Building ArduPilot for Flymaple on Linux¶
Support for FlyMaple in ArduPilot was removed in May 2016. This documentation is for older versions
- The APMPilot firmware has been ported to run on Flymaple
- Flymaple is an inexpensive board based on a 75MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
- It includes 10DOF sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and barometer).
How to build APM for Flymaple on Linux.¶
- You need a number of additional resources to build ardupilot for Flymaple.
- I have assumed that you will install them in your home directory.
- But they can really go anywhere provided you make the appropriate changes to PATH and config.mk
cd ~ git clone https://github.com/mikemccauley/libmaple.git cd libmaple wget http ://static.leaflabs.com/pub/codesourcery/gcc-arm-none-eabi-latest-linux32.tar.gz tar xvzf gcc-arm-none-eabi-latest-linux32.tar.gz export PATH=$PATH:~/libmaple/arm/bin cp main.cpp.example main.cpp make
- At this stage you can test your flymaple CPU and the upload process with ‘make install’
- This will upload a simple LED blinking program to your Flymaple board.
- Now download ardupilot APM:
cd ~ git clone https://github.com/ArduPilot/ardupilot.git cd ardupilot git submodule update --init --recursive
- Now edit config.mk to be something like this:
#config.mk START # Select maple_RET6 for Flymaple BOARD = maple_RET6 # HAL_BOARD determines default HAL target. HAL_BOARD ?= HAL_BOARD_FLYMAPLE # The communication port used to communicate with the Flymaple PORT = /dev/ttyACM0 # You must provide the path to the libmaple library directory: LIBMAPLE_PATH = $(HOME)/libmaple # Also, the ARM compiler tools MUST be in your current PATH like: # export PATH=$PATH:~/libmaple/arm/bin #config.mk END
- Now build APM for, say a rover:
cd APMrover2 make flymaple make upload
Documentation on how to wire up and configure APM on Flymaple for a buggy type rover are at: