Quick video of my newest bird, an Xaircraft X-650 V-8 featuring all new flight controller and AHRS V.2. I didn't realize I was in Acro mode in the beginning as seen in the video but figured it out eventually. Must have been some English/Chinese translation issue or maybe just the fact that I didn't read the manual :)
Anyway, enjoy the…Continue
Welcome Nick to the show!
This week we tried to compare the Nova's max speed to the Raptor, however a radio Tx/Rx failure occurred during the Nova's takeoff, causing a massive crash that nearly destroyed the Nova. Never use a 5 year old cheap Tx/Rx on your handmade custom airplane.
We then tried to get a max airspeed for the Raptor, however our airspeed sensor continually gave suspect readings. We decided to go back to the…Continue
this is my first post on this blog and I'd like to give some information about my new personal project. How you read on the title, the project is a RC CAR with Arduino nano that is controlled by TB6612FNG.
The final project will be a RC CAR controlled by Arduino nano and a few sensors, the big goal is to create a car that I…Continue
Added by max246 on April 13, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
One of our priorities as 3D Robotics grows is to improve the customer experience in everything from product design and documentation to packaging. You'll see a bunch of new efforts in this direction over the next few months, ranging from a branding/design overhaul of the storefront to a new platform for our…Continue
One of the APM features the dev teams have been working hardest on is improved compass calibration. Magnetometers are a tricky thing to get right because there are at least three kinds of variation: 1) each sensor is different, 2) the Earth's magnetic field varies around the planet (Declination), 3) The "hard iron" magnetic…Continue
Something a little different from the TBS Headquarters :) Hope you guys enjoy!
Although we’re several years away in terms of regulation and technology for making drones a feasible, low-cost platform for television news, the television news industry has started to talk about using drones to enhance coverage.
Myself, along with Matt Waite of Nebraska’s Drone Journalism lab, were recently…
Quadrocopter aluminium alloy airframe
Materials: Aluminum tube + Glass fiber
Size: <> 550mm diameter.
Net Weight: <> 380g
Flying Weight: <> 1000g
Description: Small, lightweight but really sturdy Quadrocopter Airframe.
Motors, propellers, battery:
Quadrocopter Airframe is prepared for typical motors with <>19mm…Continue
Just a little fly around.
Just received some of my parts for my Tricopter from HK. Found this link last night, and thinking of going this route. http://www.fpvmanuals.com/tricopter/
The standard design by David seems cool, but I like the refined parts this one…
Nothing much to…Continue
Added by Gent Armedo on April 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Do you know about the Internet Of Things?
Dragino MS12 is a wifi/linux enabled appliance for MCU projects. It uses the awesome OpenWrt.
The goal of the …Continue
Here is my newly built DJI Flamewheel F450 frame bought in goodluckbuy.com...
I was thinking to attach my APM2 on this quad or…Continue
DIY Drones Take on Silicon Valley
The state Department of Transportation's Harbors…Continue
I'm a big fan of Lego Mindstorms as an entry point for robotics and physical computing and even got my start in UAVs with it.
Here's the most UAV-friendly sensor yet for Mindstorms ($85):
The CruizCore® XG1300L is a digital fully self-contained MEMS…
It took the King's Horses 2 hours to arrive (bad neighborhood) and then the King's Men took another 3 hours to remove him from the pins. Mr. Egg is listed in Stable Condition at the St. Humpty Dumpty Hospital.…
Another great post from Hackaday. This is very similar to the technique we now use in ArduPlane/ArduCopter.
We don’t have much personal experience with DOF hardware, but this Arduino library which …