Navigation Lights

#1

Hi, What’s the latest with support for WS2812 navigation/mode lighting in PX4? Last time I looked there wasn’t any available, but that was about a year ago.

If there aren’t any plans to support Neopixels / WS2812 LEDs, what do people currently use? I’m planning on rebuilding my EF120 (currently Betaflight) as a pixracer, but because of the extremely small size, there isn’t any room for an extra nano/micro to drive the LEDs.

#2

I don’t believe there’s a driver for it, but if your interested in adding support I could help get you started.

#3

@dagar is there any progress on this?

I am interested in custom lightening that is controllable via mavlink msg from companion computer. Instead of having extra hardware e.g. arduino that drives WS2812, I was thinking to write a driver for it in PX4 to control LED strip via AUX pins. So I thought to look if there is something already done. If not, it would be great to be pointed in the right direction.

Thanks.

#4

If there is no plans for Nav lights support on the PX4. How do you use/hook-up the WS2812 leds? How do you connect the Pi?