Drones Using BBB

I been searching on this forum but cant find anything related for Aerial Drones, dont know why, im brand new on Beaglebone and wana know if theres any info about them, using the BBB,
I already found the PixHawk Fire Cape but its no longer aviable, also theres the Erle-Brain 2.0 in wich case its a little pricey for me at the momment, as well the 3DR PixHawk autopilot system (still cant figure it out how that one works).
Some people already told me of using the Raspberry pi because it has more development on the drone area, but honestly i dont like their computing power and the fact they store the operating system on an Micro-Usb (im a Photographer, already had lost too many photos due to a bad memory card) So if anyone else had or has worked on this type of system using the BeagleBone Black for Drones, plz give me an advice of where to start, it would be appreciated.

Ps: I dont own a BeagleBone Black yet, been spending too much cash on other things.

Follow:

Mirko Denecke's project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqyfN3FStvs&feature=youtu.be

https://github.com/mirkix/BBBMINI

PCB:

https://github.com/mirkix/BBBMINI-PCB

Hardware Setup:

https://github.com/mirkix/BBBMINI/blob/master/doc/hardware/hardware.md

Finally the Software Setup:

https://github.com/mirkix/BBBMINI/blob/master/doc/software/software.md

Regards,

heh, that’s pretty cool.

Thanks for the info, didnt know there was an already working proyect out there, will check it out and honestly it looks great, thanks

To be sure. There is more out there as well. If you do an internet search( google ) “Beaglebone black drone” you’ll run into all kinds of projects. But unlike Robert, I do not follow this subject much. So I’m not really “hip” as to what’s actually a good project to start working with. The links Robert gave seem to be progressing very nicely though. I really liked the video :wink:

So what i like about Mirko's writeup,

He's got the pcb setup to be easily ordered.

His write-up utilizes ardupilot:

http://ardupilot.com/ardupilot/index.html

So you end up with a fully open system, that happens to be very close
to the same software stack on the pixhawk/erlie-brain/etc!!!

except actually supported. :wink:

Regards,

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    I been searching on this forum but cant find anything related for Aerial Drones, dont know why, im brand new on Beaglebone and wana know if theres any info about them, using the BBB,
    I already found the PixHawk Fire Cape <http://erlerobotics.com/blog/product/pixhawk-fire-cape/> but its no longer aviable, also theres the Erle-Brain 2.0 <https://erlerobotics.com/blog/product/erle-brain-v2/> in wich case its a little pricey for me at the momment, as well the 3DR PixHawk <https://store.3dr.com/products/3dr-pixhawk> autopilot system (still cant figure it out how that one works).
    Some people already told me of using the Raspberry pi because it has more development on the drone area, but honestly i dont like their computing power and the fact they store the operating system on an Micro-Usb (im a Photographer, already had lost too many photos due to a bad memory card) So if anyone else had or has worked on this type of system using the BeagleBone Black for Drones, plz give me an advice of where to start, it would be appreciated.

    Ps: I dont own a BeagleBone Black yet, been spending too much cash on other things.

What exactly do you want to do?
Tip: Don't choose a platform first and then look for a solution around that. Choose an existing solution/platform that has already addressed your problem.

I'd start out with evaluating Flight controller software and what platforms are supported there and then choose the platform.

cheers,
-roger