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Connecting Raspberry Pi 3 to Pixhawk via USB

Started May 28 0 Replies

Hi folks, I am trying to connect a Raspberry Pi 3 to the Pixhawk module in a 3DR Solo drone for the purpose of implementing an autonomous school robotics project. The purpose of the Raspberry is for…Continue

Tags: MAVlink, MAVproxy, Pixhawk, PX4, USB

Using 3DR Solo with Mission Planner and Mission Maker/Tower app

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Tan Apr 22. 2 Replies

Hi all, I have searched through the forums using the keywords in the title, but have not really found a definitive answer. I am trying to program waypoints for a 3DR Solo drone for a school project…Continue

 

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Connecting Raspberry Pi 3 to Pixhawk via USB

Hi folks, I am trying to connect a Raspberry Pi 3 to the Pixhawk module in a 3DR Solo drone for the purpose of implementing an autonomous school robotics project. The purpose of the Raspberry is for computer vision and to send command messages via Mavlink to guide the drone towards a target.The Pixhawk module has a black color unmarked cube on the Solo mainboard and is running the PX4 flight stack. For simplicity of wiring, I am currently trying to connect the Raspberry to the Pixhawk via the…See More
May 28
Ben Tan replied to Fco Campos's discussion Dronekit.io site down, someone have a backup
"This issue is being discussed in github with some solutions : https://github.com/dronekit/dronekit-python/issues/932 Meantime, you can try the following…"
May 11
Ben Tan replied to Ben Tan's discussion Using 3DR Solo with Mission Planner and Mission Maker/Tower app
"Hi, thanks for replying. I noted the recommendations. I am currently running short of time to learn another software.  If I am constraint to using MP or Tower, what are the exact steps to follow to activate the drone to fly the…"
Apr 22
Ben Tan commented on Tiziano Fiorenzani's blog post Implementing a simple Trajectory Tracking algorithm with Python
"Sir, could you please enlighten how one should go about implementing proportional navigation guidance in Dronekit? "
Apr 22
Andre K. replied to Ben Tan's discussion Using 3DR Solo with Mission Planner and Mission Maker/Tower app
"For flying Solo as a video-tool, use Solex. For flying it for photogrammetry, QGroundControl (QGC) is your best choice - be sure to upgrade to OpenSolo or latest Community Solo  firmware unless you installed a Green Cube or modified Solo cube."
Apr 20
Ben Tan replied to Bill K's discussion How does MAVLink, Mission Planner, and Pixhawk come together?
"I am also working on a similar project and interested to find out more. So far, I found a related blog post on controlling drones using Python through the Dronekit…"
Apr 18
Ben Tan posted a discussion

Using 3DR Solo with Mission Planner and Mission Maker/Tower app

Hi all, I have searched through the forums using the keywords in the title, but have not really found a definitive answer. I am trying to program waypoints for a 3DR Solo drone for a school project so that it flies a certain defined course.Questions:1)  A lot youtube videos and forum posts dwell on plotting the waypoints and appending landing and takeoff, but I am still clueless on how to actually get the drone to actually start the mission ?a) are these the correct steps in Mission Planner:"In…See More
Apr 18

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Interested in flying drones to solve problems and sometimes simply for the breath-taking views
Hometown:
Monterey

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