Hey DIY Drones here is a video highlighting my work over the last year.  I've decided to try and start a company automating tractors.  This is the first video highlighting my work.  

I'll be showing it an agricultural trade show that starts tomorrow, but wanted to post it here first as this is where I got my start.  If you have seen some of the earlier videos I posted this one has quite a few new shots I was saving so you will get a great overall picture of how it works in the field.  If you aren't familiar with it I am essentially using a pixhawk in the tractor and some custom GCS software in the combine.  Here is a link to the thread I started, http://diydrones.com/group/ardurover-user-group/forum/topics/apm-ro... if you want to keep up most of the changes and code are now on github https://github.com/mattdreimer/AutonomousGrainCart ; I am extremely grateful for this community and the open source hardware and software. I am getting the chance to present at this trade show (Ag Days https://www.agdays.com/) the focus of the talk will be inspiring other people to try this with a heavy emphasis on why open source is awesome!

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Comment by Cala on January 18, 2016 at 5:23pm

COOL!!!! Congrats Matthew, good Luck with your new company :D

...when services in Argentine?? :)

Nice video too.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 18, 2016 at 5:32pm

Cool stuff.  Are you planning on selling the specialized hardware to do the conversion (actuators, etc.)?  Or doing the conversion for others?

Comment by Matthew Reimer on January 18, 2016 at 5:36pm
I'll be doing the conversion myself and providing ongoing tech support.
Comment by Darius Jack on January 18, 2016 at 5:46pm


what about

OnTrac3™ Assisted Steering

Comment by Matthew Reimer on January 18, 2016 at 5:53pm
Hey Darius that product is for guiding a tractor in straight lines while a person is in the cab. I'm also controlling the transmission and communicating new commands over telemetry, right now it is specific to the grain cart but new uses are coming.

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Comment by Guy Compton on January 18, 2016 at 6:09pm
Matthew, I have followed your work and it was amazing. We have been messing around with a few ideas in the cotton fields. Keep up the great work.
Comment by Darius Jack on January 18, 2016 at 6:13pm


can be integrated if you inject GPS track planner data into compass signal input


Comment by Matthew Reimer on January 18, 2016 at 6:17pm
Thanks Guy! Post some videos when you get something going. Cotton is such a neat crop.

Comment by Hugues on January 19, 2016 at 12:35am

Congratulations! Very inspiring, you are a genius!


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