Pixhawk ® 4 now shipping globally!

By June 26, 2018Announcements

Pixhawk ® 4 – by Dronecode members Holybro & Auterion.

As announced earlier this year, Pixhawk 4 is now available for purchase directly through our member Holybro, in both plastic and aluminum case versions. Pixhawk 4 is the latest update to the Pixhawk family of flight controllers and the first based on the FMUv5 standard.

We’d like to thank all the developers who participated in the beta launch program for providing feedback on the product and user experience. The community gave valuable input such as where they’d like to see the hardware being available for purchase, and we’re making an effort to ensure that the hardware becoming more ubiquitous on the market, so more developers around the world can have easy access to the tools they need to create and innovate! Join the #pixhawk4 slack channel for more discussions and suggestions. (If you haven’t signed up to our Slack community, join for free today by signing up here.)

Read more about the Pixhawk 4® at the Pixhawk.org blog.

PX4 v1.8.0 Ready

Pixhawk 4® ships with PX4 v1.8 pre-installed, this PX4 version features VIO, Obstacle Avoidance as well as many performance improvements.

Other flight controller products coming soon based on the Pixhawk FMUv5 standard that will also run PX4 v1.8 include Pixhawk 4 mini (by Holybro) and the Pixhack v5 (by CUAV).

Read more on the PX4 v1.8.0 release here.

Revamped Pixhawk.org website

The new Pixhawk.org is a single placeholder for everything Pixhawk, from standards, news, to docs. Visit pixhawk.org and let us know what you think. The team is looking for use cases and user stories to share with the community, if you would like to participate in a guest blog for either Pixhawk.org or Dronecode.org, please share your story on our discussion forum.


The Autonomous Robot Challenge

Supporting this launch, our member Arm has a new “Autonomous Robot Challenge” with Hackster.io where they feature Pixhawk 4® as a valid platform for the challenge.

Hackster and Arm are inviting innovators from our community to participate in this new challenge –  building autonomous machines to push the limits of what low-cost, open-source hardware and deep learning on the edge can do for humanity. Thousands of dollars in the form of cool hardware are given away as prizes! If you are interested in participating in this exciting contest, join the #hackster channel on our Slack