Pedro's Blog (3)

Waypoint editor?

I am interested in using the Ardupilot for a ground vehicle application, and I need to enter a large number of waypoints for many different parts of the country. Saving and retrieving the waypoints is a must. I will also need to use an external EEPROM, but that is a different story. I wrote a waypoint editor that can help users manage a large number of files, and, also, save *.KML files for display on Google Earth. I will be very glad to share the… Continue

Added by Pedro on March 16, 2009 at 7:16pm — 8 Comments

Two questions

1) Would it be possible to post the correct status of the LEDs?

On the GPS board I have:

1. a blinking red LED

On the Ardupilot board:

2. A steady blue LED ("Lock")

3. A steady red LED ("Power")

4. A steady red LED ("MUX")

5. A blinking yellow LED ("STAT")

The instructions mention a blinking white ("Lock") LED. Has this been replaced by the steady blue LED?

The second question is, what voltage should I expect on the output… Continue

Added by Pedro on March 4, 2009 at 5:51pm — 10 Comments

Problems uploading software

I finished assembling the board, installed the Arduino IDE, installed the drivers for the FTDI basic board (Sparkfun), removed the solder bridge that goes with the ESC option and soldered the one for the battery input, connected the FTDI board to the Ardupilot board, and powered up. I get the red "power" led on, and the blue "GPS lock" led and yellow "Status" led flashing. I am not sure this is correct, and I am afraid I may have fried something. The two flashing leds are showing the same code:… Continue

Added by Pedro on March 3, 2009 at 4:23pm — 5 Comments

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