At Gary Mortimer's suggestion, we last week started a DIY Drones community on Google Plus, which has grown nicely and is now at more than 500 members. If you use Google Plus, you'll find this an easy to way to integrate drone news and discussion into your stream. We'll be posting highlights from DIYD, as well as others on…Continue
The project is to develop a PID controller for a quadrotor, using the fabulous machine max32 board the Company DIGILENT with 32-bit resolution, to implement not only linear control strategies such as PID control strategies as well as RREE nonlinear (feedback state space ) and SMC (sliding mode…Continue
I saw another post this morning from someone in NC with a hex, so I figured I'd post a little about my first quadcopter build as I'm in NC too. I started off building the frame inspired by the 3DR design but made my own arms and legs. I made taller legs in order to mount an old iPhone 4 I had laying around under it for video recording.
Here's a couple of pictures from the build and then some video of the first time getting it in the air. I have had no…Continue
Here's an update on the USAV project I started some months back. This post is mostly about the architecture and features of the current version as well as a video of a static test.
The USAV is a UAV with an integration to some of the social networks like twitter and Google talk. It is also an…Continue
Here's where I am so far on the H I started before the holidays. Ended up trimming the arms and drilling out some of the plates to lessen the weight. Will likely add some CF rods as prop protection during the tuning process.
Using 10x4.7 props for now, though the motors could handle larger. Testing has it hover at just under 50% throttle, so I think I am in a good place. Not tuned yet - that's next when the rain lets up.
The APM is enclosed…Continue
From Worldofmaps. It's a bit random but fun. Click through for the whole thing, which is about a yard long. …Continue
This is my project, I have been working on it for a couple of months. Is not ready yet and certainly it's not good looking, need more work but here is a video of some features.
Note this is a Steadycam design based on ECILOP ideas. But with a Multiwii board instead of gyros. Multiwii is fixed to the steadycam…Continue
LAS VEGAS — Parrot's popular AR. Drone quadcopter will be getting…
This is the second flight of the Diydrones Hexcopter. I`m using two 3S-2250mah batties ganged together untill the new 3S-5000mah packs show up in the mail. Using a JR 11X and a Spektrum 9 channel receiver. I had to link up the mission planner on the desk top because the two older laptops would not work. I still have to figure it out. I found that the hex is not too…Continue
Love the arm and leg animations!
From Robot Dreams:
The Robot Japan events get better and better every time. Last weekend the 5th semi-annual competition was staged drawing a large audience, numerous participants, and an…
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Printed on a printrbot with .35 mm nozzle with 50% infill and .15 mm…
This is a mechanism in place to launch the X8, when its weight is 5.3 kg. his recovery is done by parachute. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/list?user=15tihx7n8mzza
the mechanism is very reliable for heavy winged lanzameinto. unfortunately my x8 fell into a bad spin maneuver and…Continue
Hello everyone, having not been into RC since I was a young lad, with a little persuasion from a friend I decided that I would begin a quadcopter project. Due to being married my project spend will be over the course of 4-5 months. I have broken my build down into several phases. This also gives me time to do some reading, watch youtube vids on setups and performance, create blog posts and keep a build log. So far its been an interesting learning experience with a few…Continue
Sean brought an updated Aerotestra Hugo by. Improvements include:
Check out today's awesome demo by Tridge. An ArduRover launches an ArduPlane! (Also note that the ArduPlane is flying beta ArduPlane software on the PX4 board. We're getting close to a dev release on that. Very exciting...)
[UPDATE] Tridge adds some details in the…Continue
This project currently is in draft status. I will update the article on my homepage, as it progresses.
Normal R/C transmitters are not the best way to control a UxV. For instance, they usually require additional components like ArduStation for the ArduPilot project, which means,…Continue
Kalman Filter Code for Yellow Plane 2 Special thanks to Kristian Lauszus, TKJ Electronics
This is the code in the main loop UpdateServos()
unsigned long msDelta = LastMicros - micros();…
1. FLIR HS-324 Patrol 19mm Thermal camera (320 x 240 res) (…
I came across this while researching wireless solutions and seems very possible to create a long range WiFi connection between the GCS and aircraft using an onboard micro computer.
These are the specs that the company…Continue