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pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w

Started this discussion. Last reply by david Feb 7. 11 Replies

hi guys,trying to set up my rpi zero w with pixhawk as per these insructions:…Continue

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motor recommendation

Started Jul 14, 2016 0 Replies

Hi guys,I'm building my 1st drone and getting a bit lost when it comes to Motors. My drone currently weighs 900g, it's a 4 motor vtail setup using a 11.1v 3500mAh 25c lipo battery. I made a guess at…Continue

 

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david replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Awesome, thanks a ton!"
Feb 7
Fnoop replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Hey, it's actually super simple.  Take a normal usb2 cable, cut in half, take the small plug half and strip the outer sheath where you cut it.  You'll end up with something like…"
Feb 7
david replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Thanks again fnoop, helpful as always. I don't suppose you have any info on the usb  cable conversion?"
Feb 7
Fnoop replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Most of us are amateurs-in-learning :) (I certainly am).  You can buy a 5v BEC from any drone/hobby shop, as long as it does 2-3a that will take care of anything a raspberry is likely to consume.  A lot of PDB (power distribution boards)…"
Feb 5
david replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Well thanks for that fnoop, anything that can cause a catastrophic failure is obviously not a good idea, do you know if there is an official or advised way to power the pi3? As I'm struggling to catch your drift with powering from bec (as you…"
Feb 4
Fnoop replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Firstly the telem2 port in that diagram is a lower power port, the telem1 port is 'high power' as detailed here:  http://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-telemetry-port-setup-for-apm-px4-and-pixhawk.html?highlight=telemetry but can…"
Feb 4
david replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"Fnoop, first time I've heard this, can you explain a little? I've powered the pi this way before but didn't know it was a bad idea. Are you able to explain your setup?"
Feb 3
Fnoop replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"That's terrible insane advice - never power the raspberry from the pixhawk.  That's an error in the docs and should be fixed.  Power the raspberry from a BEC or USB, separately."
Feb 3
david replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"So after some research the wiring is the same for rpi3 and zero, has anyone got the zero to work?"
Feb 3

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Hugues replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"The image is meant for a RPI3, not a RPI zero. That might be the issue."
Dec 14, 2017
Sonny Kaye replied to david's discussion pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w
"David, did you ever figure out your issue? I'm trying to do the same thing. "
Dec 10, 2017
david posted a discussion

pixhawk + Raspberry pi Zero w

hi guys,trying to set up my rpi zero w with pixhawk as per these insructions: http://ardupilot.org/dev/docs/raspberry-pi-via-mavlink.htmldid a quick test to see if I get power by connecting power via usb to pixhawk ONLY and I don't seem to get anything.am I assuming the wiring from a "large" raspberry pi would be the same for the zero?to  clarify I have connected the +5v but no power being drawn.See More
May 8, 2017
david posted a discussion

motor recommendation

Hi guys,I'm building my 1st drone and getting a bit lost when it comes to Motors. My drone currently weighs 900g, it's a 4 motor vtail setup using a 11.1v 3500mAh 25c lipo battery. I made a guess at the battery as I'm totally new to battery powered r/c.Can anyone recommend any motors?Failing that id settle for an explanation or guide as to how to find the best motors for my weight/battery.I'm not sure if I should be paying attention to kv or amps or some other factors?Really appreciate any…See More
Jul 14, 2016
david replied to Mike's discussion Wire raspberry pi to pixhawk
"Hi there, im wondering if you have had any luck with your problem? i am also using pi3 + pixhawk (using the above recommended cable with the wires swapped as per the ardupilot guide), serial ports are off. im getting almost the exact same thing as…"
Jul 10, 2016

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