RB5 April Tag advice / repair advice



  • Hi there,
    I was looking into a project that uses April Tag detection, and I am going to try to get that working on the RB5 Flight. However, I noticed that there is an example in the VOXL sdk that features April Tag relocalization and started wondering if there is something similar for the RB5 sdk. If there isn't, do you have any pointers on how I could go about detecting April Tags with the RB5 flight?
    Also, after bringing the quad down for landing a little too hard after a flight, I found two things that I need to repair.
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    I believe the snapped wire from the spektrum receiver in the left red circle just needs to be resoldered, but the plug in the right red circle must have cracked a little as it does not stay plugged in anymore. Is it possible to order a new set of wires with that plug/connector to replace the old one, or am I better off just cutting the plug from the existing wires and soldering a new one to exposed end?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    John


  • Dev Team

    Hi John,

    The rb5 sdk does not have apriltag support, but I'm happy to say that we're very close to having a release ready that supports the entirety of the voxl sdk on the rb5 platform. If you can hold out for another week or so we'll have that available.

    I'm not on the hardware team so i won't answer the second half of your question but I'll ping someone who can!


  • Dev Team

    Hello @John-Schmidt, I would recommend soldering the cable to the left, especially if that one cable snapped and the other two are fine, however we can send you another cable to splice to if you want. As for the cable to the right, a replacement would be the best option.



  • @Alex-Gardner That's good to hear, I'll be on a lookout for the new release. Thanks!



  • @Adrian-Hidalgo Thanks for the advice. I don't believe I need to splice the left cable, soldering is not too much of an issue. As for the right cable, would it be possible to send over a replacement?


  • Dev Team

    @John-Schmidt, certainly. Let me get in touch with shipping & they will send out an invoice.
    Ok, you can email us at: contact@modalai.com



  • @Adrian-Hidalgo I just sent an email to the address you gave. Thanks again!


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