The Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition is on June 16th, just a month away! Once again the DIY Drones teams will be well represented, with at least 15 people from the APM team alone coming and competing. There will be the usual barbecue at Doug…Continue
I don't know where to begin! This last 4 months has been amazing and very challenging. :) I couldn't have made it this far without the help the beta testers, Pteryx UAV (Krzysztof Bosak), Jeff Taylor, Irvin Stafford, Michael Oborne, Martin R and others. Thank you guys. As of now, we have a full feature set for the launch of the site around June 1st (maybe sooner). I don't have GCP support yet, but that is coming when I can get some additional…Continue
This is a schematic of my wiring of the ArduIMU v3. I hope to be able to use this soon as my own personal and custom RTH and 'stabilized mode' solution with some extra benefits highlighted below. One extra analog pin will be used in the future to read out the RSSI level from the attached RC receiver.
This setup demonstrates how far you can push this remarkable board. The W5100 chip provides 30Hz telemetry over wifi to the ground (just make sure to use the sparkfun…Continue
Check out the article that came out 2 hours ago on Bloomberg. …Continue
Check out this video footage of this LED-adorned RC helicopter flying on a dark night. But this isn’t an art project. Analyzing the long-exposure photography…
Jordi is one of MIT Tech Review's top ten innovators under 35 in Mexico! From the award annoucement:
A 21-year old Mexican immigrant faces another day of tedious confinement in his apartment in…
The Dev Team has now pushed a maintenance update to both ArduCopter (2.5.5) and ArduPlane (2.34) that all APM 2 users should upgrade to (it also includes some nice improvements for APM 1). It fixes both the APM 2 reset issue (you sometimes need to press the reset button to start the board under battery power) and an issue…Continue
Spent some time in the Alps with a friend. Lots of hiking and lots of flying.
This time around I used my new roof-top antenna mount, with VTR and Planner PC mounted inside the SUV in the back seat. I found a mount designed for an iPad which worked to hold the ASUS tablet behind the passenger seat headrest. …Continue
I bought a PhoneDrone board a couple of months ago, hoping to use the board in order to build some sort of autopilot or plane stabilization in conjunction with any standard Android phone that supports Android 2.3.5+.
My idea is to use the sensors in the phone to…Continue
Stepped the wireless down to 11megabit & the range definitely increased. It uses a lot more power because the transmitter is on longer, but the penetration is much better.
Found another 64k of RAM on the STM32F4. It's the…
After putting the copter together over a few exciting evenings, initial test flights showed some very strange control responses with pitch and roll being swapped. I could "correct" this by swapping my Aileron and Elevator receiver channels, but that made the autopilot's stabilization input completely unpredictable. I checked my wiring and documentation, and found the following:
The PDB that comes with the 3DR-B is oriented to use rotor 2 and 3 as the quad's front in x-mode.…Continue
...will tak place 22th to 27th May 2012 in Pałac Kultury i Nauki, Warsaw.
The exhibition will be physically located in Museum of Technology inside this monumental building.
The Museum is recently known for organising countrywide meetings that have spin-off potential and highly technological subject.…
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Here is the first flight of my first hexa :D used software AC2.5.4 wich gave an excellent flight (I had 2 yaw twiches) Loiter still needing some work in software or PID. I think throttle rate is a bit higher causing those ups and downs. Alt hold seemed to work better with version 2.2. RTL worked pretty well and that option to disengage auto landing it's great. Thanks…Continue
After flying the raptor several times with the 8"x4" prop, we felt like we were stuck in 2nd gear not harnessing the full potential of the motor. We decided to fly the raptor…
Looks interesting, maybe the first "toy" rtf UAVUAS/RPAS/DRONE from china with real autopilot.
I was told this will be ready this summer.…Continue
A pan & tilt system for Skywalker / X8 wing for installation inside fuselage.
Here you have some pictures for inspiration and stl files if any should be needing this P&T.…
I'm stumped. All they say is "For the multi-rotor fans. Coming soon." Anybody got a guess what it…Continue