Spotted over on Hack-a-day, would be great on a quadcopter.
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…Continue
"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.…Continue
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…Continue
"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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
MMM time to combine Adru copter and and fix wing code ? Found this. Thought might be interesting to see if its…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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