So the Logitec C510 has fixed exposure. Search through the kernel for
V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO. Unfortunately, there's no way to…
This model is big! 2500mm is impressive by any standard, yet the model is very practical, for instance the highly efficient balsa wing is removable for transportation. This model is highly unusual being both a scale model and a purpose built FPV/Camera platform. The Reaper UAV is a development of the Predator and represents the latest in cutting edge military technology, it is also…Continue
An amateur/educational group called Quest For Stars plans to lift a glider to the edge of space with a balloon to film the last Space Shuttle launch. In future flights, the glider will be then released and navigate home, broadcasting FPV video the whole way.…Continue
Another day, another spectacular upgrade of the APM Mission Planner by Michael Oborne. Today's cool new features in v1.09 includes datalogging, so you can record your missions from the ground and replay them for analysis afterwards. No need…Continue
I'm building my own inertial navigation system --- one that isn't super complex, doesn't involve fancy filters, yet will provide plenty of accuracy. It's all about purposeful building... designing and building for what it WILL do, not what it MIGHT or could possibly be able to do.
The DIY Drones telemetry kit, which proved more popular than we were ready for and quickly went out of stock when we released it back in April, is now…Continue
It’s been awhile since my last build log post, but I’ve covered a large milestone. See my previous posts:
EasyCAP Model DC60 (DE# 8005707, SKU 5707) $8.60 black case, Windows ONLY. Has worked great for 2 yrs+
Device Manager reports "STK1150". CD has License Key for Ulead VideoStudio 10 and drivers install…Continue
I have not posted up anything in a month so thought I should give an overview of what I've designed. Unfortunately I have hit a LARGE snag in that BatchPCB is basically broken for international orders as no shipping options appear and so you cannot buy anything (its been like this since January). 5 months of waiting to produce…Continue
The FY21AP is a stand-alone autopilot system with FY-AFSS algorithm, GPS receiver and barometric sensing equipment. It is fully upgradable with OSD, telemetric digital communication, Data Modem and Ground
Station Control (GCS).
The flexible layout makes this the most versatile autopilot system in the market, designed for beginners, UAV operators and professional RC aerial…Continue
All in one (4)ESC's and PDB, $89http://www.infmetry.com/xaircraft-x650-quadcopter-parts…
A: They're both examples of "multi-agent AI scripting". MIT postdoc Frans Oliehoek has been developing some powerful methods for swarms of autonomous objects (software or hardware, like UAVs) to communicate with each other and distribute tasks by following simple policies. One of the simulations his colleagues have tested this on is the videogame Starcraft, as shown in the demo above.
It apparently doesn't weigh more than 85g, can take up to 1080p and it looks like a easy camera to fit on a plane compared to a bit more bulky GoPro.
The FY-90 Controller is purpose built for Quadcopter use.
The Attitude flight stabilization system (AFSS), which is the heart of the FY-90Q, is an integrated 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer. AFSS forms a comprehensive inertial based navigation platform that calculates 3D flight attitude using proprietary FeiYu Tech algorithms.
When in full balance mode, the…
I have a digital photocamera mounted on my plane for aerial photography. It's just a simple camera, Fujifilm A170, cheap and provides pretty good quality of photos for this price - about $70, nothing sophisticated. I liked everything but the servo is used to take a photo. I know, it's the simplest way to do aerial photos…Continue
As someone who never really got the hang of sketchup, this looks interesting. Free solid modeling tool, billed as a stripped down version of Inventor and keeping feature such as assemblies, constraints and .STL export.
Downloading a copy now.