This is the home for everything about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Use the tabs and drop-down menus above to navigate the site. (About us/Site rules)
This community created the Arduino-based ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). The APM 2.5 autopilot hardware runs a variety of powerful free UAV software systems, including:
For a University Robotics class I completed a project that integrates ROS (Fuerte), an APM and a Kinect Sensor.
For some reason all the text that I had written was lost when I posted this. I didn't really say anything besides what I didn't already say here: …Continue
A member the other day asked how to program expo on the throttle channel to help with hover in stabilize mode. So I made this short video on how to do it.
Joe and Justin give the Maker Faire 2013 crowd a demo of their new heavy-lift 12-rotor creation -- including an example of flying with only six motors operational. The downwash from this monster could be used for clearing leaves off the lawn or removing snow from the driveway, in addition to keeping a large camera aloft.
Got a little free time to get out to the field and do some flying yesterday. got a chance to engage the APM and see what it would do.
I was able to try out stabilize and RTH modes. both worked pretty well. Had problems with the OSD and after the first flight, I was getting glitches from the right aileron servo. I could not track…Continue
The video below shows an Arduino Nano connected to an AD9835 breakout board, filmed by an 808 #16 mini-camera. It's cropped to remove my chaotic desktop if anyone notices that the resolution doesn't match the default for the 808 #16 cam.
(You might want to lower your audio settings before…Continue