Team, please review the meeting minutes for the previous two minutes, we are making good progress on all fronts, please feel free to ping me if anything is unclear, or misrepresented below.
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Changes to the spec discussed on the call
A key differentiator from v6X is the addition of features considered non-essential for commercial adopters, but necessary for educational / developer adopters.
Pinout will include high-speed USB
TODO: Pinout proposal by @David and @Lorenz until April 21st
We are executing faster on this spec, and we want to improve from the v5x timeline and align with the development of future products.
Pixhawk Smart Battery
Interface and Pinout
Freefly introduced an interface design with a connector pinout and a schematic related to the connector interface. See the image below.
TODO: @Community to review this design and prepare feedback for the next call. In particular, @Iain, @Alex, and @Jacob.
TODO: Review mechanical, coming up to final position individually
TODO: See if the strategy reaches consensus
Plan of Action
The connector of choice is, in both cases, the KEL DY series. We have to specify the exact part number to make sure the community can order it.
- TODO: @Raul R Specify connector part number for Dovetail design
- TODO: @Alessandro Specify connector part number for X-Connector design
X-connector by Yuneec
Dovetail connector by Freefly
Standardization Release Process
We are publishing the 3D files and accompanying documentation, and sharing with the community as part of the Pixhawk project.
The standardization will benefit if the plans are available to purchase as a standalone component. This way, adopters could integrate a payload without manufacturing the mechanical parts themselves or do an initial prototype based on available parts.
TODO: Clarify licensing on the next call