I have written a tutorial on how to program your own AutoPilot/Flight Controller from scratch using an arduino/ArduPilot/RaspberryPi. The tutorial will walk you through everything from reading the RC radio and controlling the motors through to how the PIDs are stacked on top of each other to…Continue
RK-1 is a wifi enabled mobile robot that you control using your iOS or Android tablet or phone that makes your Arduino projects mobile.
This is a continuation of yesterdays post Introduction to Gigglebots and demonstrates the hardware setup of my soon-to-come software.
This is my full setup for my UAV…Continue
In the Cub Scout outlaw pinewood derby, anything goes as long as the car fits on the track.
Frankencar is an Arduino-controlled, 400-Watt torque monster that smokes the competition. It was pieced together using VEX Robotics…Continue
Please welcome ArduinoDroid - Arduino IDE for Android.
Google Play: …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…
Added by Joshua Johnson on February 2, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
I had a blast helping my friend build his hexacopter last weekend. This video includes some tips and tricks. We also had to do some interesting trouble shooting for problem that showed up during ESC calibration that turned out to be a bad soldering job (yep it was my fault!).
Anyway please enjoy a 5 minute condensed version of a fun day building the most…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();…
Missing battery and camera box have a design which should weigh 140 grams empty.
The assembly shown below weighs 684 Grams no motor or electronics.
Electronics shown weigh 110 grams ESC Arduino board, Xbee, antenna & Gyro…Continue
Revised Yellow FPV Plane with gyro stability system added, Worked best with analogue inputs from Murata piezo gyro sensors of a dead KK board filtered taking a 10 point average. Yaw compensation is currently not used as there is no rudder presently.
Gyro stability code in action…Continue
Added by Nick Goodey on November 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This isn't directly applicable to autopilots, but there was some interest from this community in the ArduSat effort, so here goes... On October 27th, the EDGE Research Laboratory team launched and successfully recovered the ArduSat prototype system. It was a huge thrill for us to get to work with the team at…Continue
Just a heads-up that Teensy my favorite small form factor Arduino compatible board, just got a solid upgrade with the…Continue
The Class Diagram features of Microsoft Visual Studio provide the facility to show graphically any area of an Apm program. This is an ideal way for new users to understand how ArduPilot and ArduCopter code is designed.
Microsoft Visual Studio provides a 100%…Continue
This week I tested my quadcopter. Some while ago I replyed to a blog and showed my homemade super cheap motor vibration dampers. Some poeple where sceptic. But totday I can show you that my multicopter can fly
Its's build from scratch. Wifi controlled and has aruidno compatible control board.…Continue
Added by Wipo on July 27, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
I finally got to fly my quad (my first time ever!)
It's scratch built from angle aluminum and running MultiWii on an Arduino Mega. I'm controlling it via PC joystick over Wifi (soon to be controlled by iPhone too) thanks to my…Continue
Today I went to a mega store and I found this "broken" car for just 9.99 pounds, so I decided to buy it and replace the crappy car that I mounted all the stuffs.
The next week I will buy 1 ultrasound sensor, extension IO and a compass, them should help the car to drive in a specific direction ( i.e. to the north ) and I am going to avoid the…Continue