Navio is an autopilot shield for Raspberry Pi. Navio eliminates the need in having multiple controllers onboard making development easier and increasing robustness. Add Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity by simply plugging a device in the USB port, compress video from a camera or even run image recogniton, these are some features previously unavailable on autopilot platforms. Navio extends connectivity and allows control of all kinds of moving robots: cars, boats, submarines, multirotors, planes. For accurate knowledge of position and orientation Navio is equipped with inertial measurement unit and GPS with raw data.
- 13 PWM outputs to control servos
- 9DOF inertial measurement unit
- Pressure and temperature sensor
- GPS with carrier phase measurement
- External GPS antenna
- 4-channel 16bit ADC
- Bright RGB LED
- I2C, SPI, UART ports
- Standard connectors for extensions and servos
Raspberry Pi changed the way we think about embedded projects - a powerful Linux platform as easy to use as an Arduino. Many people put Raspberry Pi into the heart of their projects not just because of its power, but because of incredible support from the community. Just collect blocks of code on the internet and combine them into something new and unseen before. This is the power of open source. Developing Navio we knew that code support is essential for you, this is why we wrote open source libraries for each chip on the board and supplied them with detailed tutorials. We believe that Navio could extend educational capabilities of Raspberry.
Recently we have received a Raspberry Pi compatible board from Lemaker named Banana Pi. And even though Navio’s main supported board is Raspberry Pi, it is good when there are alternatives that can provide additional capabilities for advanced users. Banana Pi has a great ratio of performance and price. Being just a little bit(…)
Article about Navio has been published in The MagPi Issue 25. It can be downloaded from themagpi.com
Dear Friends, Thank you for all the support and kind words. Indiegogo campaign for Navio ends soon and this is the last chance to get Navio at a special price and with additional accessories: a pack of DF13 jumper wires for connecting extensions and active GPS/GLONASS antenna! Emlid Team