Open Source UAV project using Qt



  • Hello all :)

    I'd like to alert this community to an ongoing open source UAV project - OpenPilot. The first hardware, CopterControl (a multirotor, heli and plane autopilot), has already been released and it's second version, CC3D, (with newer sensors) is ready to launch. Also "waiting in the wings" is the OpenPilot Revolution, a sophisticated autonomous flight controller with GPS waypoint navigation, Return-To-Home and so on.

    Our Ground Control Station (GCS) is built using Qt and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. It's a mature system but now needs some additional work and a bit of general polishing before we can release the CC3D hardware and move on to focussing on the Revolution.

    So here's our problem - we desperately need some fresh "Qt muscle" to help get CC3D out the door and begin work on Revolution's release. As with any OS project, people have other commitments, they move on, etc. - we now find ourselves a bit "stalled" on the CC3D launch for lack of sufficient Qt devs.

    If you're interested in UAV technology, radio control, aerial photography or just appreciate great OS projects - we can promise you a warm welcome to our passionate, diverse and friendly community. Whatever your level of experience with Qt, you can probably help us and have a lot fun as well!

    For a quick look at the project, go to the "project website":http://www.openpilot.org.
    Then introduce yourself in the "forums":http://forums.openpilot.org (as long as you can cope with suddenly having 700 "new best friends" ;) )

    Thanks for listening :)


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    Hi I am an aerospace engineer and working on QT, C++ and openGL for the past 8 years. I am genuinely interested to get an opportunity to work for you. Please post your email id so that i can forward my resume to you.
    You can reach me on my mobile @+966-530184511 or chat on skype id 'sujan.dasmahapatra'.



  • [quote author="sujan.dasmahapatra" date="1348134667"]Hi I am an aerospace engineer and working on QT, C++ and openGL for the past 8 years. I am genuinely interested to get an opportunity to work for you. Please post your email id so that i can forward my resume to you.
    You can reach me on my mobile @+966-530184511 or chat on skype id 'sujan.dasmahapatra'. [/quote]

    Perhaps you missed that this add is for volunteers for an open source project (at least, that is how I read it).



  • That's correct, Andre - the only compensation offered is the satisfaction, pride and enjoyment of contributing to a world-class UAV flight system :)



  • I would be happy to contribute. I am a photographer, lighting designer, and multimedia arts integrator. Micro controllers and various RF platforms are my main areas of study at the moment. I recently discovered that the RC world is right on par with other fields that are utilizing these devices. I always learn the fastest by looking from different perspectives. Also integrating RC devices into performance sounds like a lofty and barely achievable goal. I like the challenge.



  • Hi Bjorn

    Head on over to forums.openpilot.org - have a read around and introduce yourself there :)


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