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Blink & Beep Codes

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This documentation is superseded. dRonin Documentation is now on http://dronin.org/docs/

The October 2016 ("Quixote") release of dRonin introduced a new "annunciator" subsystem used to blink LEDs and control buzzers.

By default, all alarms blink on the "heartbeat" LED if the hardware has one. Everything of severity "warning" or worse blinks on the "alarm" LED as well. Finally, alarms having to do with the radio subsystem beep through an attached buzzer on supported hardware, but only after arming has taken place (this avoids nuisance alarm beeps on powerup).

The following are the blink codes supported by the hardware:

Sequence

Meaning

— , — , —

Normal (disarmed)

•• , •• , ••

Normal (armed)

•—• , •—• , •—•

No connection to radio (failsafe)

—••• , —••• , —•••

Battery status alarm

—•—• , —•—• , —•—•

System configuration issue-- attempting to arm in illegal mode (like AutoTune) or flight modes configured without associated module running

——• , ——• , ——•

GPS alarm

•— , •— , •— ...

Other alarm not otherwise specified (connect GCS)

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Adjusting alarm destinations

There is not formal support in the UI, but alarm-to-annunciator routing can be altered by going into the UAVO browser on the GCS system pane and altering the values in Settings → AnnunciatorSettings .

There are also panic codes that happen at startup. For these, generally only the error LED will blink. They are repeated three times and then the flight controller reboots. These usually indicate a hardware problem:

Sequence

Meaning

2 blinks ( •• )

Failed to communicate with gyro

3 blinks ( ••• )

Failed to communicate with magnetometer (compass)

4 blinks ( •••• )

Failed to communicate with barometer (altimeter)

5 blinks ( ••••• ) or 6 blinks ( •••••• )

Flash chip or flash filesystem problem

7 blinks ( ••••••• ) or 8 blinks ( •••••••• )

Problems with I2C (internal or external)

9 blinks ( ••••••••• )

Failure to communicate via SPI

10 blinks ( •••••••••• )

Failure to communicate via CAN

11 blinks ( ••••••••••• )

Failed to initialize ADC

12 blinks ( •••••••••••• )

Failed to initialize On-Screen Display


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