Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

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VicPi
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Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by VicPi » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:20 am

Hello, I'd like to develop my own quadcopter and I have two questions :

1/ Is it a good idea to want to use the crazyradio ?

2/ How I can communicate with nRF24L01 Reviews another module? the documentation is here : https://wiki.bitcraze.io/doc:crazyradio:usb:index
but I am little bit lost beacause I am a beginner in programming....
could someone help me?

Thank :)

(I'm french, do not speak english very well..)

arnaud
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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by arnaud » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:35 pm

Hi,

1/ If you want to connect your quad to the computer then Crazyradio is ready-made for this purpose.

2/ The documentation you linked explain how to configure the nRF24L01. For an example you can look in Crazyflie 1.0 code: https://github.com/bitcraze/crazyflie-f ... ink.c#L163 (also linked from the Wiki). The exact code will depends of your microcontroller.

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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by VicPi » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:12 pm

Hum je crois que tu parles français.

Merci de m'avoir répondu si vite :D je vais voir si j'utilise la crazyradio, en fait mon µC est un arduino uno, donc dans mon cas comment dois-je m'y prendre ? J'hésite vraiment à acheter la crazyradio, car j'ai une solution qui est plus simple sinon (lire et écrire en série sur l'arduino (couplé à une nrf24l01) branché au pc. Je sais pas si tu aurais le temps de m'aider à m'expliquer en détaille tout cela.. sinon pas grave je ferai ma propre solution.

edit : je sais uniquement programmer en C, en fait j'aimerai être capable d'établir une communication comme ceci :

mon programme en console en C <===>crazyradio <===>mon drone

De plus, outre le fait que la radio 2.4ghz ne prend pas beaucoup de place sur le PCB, qu'elle sont ces avantages par rapport au wifi ? mon drone est de taille normale, donc je sais pas qu'elle communication utiliser :/

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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by arnaud » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:08 am

Oui je parle Français :).

However we prefer to keep discussions in English in the Forum. I will answer you and we can continue to talk by PM.

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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by Slaxx » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:26 pm

Crazyradio is a pretty good choice. Use the developed clibflie by Jan Winkler as a starting point and change it to fit your needs. With the Crazyflie board design you already have a working system for your quad.

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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by DoC » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:04 am

Are there any news?

@Slaxx: where can I find this clibflie? google does not find anything.

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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by derf » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:37 pm

Slaxx probably meant libcflie which can be found here:
https://github.com/fairlight1337/libcflie

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Re: Crazyradio with other quadcopter ?

Post by arnaud » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:35 am

I think the key here is to implement this functionality: https://github.com/bitcraze/crazyradio- ... /issues/22 it would make it possible to use Crazyradio with anything that uses a nordic 2.4GHz chip.

I have no had any time to work on the Crazyradio lately (the local positioning system is taking some effort :-) and the Crazyradio firmware needs some love (reading the SDCC doc I found out that we are doing a lot of bad things in the interrupt code, it needs to be cleaned up, just added a ticket for it: https://github.com/bitcraze/crazyradio- ... /issues/25).

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