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A Sensitive DIY Ultrasonic Range Sensor

Spotted over on Hack-a-day, would be great on a quadcopter.

http://www.kerrywong.com/2011/01/22/a-sensitive-diy-ultrasonic-range-sensor/

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Added by Simon Wood on January 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments


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Multipilot32 - Ardupilot32 Weekly Update #2

Dear Friends,

In this week , I'm working to port APM_ADC , APM_RC , APM_EEPROM , WIRE and other library to Arm Platform . We' add the support of Radio reciver, gyro and acc sensor that using SPI bus. EEPROM .

We're ready to fly. We need some debug on i2c bus and start to do preflight check.

In the picture you can see my first proto of Quadfox that using Arm Cortex3 Microcontroller instead of AVR 8 bit. So at the end of this week i recived the…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on January 25, 2011 at 6:59am — 6 Comments

Flight controller crash....XD

The flight controller had  crashed at 15th flight testing in…

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Added by Ho-Chung Chang on January 24, 2011 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Domestic Use of Aerial Drones By Law Enforcement Coming

"Aerial drones are now used by the Texas Department of Public Safety; the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado; the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Police Department; and the Department of Homeland Security.…

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Added by Zach Bayne on January 24, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Arducopter Quad with eight motors.

I just got finished my octocopter with Arducopter electronics. It is built to carry DSLR and should fly 7-8 minutes with 1000g payload. Copter is actually just a quad which has two ESCs and motors on each end. It proved to be really stable platform on first tests last weekend.

 

I fly with 5000 mAh…

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Added by Markus Jahn on January 24, 2011 at 3:28am — 21 Comments

Open robot manufacturers & law: immunity recommended

"But open robots also present the potential for inestimable legal liability, which may lead entrepreneurs and investors to abandon open robots in favor of products with more limited functionality . . . therefore recommends a selective immunity for manufacturers of open robotic platforms for what end…

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Added by Mike on January 23, 2011 at 7:10pm — 36 Comments

If at first Quad didn't succeed, TRI TRI again

Following the death of the Ugly Pink Quad's 4th thruster, Entirely accidentally, I am going for a tri-rotor design, on 

a 1/4" plexiglas base, with 3 Futaba S3003 servos for vectoring thrust.

The Nano that was originally being used for the Ugly Pink Quad, and now the Tri, well...it died, so in comes the…

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Added by James Cann on January 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — 23 Comments

Arm cortex 32bit (LM3S8962) an Wii Motion + gyroscopes

I see the trend for quadcopters is now to use more and more Arm 32 bit processors, which are obviously more than enough for balancing :) and have the advantage of offering enough remainin power for extra jobs.

 

Here's my attempt at interfacing a LM3S8962 (from LuminaryMicro / TI) with the Wii…

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Added by dan on January 23, 2011 at 3:56pm — 8 Comments

ARM7 mini quad with xbee remote

Using an Phillips NXP LPC20148 ARM7 processor, a Nintendo Wii motion+, and some xbees I've made a really stable platform for quads. (mode details here) It is running FreeRTOS which makes it very expandable in the future. My old frame flew great with it, but I wanted something smaller.…

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Added by Tim O'Brien on January 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments


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Crawler1 - Land based rover

So, having spent the last couple of years experimenting with UAV systems I felt the need to try something that would stay on the ground. I have been fascinated by rock crawlers, the latest RC off-road trend. They seem the be the ideal platform for a land based all terrain rover system. Traction and maneuverability is…

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Added by John Arne Birkeland on January 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — 24 Comments

Ultra Micro (hunter killer ) by Chris Allen

 

MMM time to combine Adru copter and and fix wing code ?   Found this. Thought might be interesting to see if its…

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Added by Johann Van Niekerk on January 23, 2011 at 8:00am — 18 Comments


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The New Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v6 with a GoPro HD Wide

The Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v6 with a GoPro HD Wide

Here a video of the new Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v6 with a GoProHD Wide on board.

Flight controller hardware:

KKmulticontroller "BlueBoard" from Minsoo Kim's

( http://kkmulticopter.kr ) and based on the board of Rolf R Bakke…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 23, 2011 at 4:52am — 11 Comments

Yet another high altitude balloon project: Swiss-HAB-1 at 21'300m

Inspired by the news about some HAB projects last year ("150$", iPhone4), I decided to start my own high altitude balloon project in November 2010. The goal was to take some HD video and 12MP images reaching around 30’000m resp. 100’000 feet. Finally it reached 21'300m. A real challenge was that Switzerland is a hard…

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Added by Marco Glattfelder on January 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

PCB etching

 

First PCB etch from mak on Vimeo.



I just finished etching an Arduino S3v3…

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Added by mahmood on January 22, 2011 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter BACK ON STOCK!!


 

 

 

 

 

For those intrested in having one of these low cost radios here is your chance! 

 

 

Link Here

Added by Ramon L on January 21, 2011 at 6:00am — 46 Comments

FPV-UAV-KOPTER Meeting in Germany-Munich

now it's pretty safe… Continue

Added by Peter Koppendorfer on January 21, 2011 at 1:11am — 5 Comments

HK GCS Joystick support for AttoPilot

Ok, the idea of this freaks me out a little. I added support of the new $E and $F commands on AttoPilot via joystick input.







It hasn't been tested in the field yet and only elevator and aileron have any function...right now. I'm hoping to incorporate the $H speed command in as well.



Just as an FYI, you want the numbers to go higher to turn right or go up. Lower for left or down. I also put a hard coded limit of 35 degrees on the pitch and… Continue

Added by Paul Mather on January 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — 46 Comments


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Test Flight on ArduCopterMega Code, (alpha)

The setup is the same, my old test frame…
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Added by Max Levine on January 20, 2011 at 6:56pm — 4 Comments

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