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Building Smart Drones with ESP8266 and Arduino by Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

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Connecting the FPV camera

We will connect the OSD to the ArduPilot telemetry port and we will connect the camera and the video transmitter.

We need to download software for the FPV camera. You just plug the FTDI Basic to the OSD mini and you are ready to connect to the USB cable. The connection between the FTDI basic and the MinimOSD would be as follows:

MInimOSD  FTDI basic
Rx Tx
Tx Rx
GND GND
VCC VCC

 

For more clarification, refer to the following screenshot. The other end of the USB cable will go to the computer for flashing a firmware to the OSD. There are a number of software tools available for the OSD. We will work with the easiest open source firmware called arducam-osd. To get this, go to the link https://code.google.com/archive/p/arducam-osd/ ...

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