PX4's Blog – September 2013 Archive (4)

Pixhawk Details #4: Audio adds Safety

This video illustrates a bit better why we believe the safety switch, buzzer and multicolor led help to greatly improve ground and air safety. The video just showcases a few new key safety features and is not a complete reference / mapping, as blink patterns might differ depending…


Added by PX4 on September 16, 2013 at 10:30am — 20 Comments

Pixhawk Details #3: Digital airspeed sensor, multicolor led and USB

The above picture shows PX4 Airspeed (in fact its so new this is even a picture of a (proven) prototype), a small, digital airspeed sensor. If features a Measurement Specialties (coincidentally swiss, too) 4525DO sensor, with 1 psi measurement range (roughly up to 100 m/s or 360 km/h or 223 mp/h). Its…


Added by PX4 on September 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 19 Comments

Pixhawk Details #2: Multicolor led and connector demo

Due to popular request, this post features a video of the multicolor led in action, and a second video how to single-handedly unplug DF13 connectors.

This tutorial page again summarizes how to unplug and shows an alternative strategy in…


Added by PX4 on September 3, 2013 at 2:00pm — 23 Comments

Pixhawk Details #1: Overview of the PX4 board series (old and new)

The new PX4 Pixhawk module is an evolvement of the existing FMU and IO modules and completely compatible. The main difference is the target…


Added by PX4 on September 1, 2013 at 4:30am — 53 Comments

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