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uAvionix ADS-B 1090 transceiver on PX4?

Started May 20 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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Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"@Lyn Rees - for info Lyn we have just put together a co-axial quad which will also have the Jetson on-board, multiple cameras and the rest.  I'll let you know how we get on!"
Oct 14
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Yes, the J120 carrier board is excellent and benefits from 2 USB3 ports, unlike the TX2 development board.  Good luck!"
Oct 14
yuthika commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"I'm also waiting for my carrier board to arrive !!!"
Oct 13
yuthika commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"I'm also waiting for my carrier board to arrive !!!"
Oct 13
Ethan Smith commented on Mike Isted's blog post Configuring RFD868x/RFD900x Telemetry for Pixhawk 2
"Great information you give there man! Thanks a lot I'm still learning more about this, but still thank you!"
Sep 3
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"That's a lovely thought, but I guess the kit I'm using is fairly readily available - what I'm trying to do is to help others 'glue' it together in a useful way!"
Aug 31
Tiziano Fiorenzani commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Mike, I enjoy following your blog. You should definitely put up the kit for sale as a bundle ;-)"
Aug 30
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Configuring RFD868x/RFD900x Telemetry for Pixhawk 2

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 www.mikeisted.com.See More
Aug 29
Lyn Rees commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"The co-ax IMHO has all the advantages of an octo (I have a 1000mm one of those as well that I will,hopefully, get around to finishing some day) and no disadvantage for the reasons mentioned above. It also the ability to use larger props for a given…"
Aug 25
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Very nice Lyn.  I'm working towards a heavy lift octacopter, but could still be persuaded to go 4+4...   I have whole bunch of questions, but maybe this is going even more off-piste.  You on LinkedIn?"
Aug 25
Lyn Rees commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"The cool thing with the co-ax is I can drive the motors 4 + 4 so the main supply powers (2 x 10'000, 6S) never meet. The multi copter has a better than 2.2:1 power to weight ratio. In this way I can afford to lose an entire side (4 motor / prop…"
Aug 25
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Also working on dual power supply - problem with just connecting in parallel is that if one goes short, it takes out the other.  Connecting via a high power Schottky(?) diode should do the trick, I think.  Need to do a little reading up,…"
Aug 25
Lyn Rees commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Be very interested in knowing more:-) I live in RCT. Perhaps we will bump into each other one day and swap thought:-)"
Aug 25
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"I have a prototype triple redundant system on my desk... (allied to a TX2 as well)..."
Aug 25
Lyn Rees commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Totally understand your reasoning on the safety front. I myself fly a coax quad, along with fixed wings, for the same reason it also has dual power supply from the twin batteries through the full system. the only thing I worry about now is the FC. i…"
Aug 25
Mike Isted commented on Mike Isted's blog post Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build
"Hi Lyn, That's a very good point and thanks for your kind words. I may well build on that angle in the future. In the first instance, part of this is to investigate exactly what the RFD brings to the table, my main interest being …"
Aug 25

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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.
Hometown:
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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…

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Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build

Posted on August 25, 2018 at 12:00am 15 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…

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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…

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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…

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