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Text Messaging Telemetry for DroneKit

Project description

Text Messaging Telemetry for DroneKit Control Rovers, Copters, or Planes via inexpensive text messaging from within DroneKit

Dependencies:

– pip install python-gsmmodem

—pip install pymavlink

– pip install pylzma

—pip install dronekit

How to launch text messaging telemetry between your APM Rover and Ground Station computer:

–Copy project files to your vehicle’s companion computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi) and your laptop.
–pip install dronekit-textmessaging

—On your ground station computer enter the following command:

LaunchTelemetry.py -ground

—On the vehicle’s companion computer, launch the script from DroneKit:

LaunchTelemetry.py -vehicle (NOTE: make sure to have AUTOPILOT_PATH set appropriately)

Supported Hardware/Software Configuration:

  • Ground Station
    • Mac laptop/desktop
    • APM Planner 2 software
    • Sierra 313u (AT&T 313u) GSM modem
    • AT&T’s $2/day pay-as-you-go unlimited texting plan
  • Vehicle
    • Raspberry Pi “companion computer” connected to autopilot via serial or USB cable
    • APM 2.6 or Pixhawk autopilot
    • Sierra 313u (AT&T 313u) GSM modem
    • AT&T’s $2/day pay-as-you-go unlimited texting plan

Changelog:

– 5 Sep 2015 – Under Development

—14 Nov 2015 – Updated to DroneKit version 2

– 21 Nov 2015 – Created pip package

License information:

– Copyright (C) 2015 Chambana

—License: GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3 or later; see COPYING included in this archive for details.

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