At the recent LCA'2014 conference in Perth I gave a couple of talks about research projects I'm working on with ardupilot. These show a couple of the things that we are working towards with APM.

The first is a talk on differential GPS which is part of a collaboration between Ben Nizette at ANU and myself.



The second talk is about the research project to run ardupilot directly on embedded Linux boards, which opens up some really interesting possibilities for APM:



These projects are really just a small part of what we are working on, but I thought a few people might be interested in them.

Cheers, Tridge



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Comment by John Moore on February 9, 2014 at 8:50am

Do you think the BBB has enough power to run Arduplane/Arducopter and capture and send live HD video?

Comment by John Githens on February 9, 2014 at 3:07pm

Hi Tridge,  I thoroughly enjoyed both presentations. However lately it appears there is a problem with the second video...

Comment by David Pawlak on February 10, 2014 at 12:05pm

Got my Beagle Bone Black..... my oh my, are we going to have fun.

Comment by Mark Halliwell on February 10, 2014 at 12:59pm

The "APM on Linux: Porting ArduPilot to Linux" video can be seen at

Comment by Julian Josephs on February 10, 2014 at 1:27pm

Wasn't the video originally posted on some official linux organization channel? I wonder what happened to it.

Comment by hotelzululima on February 10, 2014 at 3:47pm

cool thanx for putting up the youtube link mark,

ordering my beaglebone black now that I have that roadmap and of course this sensor cape design is immediately of interest


Comment by Andrew Tridgell on March 4, 2014 at 7:06pm

Swift, right now the main discussions are happening on drones-discuss mailing list and #beaglepilot IRC channel on freenode IRC servers.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment by Víctor Mayoral on March 10, 2014 at 2:59am

Hi Swift,

I'm going through sort the same so we can share comments if you wish (although i'm compiling ArduCopter). You should do this in Debian.

Regarding your sensors, did you hook them at i2c-1 as described in here?. I'm having also some issues so i debug with gdb, have you tried it?. As tridge pointed out before, we hang out in #beaglepilot at Freenode. Feel free to join our conversation.


Comment by Toby Lankford on March 16, 2014 at 2:58am

Thank you for this amazing work.  It will help guide us in our integration of our systems into our WCUAVC competition plane.  I just received a BBB and was wondering what to do with it.  Now I know.

Comment by Jack LaLanne on April 7, 2014 at 2:29pm

Quite cool! Thanks for this talk and sharing the information.

@Victor why would you prefer Debian ?


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