Tiziano Fiorenzani's Blog (8)

ROS and Raspberry Pi for beginners | Tutorial on a Donkey Car

Technically speaking there is no mention of any autopilot in my tutorial. But, as ROS (Robot Operating System) becomes more and more popular, I kinda felt like it was time to create a Tutorial for beginner that was actually fun to do (and watch, I hope).

So I decided to go…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on January 5, 2019 at 8:36am — 9 Comments

Video Course: Mavlink, Qground, Dronekit...

I interviewed Caleb Bergquist, a developer like us who posted a complete video course online about:

 - Setting up the developer environment

 - Mavproxy and Qground Control

 -…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on November 14, 2018 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Precision Landing in 7 Steps and Coding Challenge...

Part 2 of my Tutorial about Precision Landing, using a Raspberry Pi, OpenCv, Arducopter and Dronekit.

> Plus my first Shout Out... at the very end!

> Plus the first…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on October 15, 2018 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Precision Landing with OpenCv and Aruco Markers | Part 1

Here I am again with a new tutorial. Find it on Youtube

Suggestions for further videos? >>> Write it down in the comments or on my YouTube…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on August 21, 2018 at 9:56am — 3 Comments

Python library for Ardupilot Plane

If you want to connect your companion PC to the latest ArduPlane release, get telemetry data or commanding your custom path planning algorithm, I hope this little library of mine comes in handy.

The class Plane() is basically a wrap around dronekit: it simplifies some variable names and functions and make it easy on SITL to "arm and…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on June 19, 2018 at 7:26am — No Comments

OpenCV Installation and Camera Calibration

A few years ago I struggled a lot to study and understand OpenCV, especially the calibration process

Now that I have just a little bit more the hang of it, I thought It might be helpful for people that are going to approach this incredible computer vision library starting from…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on January 21, 2018 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Setup a Raspberry Pi as a Companion PC

Hi everybody, this is my last short tutorial for setting up a Raspberry Pi as Companion PC.

That is easy stuff for experts, but definitely something I would have appreciated when I started.

Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on December 24, 2017 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Implementing a simple Trajectory Tracking algorithm with Python

Hi everyone, I posted a new video of my series. This time we are going to write a script for tracking a circular trajectory around a waypoint that we provide using Mission Planner.

Be sure you watch the previous video about Drone Delivery as we are…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on December 10, 2017 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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