Companion Computer Trends 2020

I recently ran a survey to determine how and where companion computers were being used by the ArduPilot community.

This was done as part of research into a successor to my Pi-Connect board, but the results are also of interest to the community. The results are presented below.

I would caution that I did not get as many responses as I had anticipated (53 respondents). So the results presented below should not be taken as precise numbers. Instead, they should be interpreted as general trends.

For each question, I have generated a graph and given a few observations.

The Results

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GSoC 2020: Walking Robot Support For Ardupilot

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Open Source French Drone Identification

Cher·e·s dronistes français, (This news is mostly for french people, you will find english translation at the end of the post)

Vous n’êtes pas sans savoir que l’Arrêté du 27 décembre 2019 définissant les caractéristiques techniques des dispositifs de signalement électronique et lumineux des aéronefs circulant sans personne à bord va rentrer en vigueur prochainement. Cela implique que tous les drones pesant 800 grammes ou plus au décollage doivent être équipés d’un dispositif permettant de signaler électroniquement sa présence.

Ce signalement électronique repose sur l’envoi de trames “beacon” avec un équipement Wifi en utilisant une structure et un protocole définis dans le texte de loi. La difficulté d’implémentation du signalement électronique vient de la technique d’envoi des trames.
Contrairement à certaines idées reçues, l’utilisation de ... Read more


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GSoC 2020: Improvements to Object Avoidance in Rover & Multicopter


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