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= Project notes: Raspberry Pi ground control station =
  
I'm a paparazzi enthusuiast from Canberra (Australia) and the guy behind [http://aerofu.com aerofu.com].
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I want a cheap headless GCS that speaks to me (possibly via CB radio), keeps logs, and provides a convenient place for me to tinker with agents and such (development time) with a maximally simple setup at the field. I will probably want a build system (for reflashing firmware at the field) and integration with FPV video, but those jobs are for later.
  
= Who is this rufus character ?=
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I started with a Raspberry pi (rpi) running debian squeeze, which is what I run on my field laptop, but that was a dead end. Ocaml on squeeze is 3.11.2 (with no backport available), and that version doesn't support ocamlopt on ARM architectures. So far I've learned that I should be on a wheeze-based distribution (ocaml > 3.11, supporting ocamlopt on ARM), and I probably want to utilise the hardware float so that means I'll move to raspbian next.
  
* My name is Chris Gough, some people call me rufus (for reasons I don't fully understand).
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http://www.raspbian.org/
* the best way to reach me is christopher (dot) d (dot) gough (at) gmail.com.
 
* my skype identity is christopher.d.gough, but it's not a good way to reach me.
 
* I rabble-rouse on GitHub as monkeypants.
 
* my eBay persona is monkeypants007.
 
* my phone number is (+61) 418441605 (a mobile).
 
  
I'm NOT this guy:
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My plan is to mudde through and get it working, then publish an install script that makes the install process repeatable. After that I might look into packaging, but I don't know much about that (yet).
  
* http://www.sott.net/articles/show/205982-Meet-Lt-Col-Chris-Gough-Killing-by-Drone-and-Proud-of-It
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= About me =
  
I fly fixed-wing foam planes with Twogs/Tinys and IR;
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I'm an open source UAV enthusuiast from Canberra (Australia), with a penchant for paparazzi and the guy behind [http://aerofu.com aerofu.com].
  
* EasyStar.
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[[image:aerofu_logo.png]]
* 450W 1.2m EPP wing (<1kg, based on windrider Beevolution)
 
* 650W 2.5m EPP wing (>3kg, based on windrider QueenBee)
 
  
My current development focus is driven by:
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* My name is Chris Gough, some people call me Rufus (for reasons I don't fully understand).
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* the best way to reach me is christopher (dot) d (dot) gough (at) gmail.com. But don't call me Christopher, only my mum does that (and then only when I'm in trouble) so it's creepy/weired. Call me Chris.
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* my skype identity is christopher.d.gough, but it's not a good way to reach me.
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* On GitHub I'm monkeypants, on eBay I'm monkeypants007.
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* my phone number is (+61) 418441605 (a mobile).
  
* a local OBC effort for 2011 (CanberraUAV), even though it's ArduPilot based :)
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I'm NOT this guy:
* a civillian "reconossance for off-road convoy" use-case.
 
* a livestock-tracking application.
 
  
I'm currently working on:
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* http://www.sott.net/articles/show/205982-Meet-Lt-Col-Chris-Gough-Killing-by-Drone-and-Proud-of-It
 
 
* evaluation of a possible MavLink <--> Ivy/Paparazzi "bridge", so components of a Papparazzi UAS could interoperate components based on the MavLink protocol (e.g. QGroundControl).
 
* A dedicated EZ* for playing with the bomb navigation subsystem at night.
 
 
 
I also plan to start getting into OpenCV in a few months. And maybe a TWOG/Asprin IMU project (if someone makes an asprin driver for it).
 
  
Note to self: check this out some time [[DevGuide/USB-Serial]].
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I mostly fly fixed-wing planes and am slowly moving to STM32, but mostly still LPC.

Latest revision as of 16:43, 1 November 2012

Project notes: Raspberry Pi ground control station

I want a cheap headless GCS that speaks to me (possibly via CB radio), keeps logs, and provides a convenient place for me to tinker with agents and such (development time) with a maximally simple setup at the field. I will probably want a build system (for reflashing firmware at the field) and integration with FPV video, but those jobs are for later.

I started with a Raspberry pi (rpi) running debian squeeze, which is what I run on my field laptop, but that was a dead end. Ocaml on squeeze is 3.11.2 (with no backport available), and that version doesn't support ocamlopt on ARM architectures. So far I've learned that I should be on a wheeze-based distribution (ocaml > 3.11, supporting ocamlopt on ARM), and I probably want to utilise the hardware float so that means I'll move to raspbian next.

http://www.raspbian.org/

My plan is to mudde through and get it working, then publish an install script that makes the install process repeatable. After that I might look into packaging, but I don't know much about that (yet).

About me

I'm an open source UAV enthusuiast from Canberra (Australia), with a penchant for paparazzi and the guy behind aerofu.com.

Aerofu logo.png

  • My name is Chris Gough, some people call me Rufus (for reasons I don't fully understand).
  • the best way to reach me is christopher (dot) d (dot) gough (at) gmail.com. But don't call me Christopher, only my mum does that (and then only when I'm in trouble) so it's creepy/weired. Call me Chris.
  • my skype identity is christopher.d.gough, but it's not a good way to reach me.
  • On GitHub I'm monkeypants, on eBay I'm monkeypants007.
  • my phone number is (+61) 418441605 (a mobile).

I'm NOT this guy:

I mostly fly fixed-wing planes and am slowly moving to STM32, but mostly still LPC.