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EastBay RC Guide to PID Controllers

 

PID loops can be pretty confusing when you're first getting started with autopilots.

Here's my attempt at explaining them "intuitively", i.e. with no math.

I'm working on plugging in a physics engine into the demo. Two more videos in this series are planned:

- Understanding the math behind PID controllers.

- Tuning PIDs…

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Added by Mark Harrison on February 24, 2014 at 10:31am — 14 Comments

Thirty Days (#14): 12-rotor demo at Maker Faire 2013

Joe and Justin give the Maker Faire 2013 crowd a demo of their new heavy-lift 12-rotor creation -- including an example of flying with only six motors operational. The downwash from this monster could be used for clearing leaves off the lawn or removing snow from the driveway, in addition to keeping a large camera aloft.

Added by Joshua Ott on May 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

A few tips for the APM Mission Planner

Having learned the hard way on a few things, I thought I'd put together a little video that shows some tips and tricks with the APM mission planner.

The first time I tried mission planning some things were a mystery, like how do you actually get into auto mode to fly a mission? I found something that looked like a way to do it from the APM software flight data tab, but…

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Added by Chris Lovett on January 21, 2013 at 1:00am — 35 Comments

Database to search motors, servos, batteries etc

Something like a beta version of my "startup" http://www.rcdetails.info

Website and database to search motors, servos, batteries etc by a different criterias.



You can check several items to compare all properties.…

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Added by Alexander Novikov on October 31, 2012 at 6:59am — 9 Comments

Introducing the PX4 autopilot system

The PX4 team is pleased to announce early availability of the PX4 autopilot platform, with hardware available immediately from 3D Robotics. 

The platform is a low cost, modular, open hardware and software design targeting high-end research, hobby and industrial autopilot applications.

PX4 is an expandable, modular system…

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Added by PX4 on July 25, 2012 at 9:30pm — 148 Comments


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Geo-Fencing for ArduCopter - Keep your copter "fenced in"

ArduCopter now has experimental geo-fencing support, thanks to Andrew Tridgell's superb geo-fencing code for ArduPlane.…

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Added by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on April 28, 2012 at 3:12pm — 24 Comments


3D Robotics
How to contribute to a DIY Drones project?

One of the biggest challenges in an open source development project is getting the "architecture of participation" right. Like a great game, contributing should be easy to pick up but hard to master, giving people of all skills and experience an opportunity to engage. Right now we have scores of developers working…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 29, 2011 at 5:00pm — 27 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

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