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Ardu Hardware Roadmap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson May 25, 2011. 9 Replies

In reference to the comments in "DIY Drones team at Maker Faire" posting, I will start a new discussion about the future of Ardu Hardware Development.I think it is time for a more powerfull processor…Continue

 

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ThomasB commented on AVS's blog post New - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition (free)
"Hi Visual Micro Only a small hint: your Visual Micro link is missing an 'r' means: http://www.visualmico.com/  should be changed to http://www.visualmicro.com/   :)"
Dec 2, 2014
ThomasB commented on Alican Kurutepe's blog post A new controller project
"Hi Alican, Maybe at look at this project could be helpfull: http://taulabs.org/index.html and https://github.com/TauLabs/TauLabs/wiki/Creating-a-FlyingF4-from-scratch (Taulabs is a branch of the OpenPilot Project which is also based on STM32F4)"
Nov 28, 2014
ThomasB commented on Max Levine's blog post Autoquad just got smaller :)
"@Brian+Victor Don't take my last comment too serious  ;) I'm aware about the timeline of OpenPilot / Taulabs,Autoquad a.s.o.  I wrote this only to show up that there is other similar stuff out there. Years ago I copied…"
Aug 5, 2014
ThomasB commented on Max Levine's blog post Autoquad just got smaller :)
"@Victor I had a look at the crazyflie CPU and Sensorset. I fear that the OpenPilot Project copied the crazyflie project.. and that a lot of years ago! Identical sensors, and same cpu (at least in the first hardware versions, later they moved to the…"
Aug 4, 2014
ThomasB left a comment for Roland Rosner
"Hello Roland, I'm sorry but the ADNS found it's way into my "will be done some day..or later" Box so up to now there is nothing to share Best Thomas"
Mar 31, 2014
Roland Rosner left a comment for ThomasB
"Hello! In 2011 you wrote a comment about STM32F4 and ADNS3080. Do you still have the code? Cause I have to do the same and I would be grateful if you could send me that. . Thanks in advance Roland"
Mar 27, 2014
ThomasB commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post First flight of BOD the first RTF drone developed by Virtualrobotix IT
"looks cool,    interesting design  :)"
Jun 1, 2013
ThomasB commented on Alan Kharsansky's blog post Quadrotor Flight computer FLCv2p0
"Looks great. Nice to see a LPC solution beside all the STM32 stuff  :)"
Feb 12, 2013
ThomasB commented on Hunter Parris's blog post Relatively Inexpensive Thermal Imaging Gimbal M1D Micro
"@ChrisSome additional comments to RS485Using RS485 beside RX and TX you need a portpin for tranceive enable. RS232 is a point to point connection, RS485 is thought for multipoint communication."
Nov 22, 2012
ThomasB commented on Chris Anderson's blog post 3D Robotics announces VC funding, expansion plans!
"@MarcS Thanks for the "missing other projects" hint I wasn't aware of this up to now. Interesting."
Nov 6, 2012
ThomasB commented on Mita Yun's blog post 'Narwhal' Quadrotor Build
"Cool Project! Do you have a website, or a link to your documentation?"
Sep 6, 2012
ThomasB commented on PX4's blog post PX4 Flight and Features Video (Introduction post #2)
"Yes, maybe it is not so easy to produce a video with a flying PX4 (just kidding ;)"
Jul 30, 2012
ThomasB commented on PX4's blog post PX4 Flight and Features Video (Introduction post #2)
"Would still like to see the video some day"
Jul 28, 2012
ThomasB commented on PX4's blog post Introducing the PX4 autopilot system
"If I'm right the pixhawk team is located in europe.  DIY Drones are located in the states. So if I want to order some boards, pixhawk will send them to california and from there back to europe. right? Or in other words, will there be a…"
Jul 25, 2012
ThomasB commented on Bill Nesbitt's blog post AutoQuad FC fw v6.6
"Seems that Bill has set a new reference in the quad flight control development.  Some weeks ago I read in the Mikrokopter forum that Holger and Ingo don't want do switch to an other CPU, so they will have not the capability to keep up with…"
Jul 5, 2012
ThomasB commented on Bill Nesbitt's blog post AutoQuad FC fw v6.6
"Not to forget the UKF, but I'm still not able to understand the math behind  ;)"
Jul 3, 2012

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Try to build my own hardware for a quad,
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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 6:01pm on June 12, 2011, Juan Gomez said…
Hi Thomas,

Here is the Schematic of my board. I hope it will be helpful for you.
It will be interesting to hear some comment of you about the schematic.

Regards.
At 10:39am on June 16, 2011, Juan Gomez said…
Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the advices, I will improve this on the next version! =)
it looks more familiar to me  the topology that is in the first link.in the second link, it looks more simple but... I never saw that kind of topology.
Tell me... which schematic. are you going to base your design?

Using JTAG without an Emulator, it's painful. that it true! 
I'm using the Code Composer Studio IDE from Texas Instruments, it's based on Eclipse too.

Regards.
At 11:30am on June 16, 2011, ThomasB said…

Hi Juan,

 

Yes, the second sheet is .. mmhh.. very compact  :)

It is the sheet of the flightcontrol of Mikrokopter (www.mikrokopter.de). An 8 bit cpu based system which works very well/stable. That's why I took this as example.

My starting point of development was the project of Bill Nesbitt (http://www.diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/autoquad-ver-5) which is based on a STM32F103. After porting the main board, I became aware of the project of Roberto Navoni which is based on the same cpu series. He took some existing software together, improved them, and now you can run the ardupirates ng software on it. (http://www.virtualrobotix.com/page/multipilot32-1)

So now I'm playing with this cpu board and the standard oilpan imu, works well (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT4BpqDvx-w). So the next step might be to port the sensor board of autoquad v5 for the MP32.

So I try to get (step by step) familiar with all the needed sensor,cpu programming and filter stuff :)

By the way, why you decided to use the texas cpu? Working with it before?

 

regards 

Thomas

At 7:33am on October 6, 2011, Oliver said…

Gutes Projekt! Die Antwort habe ich Dir gleich in Deinem Board geschrieben. 

At 2:39pm on March 27, 2014, Roland Rosner said…

Hello!


In 2011 you wrote a comment about STM32F4 and ADNS3080. Do you still have the code? Cause I have to do the same and I would be grateful if you could send me that.
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Thanks in advance
Roland

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