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Wednesday, September 15 • 12:55pm - 1:10pm
Redefining a (Consumer) Drone with Software - Michael Melchior, aviate-it

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While Michael initially was looking for some lightweight brushless motors with propellers, preferably surrounded by a cage for adding them to a new design, he came across a rather inexpensive selfie drone. First he was quite surprised by the manufacturing quality and when taking the drone apart, he was even more suprised by the clean and modular design: The device not only had an autopilot, but also a seperate IMU, a magnetic compass, a baro sensor, a GPS, a wifi module, an optical flow module, a camera with tilt servo, a set of two batteries and a charger. The autopilot was based on a STM32F405RG, which had two traces running to an unpopulated header. As it turned out, it was connected to the SWD and the Proprietary Code Read Out Protection (PCROP) was set only to level 1, so he was more than curious and asked himself: Can it run PX4?


Michael Melchior

Freelance Developer, aviate-it
I'd like to refer you to my LinkeIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melchiormichael/ If you need any further details / different format, please let me know!

Wednesday September 15, 2021 12:55pm - 1:10pm PDT
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