MikroKopter LiveView

(c) 2016 by Steph


MK-LiveView was created with the intention to show relevant telemetry data of the copter clear on the screen.

The data is send by a serial connection between the debug port of the copter and the pc.

By implementing the code from "GreatMaps" ( http://greatmaps.codeplex.com/ ) the actual position of the copter can be displayed on different kind of maps.

With the "Versatile Web Cam Library" by lepipele (http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/125478/Versatile-WebCam-C-library ) it is also possible to display a camera window displaying a live image of a connected camera.

The programm depends on the Navi-Ctrl with gps module.

At the time of creation the firmware of the copter used was:

  • Flight-Ctrl: V2.15k
  • Navi-Ctrl: V2.15h
  • BL-Ctrl: V1.10

The software was tested with the following hardware:

  • Flight-Ctrl: V2.2 (V2.1 with ACC upgrade)
  • Navi-Ctrl: V2.0
  • BL-Ctrl: V3.0

The programm was created with VisualStudio 2015 in WPF/C# .

The programm depends on the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 ( https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=48145 )

The „Mikrokopter Serial Control Tutorial“ (http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/2747) by John C. Macdonald has contributed essentially for the implementation oft he programm. He created a C#-project for controlling a MikroKopter by PC.