Simon D. Levy
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Simon D. Levy
Computer Science Department
407 Parmly Hall
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
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My students and I write programs in Python, Java, and C++ for controlling and simulating UAVs and other robots:
Lexington, Virginia

Simon D. Levy's Blog

HackflightSim Rebooted

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 4:31pm 2 Comments

In earlier posts I described HackflightSim, an open-source quadcopter flight simulator built on the V-REP robotics simulation platform, using actual C++ flight-control firmware. After seeing the kinds of beautiful,…


Flight of the Ladybug: A 32-bit brushed-motor flight controller that you program with Arduino

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 9:30pm 5 Comments

This video shows the Maiden flight of the Arduino-compatible STM32L4 "Ladybug" brushed-motor  flight controller from Pesky Products (enabled by the Arduino STM32L4 package…


Cable-free flight simulator with Spektrum DSM satellite + Arduino

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 2:30pm 17 Comments

This video shows me flying our homebrew "Hackflight Sim" quadcopter flight simulator using a Spektrum DX8 receiver without a cable. The DX8 is talking to a…


Syma X5C hacked with Quanum Pico FC

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 3:30pm 9 Comments

This video shows me flying a Syma X5C quadcopter, with the factory closed-source flight controller replaced by a Quanum Pico 32-bit brushed FC.  I followed the directions in the "Visible Drone" chapter of this excellent new …


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At 3:33am on May 16, 2017, Saksham Dutta said…


I need to implement the Extended kalmann filter for state of charge estimation in battery monitoring system.What can be the code for this?.I will be coding it into a texas instrument IC for monitoring the battery pack.Any insight you can provide would be extremely helpful.

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