OpenPilot – Open Source UAV Control System

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OpenPilot is a next-generation Open Source UAV autopilot created by the OpenPilot Community (an all volunteer non-profit community). It is a highly capable platform for multirotors, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and other vehicles . It has been designed from the ground up by a community of passionate developers from around the globe, with its core design principles being quality, safety, and ease of use. Simplicity does not come with any compromises either: with no hard-coded settings, a complete flight plan scripting language and other powerful features, OpenPilot is an extremely capable UAV autopilot platform.

OpenPilot was started at the beginning of 2010 and is a serious use platform aimed at civilian and research purposes, with emphasis being placed on making the platform especially suitable for aerial photography and aerial video applications.

www.openpilot.org/

PHP: Displaying errors in the browser

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I run into this from time to time, and there are a few options for getting errors to display in browser when the server configuration is preventing it. .htaccess and php.ini can both be modified to allow this to happen. I have found a simpler way is to enable them via PHP:

 

 

ESP2866 — WiFi for the Arduino

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This board is really freakin cool. It no only has a SoC chip that is essentially a UART to WiFi, it’s microprocessor is also programmable and has a PWM pin as well. On Arduino day, it was announced that the Arduino IDE now supports the ESP2866 making things a lot easier.

 

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  • Article on the ESP2866: makezine.com/2015/04/01/esp8266-5-microc…
  • ESP2866 Forums: http://www.esp8266.com/viewforum.php?f=25
  • ESP2866 Arduino Source code: https://github.com/esp8266/arduino
  • ESP2866 Breakout Boards: http://www.esp8266.com/wiki/doku.php?id=esp8266-module-family
  • ESP2866 on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/251690993989?lpid=82&chn=ps
  • Seeed studio ESP2866 Module: http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/WiFi-Serial-Transceiver-Module-w-ESP8266-p-1994.html