All Blog Posts Tagged 'arduino' (71)

A few tips for building a hexacopter

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…


Added by Chris Lovett on February 2, 2013 at 12:26am — 6 Comments

Kalman Filter Code for Yellow Plane 2

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();…


Added by Nick Goodey on January 5, 2013 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Lighter Yellow FPV Plane 869 Grams Air Frame

Yellow Plane 2 with inverted V tail software modified and tested stability gyros

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…


Added by Nick Goodey on December 2, 2012 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Arduino Murata Piezo Gyro Stability Control system fitted to FPV plane

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…


Added by Nick Goodey on November 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ArduSat Balloon Launch (joined by Sparkfun!)

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…


Added by EDGE Research Lab on November 2, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Teensy 3.0

Just a heads-up that Teensy my favorite small form factor Arduino compatible board, just got a solid upgrade with the…


Added by John Arne Birkeland on October 11, 2012 at 2:17am — 15 Comments

Graphical Display of APM Program Structure

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%…


Added by Visual Micro on September 17, 2012 at 5:17pm — 22 Comments

Quadcopter first flight

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.…


Added by Wipo on July 27, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Quad vs Tree

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…


Added by Matt Williamson on June 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

RC CAR+ARDUINO: The second prototype is ready


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…


Added by max246 on April 21, 2012 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

Arduino Support from MATLAB Simulink


Mathworks started to support Arduino on their MATLAB/Simulink.

I didn't look through carefully, however, sounds really interesting.

Good news is that this feature will be supported in student license…


Added by Hyon Lim on April 16, 2012 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

RC Car with Arduino nano and a TB6612FNG

Hello guys,

this is my first post on this blog and I'd like to give some information about my new personal project. How you read on the title, the project is a RC CAR with Arduino nano that is controlled by TB6612FNG.

The final project will be a RC CAR controlled by Arduino nano and a few sensors, the big goal is to create a car that I…


Added by max246 on April 13, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A little Success with Arduino Ethernet , Vapix 3 and PTZ camera for Telemaster

Plan is to mount under fuselage of Telemaster 12' and Mugin when it arrives.

Camera Position is being controlled by Arduino via ethernet, Pan, Til,t Zoom  , and record to local SD,and  h264 stream, works so far.

Nice thing about this camera is its speed. Also does great with its built in video stabilization.

My plan is…


Added by Eraser on January 7, 2012 at 11:22am — 14 Comments

Wide field 4D optical flow odometry using Arduino and Stonyman image sensor


I've been working on a new version of our ArduEye using one of our "Stonyman" image sensor chips and decided to see if I can grab four dimensions of optical flow (X shift, Y shift, curl, and divergence) from a wide field of view. I wirebonded a Stonyman chip to a 1" square breakout board, and attached it to an Arduino Mega256 using a simple…


Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on December 16, 2011 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Please welcome ArduPilotMega 2.0!

APM 2.0 is the culmination of almost a year of hard work. We wanted to make it perfect and we…


Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1053 Comments

3D Robotics
ArduIMU V3 ready for pre-order and check our new color!

Hi there! Finally you can pre-order the ArduIMU V3 here.. You can find more info abut it in my last post here

The final…


Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — 183 Comments

Drotek small IMU 10DOF


Drotek a small French  startup sell a new 10 DoF IMU that can be interfaced with Arduino cards ( 3,3V and 5v with an…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on November 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — 28 Comments

3D Robotics
ArduIMU V3 is finally here!

Long time since my last post!

I'm glad to announce the new ArduIMU V3 that will take the place of the very successful ArduIMU v2 (flat version). We called it flat version because ArduIMU V2 was created in a time where 3 axis and even 2 axis gyros were not so common and we had to place some of the…


Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — 66 Comments

Miga motors nanomuscle : servo substitute?

I was looking for a parachute ejection system for one of my small UAV and I found the miga motors nanomuscle. Cheap  SMA system linear actuator (less than 10$ unit), I was thinking about using some instead of the servos on UAV.



Added by Bertrand Duchiron on October 31, 2011 at 12:58pm — 5 Comments

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