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Yet Another Unmanned Vehicle Controller – YAUVeC

Hi.

I've been working for some time on a modular controller for unmanned vehicles. 

I spent a lot of time developing the hardware (HW) of the modules and the modular C++ code that runs on them. All of the project is open source and open hardware.

Currently I have a working communications module (COM), a working 9 def sensor module (AMGP), a 16 channel servo control module (SCM) and a flight control module (FCM). I also have a working SPI protocol that is able to exchange data between modules without bugs.

The code of the FCM is under development. I'm currently working on a Navigation class that should be doing the calculations described in DCMdraft2.pdf, but is showing some bugs in the gyroscope data integration.

All of the code is in C++ and runs on ATmega328p microcontrollers (MCU). Each module has its own MCU.

The creation of a modular controller was motivated by my necessity of flexibility and by my goal of easy upgradeability of any module, component or MCU of the system without affecting the functionalities that are already implemented.

There is a page on Hackaday.io describing the project. The address is 

  https://hackaday.io/project/11724-yauvec-yet-another-unmanned-vehicle-controller

There is also a repository on BitBucket for the HW and firmware files. The address is:

  enhering / YAUVC — Bitbucket

Please keep in mind that this is a prototype and, as such, still have many points that will demand attention and development. 

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Inkonova’s Drone Can Fly, Roll & Climb to Map Underground

We’ve heard plenty about the potential of drones when it comes to the mining industry. But more often than not these applications are associated with mapping, modelling, tracking the progress of operations and measuring stockpiles or inventory above ground. A lesser known use for drones is exploration below the surface. Swedish startup Inkonova is leading the […]

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Altitude Angel, College Team Up with Microsoft to Optimize Drone UTM

A partnership between a British drone-tech company and one of London’s most prestigious colleges has developed an advanced drone air-traffic system with a boost from Microsoft. Angel Altitude and a team of 14 undergraduate computing students from Imperial College recently announced the results of a six-month research project to develop “the Internet of Flying Things […]

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Video Streaming via Wifi from DroneePilot to Mission Planner

Thanks to RaspberryPi community it has realy reach sources to start to work on a project.)   As we have 8Mp camera for RaspberryPi why not to stream video from drone to Mission planner via Wifi, it is low cost and you just need to plug into USB port on DroneePilot. 

I found many posts about Wifi video streaming from RPi to Mission Planner  all requires to start camera on RPI each time and ned to conenct to shell and write a script to start camera. I decided to make easier , to start camera automatically on boot, and you don not need to start camera each time.

You can find more detail about this project from our Dronee Blog

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Video Streaming via Wifi from DroneePilot to Mission Planner

Thanks to RaspberryPi community it has realy reach sources to start to work on a project.)   As we have 8Mp camera for RaspberryPi why not to stream video from drone to Mission planner via Wifi, it is low cost and you just need to plug into USB port on DroneePilot. 

I found many posts about Wifi video streaming from RPi to Mission Planner  all requires to start camera on RPI each time and ned to conenct to shell and write a script to start camera. I decided to make easier , to start camera automatically on boot, and you don not need to start camera each time.

You can find more detail about this project from our Dronee Blog

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