As a total newbie into the world of electronics hardware and software, I took the big step a few months ago of deciding to build myself a UAV. Actually, I decided to build myself a quadcopter after seeing what was to become the ArduCopter on Hackaday, but the dream changed and the desire for payload carrying overcame my initial desires.
Anyway, I ordered myself an Arduino board and set about going through the learning examples,…
Google has just released Google Earth 6.0. I haven't had a chance to check it out in detail, but the only thing that jumped at me as new and useful for us is 3D trees, which will make our screenshots prettier, at… Continue
Just wanted to share my excitement about the arrival of my Arducopter.
Want to thank and congratulate with Jani for the super fast shipping (despite one month of wait in the pre-order list): the box left the office last Friday and this morning, Monday, 3 days later with a weekend in between, it arrived at my place, in Bruxelles (Belgium)
Hi, I'm wondering if there's a way to obtain AoA and sideslip angle information from GPS speed data? There is vertical speed and 3d speed so this would probably be able to give me an estimate of the angle of attack, but for sideslip, I would have to have the y-component of the speed. Is there a way to get this from GPS or the IMU unit?
I have also tried it for one whole day but am at a loss of how to get the information to be passed from ArduIMU V2+ to ArduPilot so that I can…
I've been building both AutoPilots, and QuadraCopters, and I wanted to drive more servos and ESCs, with less jitter, so I used some ideas from the Paparazzi gang and developed a way to drive up to 10 servos with just 2 output pins from an Arduino or ATMega8.
The design uses just one chip, a Johnson style Decade Counter, and requires only two output pins from the Arduino. The Arduino uses one PWM pin (pin9), and one general IO pin (pin8). All the pulse… Continue
This should have come out yesterday but admissions essays got in the way. Anyway, I updated the GCS, and now it supports waypoint-ing by clicking on the map. You can also insert waypoints in between existing ones by using the Add Before/Add After buttons. Delete waypoints… Continue
Added by Zhiquan Yeo on November 28, 2010 at 5:11pm —
More cool stuff with Willow Garage's Robot Operating System (ROS) from I Love Robotics: "Updates to Brown University's ROS Software Repository should soon include the ardrone_brown driver which improve the AR.Drone's ROS performance with access to the front camera. The video above shows the system in action tracking an AR… Continue
JYNX 4.0: This is JYNX glider designed by RCPLANS.nl . Now a days I am working on it and modifying it for electric motor powered. I am attaching whole plans of this glider. Totally made of depron foam and low cost plattform for…
Was just faffing around on the internet, when i stumbled across this:
At 14 grams tiny is an understatement. This little guy can take photos at 2048 x 1536 pixels and video at 1280 x 960 pixels and 30 fps (AVI). They also have a waterproof version which is technically the smallest digital camera that is…