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Elle0 Autopilot

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1BitSquared
has released Elle0, a new Paparazzi UAV autopilot. Elle0 is the lowest cost autopilot developed specifically for use with the Paparazzi UAV framework. It was inspired by the Lisa/MX and Apogee autopilots and has been stripped down to the most essential features while preserving the flexibility that Paparazzi autopilots are famous for.

Here are some of the specs:

  • STM32F4 168MHz ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller with FPU
    • 1 Mbyte of Flash memory
    • 192+4 Kbytes of SRAM including 64-Kbyte of CCM (core coupled memory) data RAM
    • Cryptographic acceleration: hardware acceleration for AES 128, 192, 256, Triple DES, HASH (MD5, SHA-1), and HMAC
    • True random number generator
  • 3 axis gyroscope (connected over SPI for high speed sampling and low latency)
  • 3 axis accelerometer (connected over SPI for high speed sampling and low latency)
  • 3 axis magnetometer (connected over SPI for high speed sampling and low latency)
  • barometer (connected over dedicated SPI for low noise operation and low latency)
  • 1 I2C auxilary sensor connection
  • 2 TTL level serial ports for telemetry radio and GPS
  • 2 serial input interfaces for remote control receivers (using Spektrum compatible JST connectors)
  • 1 USB port for easy firmware upgrade
  • 8 PWM outputs/inputs for servos or legacy PPM RC receivers
  • 2 Analog inputs for system battery voltage and current measurement
  • CAN TX and RX lines are accessible

Elle0-LisaMX-angle-watermark_1024x1024Mechanically Elle0 is designed around the 30.5mm M3 hole pattern, popularized by the Nano Quad community. But Elle0 can be used on more than just Nano Quads, it has everything on board to control anything from a small Quad through a big Octocopter to Airplanes or Helicopters. For an autonomous UAV you just need to add a GPS, Telemetry radio and maybe RC receivers. 😉

Apropos RC receivers, Elle0 provides two Spektrum Satellite compatible connectors. You don’t have to crimp special wires to connect your Spektrum Diversity setup to your autopilot anymore!

For more information check out our Wiki Page. 1BitSquared is offering Elle0 for Pre-Order in their store. Elle0 will start shipping early 2016.

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Paparazzi V5.6 release

Penguin_logoThe Paparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of a brand new version of Paparazzi; v5.6, providing you with lots of new features and improvements!

If you’re curious to know the specifics on what has been added and improved you can, go here for an overview.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, to enjoy all improvements you can switch to this new version via:

git remote update && git checkout v5.6

If you are new to Paparazzi and want to join in flying with it, you can you can simply download a tarball or get the source code via:

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git -b v5.6

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Paparazzi UAV Videos 2004-2010

A few days ago ENAC UAV Lab uploaded their Paparazzi UAV video collection from 2004-2010. If you are interested in some Open-Source UAV history you should take a look at them.

It is exciting to see how many things Paparazzi UAV could already do 5 to 10 years ago, as well as how far things have improved and evolved since then.

One of the highlights is a multi UAV flight at IMAV2006. This is 9 years ago. It is great to see how relaxed the safety pilots are. 🙂

Another highlight is the Paparazzi UAV Ground Control Station (GCS). It definitely has many of the elements of how the GCS looks today but it definitely changed and improved over the years.

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Paparazzi V5.4 Release

Penguin_logoThe Paparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of a brand new version of Paparazzi; v5.4, giving you the option to enjoy lots of new features and improvements, happy new year!

If you’re curious to know what has been added and improved you can, go here for an overview. For your enjoyment and to view what all those changes look like, click here.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, to enjoy all improvements you can switch to this new version via:

git remote update && git checkout v5.4.

If you are new to Paparazzi and want to join in flying it, you can you can simpy download a tarball or get the source code via:

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git -b v5.4.

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Paparazzi V5.2 Release

Penguin_logoPaparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of the Paparazzi v5.2 stable version with lots of new features and bugfixes.

See the CHANGELOG for an overview of new features and bugfixes. See the Release Upgrades page for hints on configuration changes that may be required if you are moving to v5.2 from v5.0.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, you can switch to this new branch with

git remote update && git checkout v5.2.

For new user, you can download a tarball or get the source code with

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git -b v5.2.

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Lisa/S The Worlds Smallest UAV Autopilot

2013-08-22_16.19.04TU Delft researchers in collaboration with 1BitSquared have designed and build the world’s smallest autopilot for micro aircraft.

Researcher Bart Remes and his team of the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering in a collaboration with Piotr Esden-Tempski from 1BitSquared have designed, built and tested the world’s smallest open source autopilot for small unmanned aircraft. A smaller – and lighter – autopilot allows these small flying robots to fly longer, fit into narrower spaces or carry more payloads, such as cameras. That makes them more suitable to be used in rescue operations for example. Remes: “Our aim? Make MAVs so small and light that every fireman can fit one in his pocket.”

More information:

Hardware electronics will be sold by  (from January 2014 onward) 1BitSquared

Lisa/S autopilot board

SuperbitRF telemetry module

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Paparazzi V5.0 Release

Penguin_logoFor the opening of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the Paparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of the Paparazzi v5.0 stable version, including the support of the Parrot AR.Drone2. See this page for more instructions.

See the changelog for an overview of new features and bugfixes.

See the Release Upgrades page for hints on configuration changes that may be required if you are moving to v5.0.0 from v4.2.0.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, you can switch to this new branch with

git remote update && git checkout v5.0.

For new user, you can download a tarball or get the source code with

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git && git checkout -b v5.0 origin/v5.0.

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Paparazzi V4.2.0 Release

Penguin_logoJust before the end of the world, discover Paparazzi v4.2.0 stable version.

Based on the last stable branch v4.0, this new release offers several improvements, especially the total energy control developed by TUDelft. See the changelog for an overview of new features and bugfixes.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, you can switch to this new branch with

git remote update && git checkout v4.2.

For new user, it will be the default branch when getting the source code from Github. You can also download a tarball or Zip file of the v4.2.0_stable source code.

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Paparazzi V4.0 Release

Penguin_logoThe Paparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of the Paparazzi v4.0 stable version.

After several months of testing and debugging, the release preparation branch v3.9 has been released as v4.0. See the changelog for an overview of new features and bugfixes.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, you can switch to this new branch with

git remote update && git checkout v4.0.

For new user, it will be the default branch when getting the source code from Github. You can also download a tarball or Zip file of the v4.0_stable source code.

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