Oakland, CA

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Software Lead for the Team Phoenicia Lunar Lander Team

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Played with Aeroquad, and ready to move up to the bigtime


Piedmont, CA

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Steve Berl replied to Boke's discussion Need help for serial comunication
"Not sure I understand what you are doing. 
Is the Raspberry PI onboard your copter?
What software are you running on the Raspberry PI? What is the data you are sending to the APM?


P.S. I have software that runs on an onboard Beagleboard,…"
Nov 30, 2012
Steve Berl replied to Austin Ford's discussion 3DR Hexa APM 2.5 only 4 of 6 motors spinning in ArduCopter User Group
"Have you tried swapping around the wires from the APM to the ESCs? If #3 works and #1 does not, try swapping the connections to the APM. If the problem stays the same, you have a software or APM problem. If #1 works and #3 does not, then you have an…"
Nov 19, 2012
Steve Berl replied to Steve Berl's discussion Running Adrucopter software on Aeroquad hardware?
"I ended up buying a Ardupilot Mega 2.0. "
Nov 10, 2012
Steve Berl replied to David Anders's discussion Quad wiring - APM, Power and RX check please. RX connections?
"Do you have a volt meter? Check that there is 5V present across the + and - pins of the APM input connectors (the pins that go from the APM to the radio receiver. At least that will tell you that power is going to the receiver."
Nov 5, 2012
Steve Berl posted a discussion in ArduCopter User Group
My APM2 works fine connecting to windows and linux systems. I can read and write data to the serial port just fine. But, when I connect it to a machine running Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.8, it doesn't work properly.The Arduino Mega 2560 device appears, and…
Nov 5, 2012
Steve Berl replied to menna.seyam's discussion Forwarding Mavlink Packets between flight Controller and Mission Planner
I'm doing some thing similar, but with a Beagleboard. I was hoping to use UDP instead of TCP over the Wifi link between the Beagleboard (onboard the copter) and the ground station.

Any chance I could get a look at your forwarding code?"
Nov 5, 2012
Steve Berl posted a discussion
What is the status of OF_LOITER mode in the latest ArduCopter release (2.8.1)? Is it supposed to work, or is it still a work in progress?
Nov 4, 2012
Steve Berl posted a discussion
Is anyone out there running the Arducopter software on the Aeroquad hardware? I have an Aeroquad tri/hex (6 motors, 3 pairs of coaxial contra-rotating propellers), but I'd like to pick up some of the GPS, navigation, and autonomous flight features…
Apr 19, 2012
Steve Berl replied to Vito Ammirata's discussion Linux Based Quadricopter
"Hi Vito,
I am doing a similar project with a tricopter to be controlled by a Beagleboard. We also are using the Aeroquad sensor board at the moment.

I am wondering if you have any advice for someone starting out with this."
Apr 5, 2012