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A package using the A* algorithm to plan a path for a quadcopter

Project description

A* Path Planning Package

Overview

This is a simple package to plan a path for a quadcopter. It exposes 2 methods

  1. Set barriers
  2. Get Path

Installation

Requires:

  • Python 3.6
  • pip
  • python venv

Linux & windows & MacOS environments

  1. Create a python virtual environment somewhere in your documents. Run the Instructions below OR follow this guide https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/venv.html

a) Run this command python3 -m venv venvName to create a python3 virtual environment.

b) Run this command cd venvName to move into the virtual environement.

c)

i. (Linux only, required)Run this command source `myenv\Scripts\activate` to source the virtual environment's python installation. Your terminal should now show your venvName before each line.

ii. (Windows only, required)Run this command source `bin/activate` to source the virtual environment's python installation. Your terminal should now show your venvName before each line.
  1. Install the requried pip packages. Run the Instructions below

a) (Linux only, optional)Run this command which pip. Make sure the output points to a file that is in your venv.

b) Run this command pip install matplotlib numpy to install the required packages.

How to use in CopterMove script

Steps

  1. Test the script a) Run the script b) Make sure that the output on the graph looks good

  2. Package into a library and upload to the "Pypi" library repository; full documentation is here https://packaging.python.org/tutorials/packaging-projects/ a) python3 setup.py sdist bdist_wheel b) pip install twine c) Increment the version number in setup.py c) twine upload dist/*

  3. Install this library in the CopterMove script a) Step 3)a) here https://github.com/kholysa/CopterMove#linux-and-macos-environments

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