Hi All, Just pulled this image in from SUAS News (Thank you Gary) to illustrate a few really good concepts that it incorporates and talk about better Multicopter design a bit.
This copter has a lot of things right and is really a study in design excellence.
1. Most obvious is a sliding…Continue
Just finished assembling the frame. looks like a tank! lol.Continue
Bending the parts.
Test fit of the stacked up plate and Centerpiece. I really have a hard time bending the parts. I made a sheet metal brake made of wood! Checked the distances from the CAD drawing. everything seems ok. +/- 1mm-- good enough for me.…Continue
Just fresh from the waterjet cutter..
I wanted to design (actually took reference on a couple of existing design) my quadcopter frame. My main purpose is to have a quadcopter carry a gopro for…Continue
HackEDA (previously) has improved it's software algorithm and is now running a Kickstarter campaign that offers the ability to instantly create pcb designs, and even manufacture boards by dragging and dropping chips in your browser.
Hi there welcome back,
Here is a little picture of the first version of my quad hybrid projet
It's a version to allow "Maxime carrier" to crash it 1 or 2 time before it's broke XD.
The design of the 2 rotating propeler is pending until i got the missing part. beteween 2…Continue
I just wanted to share a design we have been working on for the FPV/DIY UAV crowd.
Our goal was to design something relatively rugged, easy to build/use and affordable. And since we CNC hot wire cut foam cores for a living it needed to be manufacturable with our current…Continue
For their "Problemsolving and design" project, 2nd year engineeringstudents of the Katholic university of Leuven (Belgium) designed and built multicopters out of the departments waste materials stream. The electronics were given and the focus of the project was on frame materials and design. Therefore they only got a limited budget of 20€ for the…Continue
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We have been working lately with Jason.J and few other people to create first real Open Source ESC that is based on STM32 RISC processors. Just moment a go courier delivered first PCBs to my desk here at jDrones and we are thrilled to see how they start perform after assembly has done for these.
OpenESC pcbs are 35 x 25mm and 4 layers PCBs. Power range…Continue
ARIA and ReAllocate.org are seeking an UAV expert interested in the development of an UAS (an Unmanned Aerial System = UAV + Base station) for a project at the Burning Man festival. For this project, we will be delivering a system that is capable of tracking a person (via GPS enables tracker) and…Continue
ArkToolbox is a toolbox for ScicosLab/ XCos (similar to Matlab simulink, but free). ArkToolbox is useful for drone control design, simulation, and testing and is compatible with FlightGear, MAVLink (QGroundControl/ArduPilotMega), and the JSBSim Trimming GUI software. This creates a completely open source toolchain for developing aircraft models, finding…Continue
I just discovered CircuitLab, a online electronics simulator. I haven't had time to play much with it yet, but it looks very promising from what I have seen so far. Especially considering that they just launched the site.
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
Following discussions from a previous…Continue
I am writing this post to inform the world of my intention to build a UAV. I will be building a scale version of the community UAV design found…Continue