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[COEX webinars] #4 Clover drone: Autonomous Flight



The free webinar “Autonomous flight on Clover Drone” will be held 27 March at 14:00 (UTC+3) on the Zoom platform
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We will show you how to set up the Clover platform for real autonomous flight “from zero to hero”
— how to upgrade the Clover drone for autonomous flights
— preflight checks
— what we should do in the emergence cases

Also, we will talk about the educational trajectory in Aerial Robotics

00:30 – Intro
10:35 – About COEX company
12:25 – Open source platform
15:00 – Educational trajectory
18:49 – Webinar program overview
21:00 – Equipment and Software demonstration
27:00 – RC control troubleshooting
37:30 – Flight modes set up (QGC)
44:15 – Power (QGC)
50:00 – Voltage divider (QGC)
52:32 – Cable management and preflight checks (manual flight)
55:00 – Manual flight and safety
57:08 – Kill switch and Disarm
59:28 – Preparation for the autonomous flight
01:00:30 – Install the hardware (Raspberry Pi 4, RPi Camera, memory stick (Clover Image), laser rangefinder)
01:09:00 – LED connection (+5V, signal, GND)
01:14:00 – Frame preparation
01:22:30 – Raspberry Pi power connection
01:24:50 – RPi camera connection
01:25:49 – Laser rangefinder connection
01:30:40 – Flashing the Flight Controller (FC)
01:34:30 – FC calibration (QGC)
01:42:54 – Radio Calibration
01:48:00 – Clover Image preparation
01:53:00 – FC and Raspberyy connection (via USB)
01:54:24 – Battery checking (safety rules)
01:56:34 – Clover wifi connection

02:00:00 – RPi camera troubleshooting
02:03:40 – Clover image configuration
02:05:34 – clover.launch file
02:06:32 – aruco.launch file
02:07:57 – main_camera.launch file
02:10:32 – Marker map definition
02:25:19 – Marker map checking
02:28:03 – QGC without USB connection (TCP bridge)
02:30:15 – Position mode (pre-autonomous flight)

02:33:00 – Flight modes overview
02:38:00 – Question (position mode troubleshooting)
02:40:00 – Automated self-checks
02:43:00 – My first program (square trajectory)
02:50:09 – How to save your autonomous drone using RC controller
02:54:33 – Drone orientation (autonomous flights without rotations)
02:56:00 – Run the correct program
02:58:00 – Run the INCORRECT program
03:01:38 – How to interrupt the autonomous flight without crush (RC controller and CTRL+C)

03:04:25 – Question (the best way for the FC calibration)
03:08:29 – Question (arm switch)
03:12:00 – Question (PDB)
03:13:48 – Summing up
03:16:21 – COEX Events Calendar