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Old Jul 15, 2015, 04:08 PM
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Next generation Pixhawk? Raspberry Pi 2 - Navio+ - Arducopter PXFmini BBBmini

The Raspberry Pi 2 is a quad processor 900MHz with 1 gb ram micro computer board made in England. It runs variations of Linux. Costs about $40.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/


The Navio+ is a add-on for the Raspberry PI that gives it the sensors like IMU, Compass, Built-in M8N GPS etc so that it allows the Raspberry PI to run Arducopter.
http://www.emlid.com/


Here is the Raspberry PI with Navio+ introduction by Randy Mackay of Arducopter development.
NAVIO+ Linux board running APM:Copter (4 min 42 sec)




The advantage over current Pixhawk flight controllers is that this combination has the horsepower to do tasks beyond just flight control. Like HD video processing, image recognition etc.
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Fc's are going to get pretty interesting in the next few years.
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Fc's are going to get pretty interesting in the next few years.
Who would ever have thought someone would be flying around a quad core proc fc this year?
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 09:19 PM
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Yes!
Ha, ordered a pi today.
Nice to see.
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 10:00 PM
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IMO Beaglebone Black is quite a bit more compelling than the Pi for this purpose, although in many ways they are similar (namely form factor). Both neat little machines.
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IMO Beaglebone Black is quite a bit more compelling than the Pi for this purpose, although in many ways they are similar (namely form factor). Both neat little machines.
The most powerful board ive found right now Is the ODroid Xu3/and Xu4.
Dji is using the Odroid Xu3 on the matrice 100, this board blows every other board out the water right now with its Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 2Ghz and Cortex-A7 Octa core CPUs. The XU4 just launched yesterday with a smaller form factor and still holds the same power as the previous Xu3 Octa-cores,i think they did this because the XU3 was priced ridiculously compared to other boards on the market, The Xu3 $180 and Xu3 Lite $110..RB-Pi b+ $42 lol.
i got one on the way

Will make The voltage input compatible with the Navio+..the pins are very simular to the pi's.

Still love my RB-pi2 tho

XU3- http://www.hardkernel.com/main/produ...=G140448267127

XU4- http://www.hardkernel.com/main/produ...=G143452239825
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 09:37 AM
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The most powerful board ive found right now Is the ODroid Xu3/and Xu4.
Dji is using the Odroid Xu3 on the matrice 100, this board blows every other board out the water right now with its Samsung Exynos 5422 Cortex-A15 2Ghz and Cortex-A7 Octa core CPUs. The XU4 just launched yesterday with a smaller form factor and still holds the same power as the previous Xu3 Octa-cores,i think they did this because the XU3 was priced ridiculously compared to other boards on the market, The Xu3 $180 and Xu3 Lite $110..RB-Pi b+ $42 lol.
i got one on the way

Will make The voltage input compatible with the Navio+..the pins are very simular to the pi's.

Still love my RB-pi2 tho

XU3- http://www.hardkernel.com/main/produ...=G140448267127

XU4- http://www.hardkernel.com/main/produ...=G143452239825
Looks like the odroid has a prop built-in!
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Old Jul 16, 2015, 06:27 PM
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4G control with Raspberry PI and Navio +

Quadcopter controlled with a 4G mobile connection, Emlid Navio+, Raspberry Pi 2 B (4 min 57 sec)
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Old Jul 17, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Nice thread Mike. What appears to be the developer started an RCG thread on their original navio a little over a year ago but it has had very little activity in that time.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2179671

There are some notes that go with Randy's video in the link below. As the main arducopter developer it is worthwhile checking out what he has to say.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/...apm-copter-3-3
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I know. I just thought it was interesting enough to give it a little more exposure. Thanks for the links.
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 12:36 AM
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Just ordered raspberry pi 2 , still doing research about this board, I really dont know anything about it but look interesting when combine with navio+.
Wish me luck.....
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Interesting, my packages just arrived and will be installing on skywalker 1830 :-)
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how about this "Next Generation Pixhawk" =D I just ordered a navio+ for comparison.
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how about this "Next Generation Pixhawk" =D I just ordered a navio+ for comparison.
What are you using for sensors? OR do you mean you are going to use the Navio+?
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What are you using for sensors? OR do you mean you are going to use the Navio+?
Its a pixhawk connected to the ODroid Xu4 via UART port.. same thing as navio stacked on a pi but from my findings the new samsung exynos octo-core processor is gonna be a huge power advantage over the 4-cores in the broadcom chip on the pi.

i just finished connecting the 2 and testing the the commands via puTTY..my objective is to create a Complete half Autonomous Drone getting from point A to point B by itself no human imput during mission.

4x 3D Cameras will be placed on the frame for object/obticle avoidence..almost done with that...this drone is still Light under 4lbs!!
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