Damon Pipenberg
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Uploading with GPS Attached

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Jul 7, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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I'm a student working in Dr. Jack Langelaan's lab at Penn State University. I am working on getting an ArduPilot up and running on a Zagi (flying wing) glider. We plan to make a number of modifications and additions to the ArduPilot code, which will be posted here as they are developed.

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Penn State University ArduPilot Project

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 10:36am 6 Comments

I'm an undergrad EE student at Georgia Tech and this summer I'm working in an aerospace research lab at Penn Sate University, headed by Dr. Jack Langelaan. My project is to outfit a Zagi THL glider with an autopilot system. The reaserch is being funded by the NSF, and the aim is to work on developing open-source autopilot hardware and software, with a goal of having the drones do useful work, such as monitoring meteorological conditions



We want our autopilot to be based around an… Continue

Dead multiplexer?

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 8:17am 28 Comments

Wondering if anyone might have experienced a problem that I'm having. My ArduPilot has been working fine, but yesterday, the servo outputs suddenly quit working. After doing some troubleshooting, I think I've narrowed the problem down the the multiplexer (74ACT157). It gets power, and gets a proper signal from the failsafe, and I found a 50 Hz signal on the inputs. However, the outputs are always low, at 0V.



I've been using a 4-cell, 4.8V receiver battery to power my setup. When… Continue

Breakout board for Sparkfun u-blox GPS module

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 8:30am 8 Comments

I received my u-blox GPS receiver and connector from Sparkfun recently, and needed a PCB to hook it all together. I've put together a simple layout including a lithium backup battery and a 4-pin 0.1" header to connect it to my ArduPilot.



I've attached the Eagle file for the layout. I case you don't have Eagle, you can get it… Continue

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At 10:10am on July 6, 2009, Jerry LeDrew said…
Great work Damon ....
I am 73 and was about to make an adapter leaving out pin 6.... But now I don't have to ...I am a hardware man more then a software person ...Before I did my first Read- the improvised way I found smoe Extraneous data not like waypoints and my rudder was not responding in auto-mode....Writing new data cleaned it out .... ArduPilot Config. utility works now Thanks to your software change ....
GPS ____UNPLUGED

Tnx agn .... Jerry ( VO1ET )

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