7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2018 11:02 AM by Intel Corporation

    Connecting range finders and Pixhawk to the Aero

    AshL

      Hello Alexandra

       

      I was looking for a way to connect range finders to the Aero, when I came across this threadAttaching sensors using i2c to the RTF drone. I'm surprised to find out that Intel sets up the Aero board on the RTF this way.

       

      Since the i2c is not available, what is the best way to connect additional rangefinders such as sonars and lidars to the Aero board?

       

      I plan to connect the Aero with the Pixhawk in the future instead of the RTF flight controller. I see that the tutorials use UART to do so. In such a setup, is the 80pin breakout ports no longer functional? Is there any drawbacks when accessing flight controller data that we should be aware of?

       

      Thank you

       

      Ash