Mike Isted
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uAvionix ADS-B 1090 transceiver on PX4?

Started May 20, 2018 0 Replies

Hi All,Can anyone tell me if the uAvionix transceivers work with the PX4 flight stack please?  They are a little expensive to purchase just to try out!  Also, has anyone used them with Mavros?Many…Continue

Teraranger not detected on Pixhawk/Arducopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Isted Jun 11, 2017. 1 Reply

I have recently purchased a Teraranger One with the i2c adapter cable.  It's all wired up and configured, but the sonar range on the Mission Planner flight display simply reads 0.Here are the things…Continue

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d j commented on Mike Isted's blog post Installing the Intel Realsense D435 depth camera on a Jetson TX2
"@Mike Isted I read your blog at https://mikeisted.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/first-flight-intel-realsense-d435-on-jetson-tx2/ specification from https://software.intel.com/en-us/realsense/d400 Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435 Depth…"
Jun 4, 2019
d j commented on Mike Isted's blog post Installing the Intel Realsense D435 depth camera on a Jetson TX2
"excellent example of pattern recognition feature"
Jun 4, 2019
Antoan commented on Mike Isted's blog post Installing the Intel Realsense D435 depth camera on a Jetson TX2
"Mike, if you are aiming for autonomous navigation including obstacle avoidance you will need something like an i7 processor, in order to run the entire stack in real time.  That is from perception (Visual SLAM), state estimation, occupancy…"
Jun 4, 2019
Stone Bai commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Wow, How about your progress now?"
Apr 16, 2019

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About Me:
Mike is Director of Software for Aisymmetrix Ltd. We develop intelligent UAVs and support educational initiatives to bring new talent into the industry.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I was bought up with RC cars and worked on embedded systems in my early IT career. I have always been a proponent of the make revolution and the democratisation of technology. Having children reintroduced me into the world of UAV and I haven't looked back.

My interest is primarily around autonomous control augmenting ground based humanitarian activities. However I have quickly learned that once you go beyond gps 'point and shoot' control, it gets a whole lot more interesting. And that's where my interest lies, just outside of the standard flying envelope, so to speak.

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Configuring RFD868x/RFD900x Telemetry for Pixhawk 2

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 5:25am 1 Comment

My previous blog of the Jetson TX2/Pixhawk 2 build includes the use of an RFDesign RFD 868x telemetry unit.  Here's the detail of how I set it up.  As usual, the post can be found at…


Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build

Posted on August 25, 2018 at 12:00am 16 Comments

I have just completed my rebuild of The Groundhog hexacopter with a Pixhawk2  and NVIDIA Jetson TX2 companion computer.  This is in preparation for the coding blogs I am posting and further work integrating depth cameras and machine learning.  For those interested, details of the build are posted on my blog at…


Coding UAVs with ROS. Subscribing to FCU data.

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I have just published Part 2 of this series, designed to develop skills in Python and ROS so as to achieve flexible control of a UAV.  It's based on a Pixhawk FCU with Raspberry Pi companion computer.  The Pixhawk is running PX4, but it would also work with minor modifications with Arducopter.  

I have also re-released Part 1 with some important updates…


Autonomous UAV Coding Summer School - UWE Bristol Follow Up

Posted on August 10, 2018 at 2:54am 0 Comments

We recently ran a 2-week UAV build and coding mechatronics Summer School at UWE Bristol for students from the Ecole des Mines d’Ales. Great students and a great venue made for a very successful course and much fun was had by all!

Huge thanks to @UWEBristol and of course the students themselves.

Drones were standard 450 frames, Pixhawk running Arducopter. …


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