Finally got around to building my first quadcopter after talking about it for way to long. Great experience, but of course it did take a lot of online research to gather all the necessary bits of information. I decided to collect that information on my website in the hopes that other budding UAV enthusiast could…Continue
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This last academic year, as a part of our Senior Design Project for an undergrad program in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami, my team (Mark Agate and Stephen Markus) and I developed a basic collision avoidance system using sonar sensors.
We first constructed a relatively…Continue
Recently, I took a picture of my entire senior class at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton Texas. I'd like to share the results with the rest of you all.
I made a how-to on Instructables.com on how I planned the whole thing and also, all the other pictures and video.
Here'st the link to the instructables: …Continue
Added by Jeffrey H. on June 19, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments
First of all, I would like to thank everyone on this site that helped me within the past few weeks! Y'all's advice definitely helped me make some decisions in moving forward with these UAVs. With that being said, I wanted to give an update to anyone who is interested in what I finally…Continue
My girlfriend loves baking and chocolate and I love building and flying quadcopters. That probably makes us the perfect couple fulfilling all gender specific clichés ;-) Anyway, she came up with the idea to build a chocolate copter. I was skeptical at first. Chocolate is not as stable as aluminum or carbon - which are typically used for copter frames. Nor is it heat-resistant. As…Continue
We teamed up with Bercom makers of the HANDy Paint Products to create the world's first residential and commercial Drone Painting Company.
Check it out!
"Tongue in cheek" this was a lot of fun and very scary at times putting a 4' pole with a roller and trying to fly it around painting stuff. It was…Continue
Here at DIYDrones, our community constitutes only a portion of a much larger movement; that of empowered individuals and groups. Music artist, M.I.A., has embraced these types of movements and incorporated an onslaught of DIY imagery in…Continue
This is only the 4th or 5th flight since installing my new carbon fiber props from Hobby King and I have to say, between that and my DIY wire rope "jello killer" camera mount, the video is looking pretty good. Especially considering I don't have a gimbal.
Anyway, I was…Continue
Added by Crady von Pawlak on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
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Heres a "little" project I started a little less then a year ago. It all begin with design requirements of a quadcopter with a 10 pound payload for a one hour flight time and ended up with a gasoline/variable pitch build. At the time and since then I've come across many blogs, discussions,…Continue
Over at Hackaday, a quadcopter made from ewaste.
"It’s pretty obvious that the main rotors are PC Fans, 140mm in this case. Normally, these wouldn’t be able to create enough lift to get out of their own way…
Just a quick update this weekend. I've printed all the pieces, even got to the laser cutter to try cutting some of the body parts out.
Here are some images and a small demo of a non scientific flex test between a 3D printed part and an acrylic part.…Continue
I've been reading DIY Drones for a year now. So much information, experience, and stories. It is the stories that have kept me from diving into getting my own Y6 or Quad. The very idea that I could lose several thousand dollars in a split second terrifies me. And it should.
I don't want to…Continue
After various CAD atempts to design a quadcopter that is both practical and functional, but not the "standard" design, this is my first prototype. Features:
For my master thesis I have built a quadcopter based on the Aeroquad platform for doing visual guided autonomous landing. All high processing is done on-board, using a BeagleBoard-XM for high level and Arduino for low level computations. OpenCV is used for recognizing of the marker and Kalman filter is used for robust tracking of the maker position input. The Kalman filter does…Continue
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