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"Auto" head, pitch, and roll using ArduPilot?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Frombach May 21, 2010. 15 Replies

 

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bigkahuna replied to Kevin Klemens's discussion Rugged ArduBoat for Mapping Applications in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Looks well thought out and nicely made.  Are you selling these?  If so, where is your website so I can learn more?"
May 11, 2016
bigkahuna replied to Kevin Klemens's discussion Rugged ArduBoat for Mapping Applications in the group ArduBoat User Group
"@Kevin - Why not use a couple nylon cable glands?  Just be sure to mount them on the topside so you don't have to worry about a hull penetration."
Apr 26, 2016
bigkahuna replied to John Easton's discussion Pixhawk Boat Project for Large Area Mapping in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Nice project.  Where do you live that you have zebras and old waveski's laying around?  ;)"
Apr 9, 2016
bigkahuna replied to Thomas J Coyle III's discussion Your own Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Project in the group ArduBoat User Group
"Getting closer!  I just received my parts from Rusty and am waiting on a PixHawk that should arrive next week.  Once I have everything it'll be time for me to sort out the electronics for my build.  Got to say I'm pretty…"
Mar 11, 2016
bigkahuna commented on Chris Anderson's blog post DIY Drones at 76,000 members -- plus 20% "Spirit of 76" 3DR discount to members
"Perfect timing, I need a PixHawk for an underwater drone project I'm working on.  BTW, how long does it normally take 3DR to process an order?  I placed my order early yesterday and its status is still "processing"."
Mar 9, 2016
bigkahuna replied to Kevin Klemens's discussion Rugged ArduBoat for Mapping Applications in the group ArduBoat User Group
"I like the look of that 6 foot kayak.  With a maximum carrying ability of 150 lbs you should be able to carry a good sized battery bank.So with no rudder and two thrusters, will you mount the thrusters in a fixed position and turn "tank…"
Feb 29, 2016
bigkahuna replied to Kevin Klemens's discussion Rugged ArduBoat for Mapping Applications in the group ArduBoat User Group
"@David - That's pretty impressive.  What voltage are you running the T200's at?"
Feb 29, 2016
bigkahuna replied to Kevin Klemens's discussion Rugged ArduBoat for Mapping Applications in the group ArduBoat User Group
"This has been on my "to-do" list as well.  I'll be following your progress, good luck!"
Feb 29, 2016

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NoFlyZone.org?

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:28am 2 Comments

Yahoo Tech article:  Hate Drones? This New Website Lets You Create a 'No Fly Zone' Over Your Property by Alyssa Bereznak.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/hate-drones-this-new-website-lets-you-create-a-110632205119.html

I may have just witnessed the future of personal drones...not sure if I like it

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:00am 58 Comments

I've never owned a quadcopter, but have often thought of getting one. I work in the remote robotics industry and have been a fan of quadcopters, FPV and personal "drones" for years. That may change, though, if what I experienced yesterday is what we can expect in the future.

My wife and I were at…

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PC based autonomous boat

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 3:38am 25 Comments

Overview:

This project is in the very early stage of development. I've got a couple ideas that I want to explore and need a suitable platform to work with. The following are some of the components I hope to use to assemble this platform.



Objective:

The objective of this project is to design a very small boat ( roughly 1 meter LOA ) that will be capable of autonomously traveling a preset survey grid… Continue

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