Best Contribution of the Month, February 2018



Congratulations to community member Yaapu (Alex) for winning Ardupilot’s “Best Contribution of the Month” award for February 2018, for his work on an open source Frsky telemetry script for the Taranis X9D,X9E and QX7 radios.

Hosted on Github, Alex’s ... Read more

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Box Boat test with Rover-3.3-dev

The video above is a first test of my “box boat” which is a waterproof box with two thrusters on the bottom, a Cube autopilot running Rover-3.3-dev firmware. I drove it around in manual, acro and then successfully tested RTL and Auto.

It worked pretty much as expected with the exception that it weaves a bit between waypoint. The issue here is (I think) we need “heading hold” added between the navigation and low level turn-rate controller. This will make driving the vehicle around in Acro and Steering modes much easier but it will also allow us to catch and correct any heading errors before they build up into position error (at which point the navigation controllers notice and correct them).

The ... Read more

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GSoC student application period has started!

The Google Summer of Code student application period has begun and continues until Mar 27th!
ArduPilot is participating again this year so if you are a university student, age 18 or higher and interested in working on projects for ardupilot for the summer and getting paid for it, please submit an application!

The mentors on the ArduPilot side are some of the most experienced developers on the ArduPilot team including Tridge and Randy. It’s a great opportunity to get hands-on robotics programming experience in a fun environment where you know your work will end up being used ... Read more

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Announcing the 2018 ArduPilot Conference - Suzhou, China

ArduPilot and our partners, together with some technology giants within the unmanned systems industry, will gather for 3 days in Suzhou to present the latest developments and future directions of ArduPilot.

As an attendee you’ll enjoy three full days packed with Ardupilot presentations and live demonstrations. For the first time, there will also be the opportunity for ... Read more

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