Technology with entertainment factor – this is the principal object of project Paraswift. During one year we develop a wall climbing robot, which doesn’t just climb down again after it reached the top! Instead, it opens a paraglider, drops off the wall and lands safely in front of the surprised audience.
Added by Gary Mortimer on September 10, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments
I've got broken rc hummer2 from a friend as a gift, when he learned that I do drones. After some time I fixed it and tested =) Hehe, drink and drive - legally! (do not try to repeat! LOL)
But without ardurover for now - APM is in my plane =) Just FPV car. Also it uses plane ESC, so car can move only forward.
In case my plane get lost in the wild :-D I've made some stickers with contact info, so if found - it can be returned.
As far as I know not all of us have color laserjet printer. And inkjet prints usually get blurred when soaked in water. In my case, my inkjet have black ink as pigment type of ink, which is waterproof. But if you like - feel free to change it.
Here is jpg demo and psd template.…Continue
Here is my memo: How I make camera launcher from old servo electronics, usb-cable and diode.
Here are quite many steps, so I write this memo if I need to make system again... Programming took only few minutes, to build circuit took more time.
My camera is Canon PowerShot…Continue
After a long arduous process of getting my copter up in the air, it finally flies. I was happy with it for a week or so but am now unhappy with the CD Case body/frame that I'm currently sporting. So I decided to design a frame that was perfect for my needs.
I did all the work in AutoCAD(sorry about the colors). It's a mashup of my own design and the official Arducopter design, among others.
First up I have a Quad & Hexa version. These main plates (as I…Continue
Added by IKE on September 9, 2011 at 6:23am — No Comments
Thought I would share my latest Project with you, and keep a running log of our progress. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome!
The Team :
Wessie van der Westhuizen a.k.a…Continue
1) ArduCopter 2.0.40 is now live in the Mission Planner and for download. This is by far the best ArduCopter yet. You should see much better Altitude…Continue
This is a special version for aerial photography. On the plane there is a stabilized camera.
Here is the camera stand. Guess what is the weight of it? ;-)…Continue
This is an interesting board - perhaps most interesting is the approach to driver-based sensors in the…Continue
On August 12, electrical/aerospace engineer and helicopter pilot Pascal Chretien took to the air in the world's first untethered, fully electric manned helicopter flight in a prototype machine that he designed and built almost entirely by himself within a 12 month development period. In his 2 minute, 10 second test flight, Chretien beat aviation giant Sikorsky…Continue
This week's Meet the Developers series starts out with Roberto Navoni, who leads the Foxteam group in Italy that have been doing amazing things with multicopters. He's one of those guys who can do it all: hardware design, software, sensor analysis and business…Continue
Above: Concept for an "abstract layout" workflow that could reconcile open source circuit designs with "closed" process design rules and libraries. First the designer would generate an abstract layout by instancing cells for various components. The above example shows a 2-input AND gate,…Continue
Project date 2002-2006 Completed
Wing Span 12ft
Engines tested were : 342cc boxer, 500cc boxer, 298cc Wankel…Continue
Technically this is 3 frame with camera but the first one was hard to control, weight of GoPro with skeleton cover was too much for weak motors. 2nd one was stock ACM but ended in a crash with v39. Finally this was the only frame/setup can last long enough for me to take a video.
An interesting photo essay "Chasing Nature" which shows several flying projects inspired by bugs and birds. Not much detail, but enough context to allow googling of the original project…Continue
This project has been started in october 2009 and its purpose is to build a full autonomous short range reconnaissance survey plane.
Currently Mamadu UAV used Paparazzy YAPA v.2 board, CHIMU IMU, Xbee modems for telemetry downlink and VTQ video equipment.
Wanted to give you guys a heads up on this RX I have been waiting for for quite some time. The FrSky TFR4 - w/ normal servo connections it is a 4ch RX, but when set up as a PPM out RX you get 8ch out via PPM along w/ RSSI, and it is very small. Perfect for use wherever a PPM RX is needed.
The New FPV APM Kopter
In the foreground, the bumblebee
in the background the Kamkop with the GoPro 3D system