Got to love that 179$ MSRP for a HD Go Pro though you lose ability for external battery and external screen, but who cares, get this, strap it into a camera mount, maybe with an FPV camera attached for sending back fpv video, as well as for aiming the go…
Our big new Manncorp pick-and-place machine is now up and running in our new San Diego factory, joining the smaller pick-and-place that we already had. In the above video, it's placing components on IMU shields in pairs. We should be back in full production by the end of the week. We have all components on hand, including the hard-to-find dataflash chips, so we should be ready to meet demand for ArduCopter and the public release of the APM code. (ArduCopter pre-orders… Continue
I spent today figuring out how to piece together an interface to the APM_BinComm library for talking back and forth to a ground station. My idea was to wrap a serial class around the Stream interface for the arduino. By doing this there is no need to recode the APM_BinComm library. Just compile against it and go. This should make our lives easier trying to interface with the protocol for ground control software. Hopefully if all goes well I can get this added into the Arducopter svn for… Continue
The lack of updates on the Project Andromeda blog has been mainly due to the amount of work we've been trying to do coming up to the Outback Challenge competition. Unfortunately, we didn't quite make it this year but we've made a lot of progress on the different sections of the project. I've updated the blog with some new pictures and videos of our airframe, electronics and launch… Continue
I've been doing some more work on my CAS system. CAS stands for "Command Augmentation System" and implies the pilot stick inputs do not directly map to control surface deflections. Instead the pilot stick inputs command a roll/pitch request and the flight computer does it's best to match up. The video (hopefully) can do a much better job of explaining the system than words.
More details and additional "real" video footage of the system in action are…
Here i have the APM and IMU Shield set up for testing the GPS. I put a small piece of doublesided tape on the GPS antenna and stuck it to the window. After a few minutes of warming up, the GPS started receiving data.
The thingy hanging down the vent is the airspeed controller.
Rzeszow university of Technology with PR-5+ Wiewior won by finding the square target located among bushes on a slope. It was about 1km from takeoff point. Find the footage from decisive flight below.Congratulations for the whole team! Observe custom groundstation and… Continue
Palentier processes aerial photographs collected from a camera aboard a MikroKopter, or similar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) then scales, orients and projects the images to real world mapping systems. It does this by analyzing the telemetry data from the UAS and merging it with the aerial photographs. The resulting data is then superimposed for viewing in Google…