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Old May 20, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Raspberry Pi for multi rotor

I was just wondering if anyone here has thought about using Raspberry Pi for multi rotor maybe for ground station running sofware? @ $25.00 looks like there could be some use for it.
Maybe a Guy like TC needs another project
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Old May 20, 2012, 01:26 PM
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if you add a bluetooth adapter you could run the multiwii software and talk to your quad, but you still need a monitor, the nice thing is the pi would run on 4 AA batteries no problem.
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Old May 20, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I missed the first batch of preorders. My coworker managed to place order for two.@ 25.00
I just thought it could be usefull and fun to play with.
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Old May 20, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Yea, they are pretty cool. I want to run XBMC on one. Too bad they are like OpenPilot though: Great product with tons of hype but almost impossible to buy.
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Old May 20, 2012, 02:20 PM
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I may be crazy but i was thinking somthing like this could be coupled with like Naza 32 that already has all the senors needed. Then you could have the multiwii software on the Raspberry pi. That way no need desktop client just plug into via smart phone for screen and keyboard or via blutooth realtime.
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Old May 20, 2012, 02:44 PM
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I got mine and running xbmc its really nice, but i feel bad thats all im doing with it lol
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Old May 20, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Well i just placed my order for 2 @70.00 another toy lol
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Old May 21, 2012, 04:00 AM
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I was just wondering if anyone here has thought about using Raspberry Pi for multi rotor maybe for ground station running sofware? @ $25.00 looks like there could be some use for it.
Maybe a Guy like TC needs another project
You can buy a netbook for about $100 new on eBay that will do a better job with more performance and storage.
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Old May 21, 2012, 06:19 AM
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I got mine and running xbmc its really nice, but i feel bad thats all im doing with it lol
I plan to do the same.
What are you using as remote?
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:14 PM
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You can buy a netbook for about $100 new on eBay that will do a better job with more performance and storage.
Thats fine for ground station but when they develop on this for FC i think it will work much better than netbook.
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Old May 24, 2012, 03:28 PM
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I plan to do the same.
What are you using as remote?
My iPhone

Airplay works perfectly too
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Old May 24, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Thats fine for ground station but when they develop on this for FC i think it will work much better than netbook.
Huh? How are use supposed to read a display on a FC when it's up in the air? Your OP says ground station.
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Huh? How are use supposed to read a display on a FC when it's up in the air? Your OP says ground station.
I do plan on using this for ground station with 7" lcd. But there are other developers already looking at this for onboard multirotor FC.This is just a start at what will be coming. As far display maybe blutooth or wireless.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 04:57 PM
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...and it's been done.
http://hackaday.com/2012/12/01/raspberry-pi-quadcopter/
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 05:34 AM
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3G telemetry on ArduPilot 2.5 (APM) via a Raspberry PI (RPI)

We have managed to connect our APM 2.5 to an RPI in order to have livetelemetry over 3G:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=0oiH_DOr5mg
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