How to add a global camera for the crazyflie, such as PX4Flow?

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How to add a global camera for the crazyflie, such as PX4Flow?

Post by zskalibr » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:04 am

I noticed that there is a solution mounting a rolling shutter camera to crazyflie (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=912). It looks promising. But for my requirement the global shutter camera is preferred. I am curious about whether it is possible to mount the PX4Flow to the crazyflie board? And are there any potential problems for this solution? If possible, how to get there?

Really appreciating your help.



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Re: How to add a global camera for the crazyflie, such as PX4Flow?

Post by arnaud » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:10 am

The main limitation will be physical: out of the box Crazyflie can carry ~15g and you will need to have a mechanical attachment of the camera that does not obstruct the propeller airflow.

The PX4Flow might be a bit big.

Then, if you want to use the information in the Crazyflie firmware you need the camera to communicate using one of the available communication protocol on the Crazyflie deck port. It can be UART, SPI or I2C.

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Re: How to add a global camera for the crazyflie, such as PX4Flow?

Post by zskalibr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:19 pm

I noticed that the voltage requirement for PX4Flow is 5V. Does crazyflie supports that voltage?

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