The team designing the hardware groundstation for ArduPilot Mega is making great progress. Above is the latest case prototype from Scott Plunkett. Needless to say, there will be more buttons. Also the screen is a blue/white dot matrix upgrade from the current one. Note the dial pot for real-time PID tweaking while the autopilot is in the air!

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Comment by Earl on November 11, 2009 at 5:08pm
Did anyone come up with a case for the original ardustation ?

Developer
Comment by Jordi Muñoz on November 11, 2009 at 7:08pm
Isobot is designing a case for the current ardustation.
Comment by Earl on November 11, 2009 at 7:40pm
Jordi, I changed the screens quite a bit to suit my needs. I'm still working on it. Would you like me to post the code ?
Also, I need a variable called MOD: to indicate the AP mode switch. I guess I need to modify the ArduPilot code to create and send it.
I use it to indicate the mode the ArduPilot is in on one of my screens.
Earl

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Comment by Jordi Muñoz on November 11, 2009 at 7:49pm
Earl, you are very welcome to post your code. If you can explain how you personalize the code that would be great, so other users can learn how to do it for themselves.
Comment by Earl on November 11, 2009 at 11:06pm
I found the variable STT to use !!
here is code
Earl
ArduStation_V12_EC3.pde
Decode.pde
Comment by Earl on November 11, 2009 at 11:10pm
The code is just the sections I changed.
One screen now reports the mode as

Mode Manual
or
Mode Waypoint
or
Mode RTL

depending on the value of STT.
I am not a good programmer so please forgive the sloppy code !

Earl
Comment by Earl on November 11, 2009 at 11:21pm
new screen 5:

Latitude 34511840
Longitude-106197120
Altitude 0
Mode Manual

new screen 8

Pitch Angle -15
Roll Angle 23
Throttle 84
Altitude 0

New screen 7

ArduStation
Version 3.1
Modified by Earl
Push Button to Menu

new screen 6

Battery 5.20
Waypoint 0
Distance 3
Bearing 170

Thats 4 new screens added to the present ones..

Earl
Comment by Earl on November 11, 2009 at 11:51pm
Any other suggestions to SEND data UP to the ArduPilot ??????
This could be neat !
Earl

see this..
http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/2way-com-with-aurdu-with-gps-1
Comment by Riccardo Kuebler on November 12, 2009 at 6:20am
Earl,

here is mine

Ric
Comment by Earl on November 13, 2009 at 1:45pm
Comment by Earl just now
Delete Comment I also changed R11 from 330 ohm to a 3.3K resistor because the blue LED was WAY to bright. Now it is just right.
Here is the new code I made for the display on the ArduStation if anyone is interested.
Here is the 2 files I changed.
Also the readings are in FEET not meters. I have a hard time doing meters.

Earl
ArduStation_V31_Feet_6Screen.pde
Decode.pde

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