I've been wanting to make a GCS for my iPhone for awhile now but finally got the time to start working on it! The GUI is very very basic as of now, with only an attitude indictor that displays only roll. I'm concentrating on cleaning up the mavlink implementation and then i'll make a nice GUI.
The way i'm currently communicating is an Arduino w/ Ethernet shield connected to a old wireless router(i'm in college and money is tight, so no WiFly or Bluetooth 4…Continue
Hi ya'll. With the kind help of a number of testers, wiki writers and users it seems like Andropilot is now out of beta.…Continue
I was inspired by some simple commercial 2 axis camera gimbal to create my own, fully transparent in acrylic. For those who are interest I share the SVG file I drew to have the parts laser cut. See attachment below.
The pictures below show different views:…Continue
In addition, the control station can now display all flight parameters in metric, imperial or imperial-nautical units. To change the display units, touch the indicator in the status bar. The setting is stored in EEPROM. Also, screen brightness setting and…Continue
The New Skywalker 1900 has been around for sometime. I just finish mine and test fly it last Sunday in strong wind condition. I barely able to trim for straight and level and P gain in stabilized mode.
It feel more or less like my old Skywalker 1900 but the rigidity of the tail section had been much…Continue
There were 2.1 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just 21 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging…Continue
Here is an update for the development of the Droidplanner app, the first post can be read here.
I wanted to let the DIYDRONES members know we have released the New G-frame and will start production this week. We were able to get a great rate from our CNC partner and have passed this on to everyone here. The price for the complete G-frame (G10) is $149.99 at the FPVQUADS.COM website…Continue
Previously I Crashed my X8 due to bad power module soldering.
Fuselage nose was broken and needs some attention to be repaired.
I'm going to put together all pieces that came off during a crash.
After that I'm gonna add some 0.15mm fiberglass to the front side of the fuselage to protect it from the minor dents due to hard landings, for example on the ice.
As is happening all across the country right now, politicians are drafting knee-jerk legislation against domestic drones. Sadly they often write vague definitions of "drones" without really thinking of the ramifications their rhetoric could have.
Case in point: Two bills were recently introduced to the Oregon legislature which will…Continue
The last post was almost laughable as ArduCutter barley got off the ground and certainly didn't do much in the way of entertaining. Well, it still isn't ready for Vegas however I've been feeling pretty good about the progress especially since the project was started with a strategy of hope. In the past week or so I have successfully put this quad through many of the basic flight modes and everyone walked away with no broken bones and no blood spilled. A…
Following on from this mornings post about delivering cupcakes I thought I'd post a talk I gave last week at the Bootstrap Business Club in Manchester, UK.
The main conceptual difference between the many Cupcake/Taco/Burrito Copters (including the Matternet idea http://matternet.us/ ) and…Continue
The out test team together with users every day suggests new functionality for PitLab FPV System including OSD and Autopilot. Now we have pleasure to announce version 2.09 with many new features and correction. Full description can be found in the …Continue
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Two Bay Area hackerspaces are conducting a robot-delivered cupcake contest. Clearly drones will be the winning technology. Fortunately, there's already a website for that.
I have measured very good Zaccel vibrations with this mounting system. It consists of a suspended acrylic base plate (3mm thick) on which a silicon pad (6mm thick) is placed. The APM case is placed on it with a little pressure from a velcro band.
The O-rings go through holes on each corner of…Continue
I'm about to start out with my first fully autonomous build. I go to school at the University of North Dakota and am majoring in Unmanned Aviation. The classes that i take in order to get this degree all combine in for a project that requires me to build my own fully autonomous platform. The whole project…Continue
I recently posted in a forum about how to add 3G uplink to a UAV model. This project seems really fun to me, so I'm thinking about writing the software to make it happen (a little web server and some new features for Andropilot).
However, the bummer is that some uses…Continue