Earlier post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/eva-a-new-open-source-autopilot 

Apologies for disappearing for such a long time; we have been discussing and figuring our way around how to do this. It took us a lot more time than we estimated, but we are almost ready to release our autopilot, and these are the things that we plan to provide along with the autopilot:

 

 

License

Details

Notes

 

Hardware Specifications

 

Eva Autopilot

CC BY-SA

ARM920T Processor.

Detailed Specs:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/eva-a-new-open-source-autopilot

Supports fixed-wing crafts, multicopters, helicopters, ground rovers and boats.

GPS

CC BY-SA

 

 

Bi-directional transmitter

CC BY-SA

433/915 MHz

 

Bi-directional receiver

CC BY-SA

433/915 MHz

 

Accessories

 

Power module, Flight Status LED, USB/COM connector

 

 

Software Specifications

 

Eva code

GPL

 

 

Communication protocol

GPL

 

 

Extended Kalman filter module

Object file (*.o)

 

Will be gradually open sourced.

Ground Control Station (iOS)

GPL

Manual flight, waypoints, target locks, Automatic take-off, automatic landing, OSD

 

The above hardware will be sold at cost to the early participants of the Eva project! If you are interested, feel free to get in touch with me!

 

So to just keep you guys updated, we have managed to incorporate RC Touch with Eva, which is basically an open sourced ground control station for iOS. RC Touch allows manual flights and autonomous flights. It has functions such as one-touch take off and one-touch landings. It supports waypoint missions, target locks, tracking and many other functionalities already. Aircrafts can be controlled with the iPad/iPhone manually as well.

 

We are also currently in the process of making our website and getting more information online. We hope that by the end of this week we will have the code all set and ready to be downloaded from GitHub!

 

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Comment by Tobias Krieger on April 15, 2013 at 9:24am

Two thumbs up!

Comment by Les Jones II on April 16, 2013 at 12:20pm

Sounds good guys! Very interested when you are ready. Hope I can afford it.lol

Thanks!!

Comment by Hex Air Robot on April 16, 2013 at 7:43pm

Cheers guys. To the people interested, we are aiming to ship our hardware before the end of April. : )

Comment by ErvinSilic on May 5, 2013 at 5:06pm

Hello, is this stil live? April have pased any news.

Comment by Hex Air Robot on May 8, 2013 at 6:36am

Once again, we have had some setbacks with the telemetry, but the project is still very much alive. The software code is already up (it will undergo many changes, obviously) on GitHub! https://github.com/EvaPilot/Eva

Comment by ABL on November 14, 2013 at 3:52am

"the project is still very much alive" - umm, last update on DIYD/github is 6 months old.

Did you sold any hardware? Code looks abandoned...

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