All-in-one drone autopilot with Raspberry Pi

By on September 28, 2017
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Lots of developers/startups, including me, are making drones with DIY kits and RaspberryPi for development purposes. The problem is that there are too many sensors, tons of wires and it creates a lot of hassle and complexity.

This is where the DroneePilot idea was born – as a solution which removes all the hassle of hardware hacking and places all these avionics into a small pack, allowing people to easily build a drone and run their own codes inside it.

DroneePilot is an all-in-one autopilot with all the required sensors built in – including GPS, Telemetry link and airspeed sensors – and RPI CM3 as a companion computer. DroneePilot has the most advanced open-source Flight Control Unit Pixhawk2 which controls the aircraft, whilst the RPI CM3 compute module is a powerful computer which allows developers to run software in real time on the drone. Dronee Pilot has a multitude of uses, such as image processing and machine learning, amongst others. It is designed with many easily accessible connection ports to allow the user to integrate external sensors and devices.

These include:

2 x USB.

2 x UART,

2 x I2C

PPM

8 Main PWM Channel

4 Aux PWM Channel

CSI Camera connection

 

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About Boris Landoni

Boris Landoni is the technical manager of Open-Electronics.org. Skilled in the GSM field, embraces the Open Source philosophy and its projects are available to the community.