Edge Quick Start¶
This quickstart tutorial will guide you through the initial setup of Edge drone controller and its accessories. In the end you’ll get a configured Edge drone controller that streams video from a camera to your laptop. After that you can proceed to the hardware installation guide and install your Edge in a frame.
Please update Edge to the latest firmware before continuing.
If you encounter any issues performing these steps, we are happy to help you out on our community forum .
Connect Edge GNSS module¶
Edge GNSS module is a positioning device that contains a GNSS receiver, a high-precision barometer and two 3-axis compasses.
- To connect Edge GNSS module to Edge use a JST-GH-4P to JST-GH-4P cable.
- Connect one end of the cable to any of the CAN ports on Edge GNSS module
- Connect another end of the cable to any of the CAN ports of Edge drone controller
Connect video camera¶
Camera should be connected to the HDMI-IN port on Edge. In case you are connecting an action camera then most likely it will have Micro-HDMI connector as well. In that case you would need Micro-HDMI to Micro-HDMI cable to connect the camera to the Edge.
Turn off the camera’s internal WiFi, otherwise it may interfere with RC equipment or Wi-Fi modules
Turn the camera on after Edge is booted.
Resolution and frame per second value of the input stream may vary. Maximum supported video format is 1080p 30fps.
Connect Wi-Fi modules¶
Edge kit comes with two identical long-range Wi-Fi modules in separate boxes. Use one to connect to the Edge drone controller and another one to connect to a computer (assuming a laptop for rest of the guide).
Connect Wi-Fi module to Edge¶
To connect Wi-Fi module to the Edge use a Micro-USB to JSH-GH-4P cable from the kit.
- Plug JST-GH-4P connector into Edge port labeled USB2
- Plug Micro-USB connector into Micro-USB port of the Wi-Fi module
Connect Wi-Fi module to a computer¶
We need to connect another Wi-Fi module to the laptop. In order to do that you need to perform two simple steps
Use Alfa’s Micro-USB-3.0 to USB-3.0 cable from the Wi-Fi module box
- Connect Micro-USB-3.0 one end of the cable to the Wi-Fi module
- Connect the other end to the USB port of your laptop/desktop computer
Now we need to install the driver for the Wi-Fi module. The instructions depend on your OS. Please, proceed to the https://docs.emlid.com/edge/quickstart/#software-installation for the detailed instructions.
Power from a battery¶
Now you can turn on your Edge using the Edge Power Module (PM).
Connect JST-GH-6P connector to any power port on Edge (PWR1 or PWR2).
And after that connect a battery to your PM.
Connect to Edge’s access point¶
After powering up Edge needs some time to create an access point (AP). Connect to Edge’s AP (edge) with password: EmlidEdge (since 1.2 the password will be emlidedge).
Most laptops have a built-in Wi-Fi module. You need to connect to Edge using specifically the external Wi-Fi module provided with Edge.
To avoid interference from the internal Wi-Fi we recommend disabling it.
Be sure you connect to AP using the external Wi-Fi module, not the built-in Wi-Fi module of your laptop After the connection succeeded you can run the QGC.