All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (26)

Arcturus Jump - Piccolo autopilot using Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid-Quadrotor technology

Is any work being done by the development team to add this class of vehicle to the capabilities of the APM or Pixhawk series of…

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Added by Dennis Okeefe on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 15 Comments


Wiki Ninja
Some MultiCopter Design Thoughts.

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…

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Added by Gary McCray on January 22, 2014 at 12:42pm — 230 Comments

Suspended quadcopter design / build log

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Added by Hugues on January 19, 2014 at 10:53am — 23 Comments

Done with the frame

Just finished assembling the frame. looks like a tank! lol.

I really have a hard time bending the arms! I decided to build a wooden brake for these arms (gave my hands a hardtime).. Bolted up with M4 x 10mm screws.…

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Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 28, 2013 at 4:01am — 14 Comments

Quadcopter Build Update 2

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.…

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Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 26, 2013 at 6:38am — 8 Comments

Quadcopter Build Update

Just fresh from the waterjet cutter..

Left to right: Stack-up pad, Centerplate, Landing Gear.

Quadcopter…

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Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 23, 2013 at 8:28pm — 9 Comments

First Blog- Designing my quadcopter

With Frame + motors + props, solidedge calculated weight of 1.1kgs. Im still figuring out how to shave off extra kgs from this frame...

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…

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Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — 28 Comments

Ultra Simple Circuit Board Design

 

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.

 

Project…

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Added by Ben on June 22, 2013 at 4:29pm — 3 Comments

Progress of the Hybrid quad design

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…

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Added by Xavier Simard-Lecours on April 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Nurf Flying Wing Design

All,

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…

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Added by Coby on January 11, 2013 at 8:00am — 17 Comments


100KM
KULeuven materials engineering students design multicopters

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…

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Added by u4eake on December 28, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments


JDrones
OpenESC one step closer or reality

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…

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Added by Jani Hirvinen on November 7, 2012 at 8:17am — 7 Comments

Attention Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experts (and General Do-Gooders)!

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…

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Added by ReAllocate on July 12, 2012 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments


Developer
ArkToolbox now released for Windows/ Mac as well as Linux

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…

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Added by James Goppert on April 2, 2012 at 11:00pm — 23 Comments


Developer
CircuitLab - Online electronics simulator

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.

Added by John Arne Birkeland on February 29, 2012 at 12:47am — 7 Comments

Chip design, open source, and DIY: Part 2, open source issues

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,…

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Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on September 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Chip design, open source, and DIY: Part 1, Indie chip design

Above: Simple circuit using a transistor (an N-channel MOSFET), a resistor, and a capacitor. Left shows the schematic, right shows the layout.

Following discussions from a previous…

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Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on August 24, 2011 at 4:39pm — 8 Comments

First UAV plans...

Hello Drone operators!

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…

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Added by Joshua Kegode on November 20, 2010 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Operation Overkill - ArduCopter, input appreciated :)

Let me just start saying that I like overkill on just about every project i do but i also am frugal as hell and need to keep costs down, i know so counter productive to someone who likes overkill HEHE.


Next problem i live in the caribbean, it has some advantages, like i can probably fly my uav just about anywhere and no one will say sh*t, and frequency use ... well... the local "FCC" is a joke, so i dont really need any ham licenses etc for running alternate frequencies are…
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Added by Chris on September 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 19 Comments


JDrones
ArduCopter power distribution PCB for Quad setup







First set of proto distribution PCB's are out from manufacturing company and ArduCopter core team around world are waiting to receive

their packets for proto testing.



Ok then how to build it and connect it to your electronics??



First users need to put some… Continue

Added by Jani Hirvinen on June 13, 2010 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

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