All Blog Posts Tagged 'quadcopter' (139)

E-Waste Quadcopter Lifts Your Spirits While Keeping Costs Down

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…


Added by Mark Harrison on April 1, 2014 at 11:29pm — 20 Comments

Project Update: 3D printed Mini H-Quad - laser cutting + more!

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.…


Added by Callil Capuozzo on March 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Noob Quadcopter Training: Thank You Community

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…


Added by rocklandusa on February 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

3d printed mini quadcopter

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:

  • single screw to lock/unlock the body cap.
  • Motor arms with internal wiring are replaceable
  • Front camera internal
  • all up weight 560 gram with lipo
  • Low c.o.g.
  • Full SLS nylon parts 1/3mm…


Added by holy on February 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 19 Comments

Quadcopter performing visual guided autonomous landing.

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…


Added by Pål Møst on January 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — 7 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…


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

DIY $100 FPV Micro Quad

Hi, I *finally* got round to recording video on my homemade fpv system. The quad is a WLToys V929:




Added by benbojangles on January 15, 2014 at 6:17am — 9 Comments

Completely Autonomous (Onboard Processing) Palm-sized Quadcopter

Hi, drone developers. I am a master student at department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of…


Added by Phenox Lab on January 6, 2014 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Tree Top FPV

Quadcopter FPV line with my Multiwiicopter Reconn V3 and Tarot T-2D gimbal

Normal speed, no post production

Added by Ruben Caser on December 30, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Landing a Quad on a moving car via FPV

I tried to do something different this time: land a quad on a moving car.

After 2 unsuccessful attempts (crashes), the quadcopter finally did a smooth landing on the roof of the moving car.


The RC quad was controlled from the inside of the car using a 7" monitor (480x234 pixels) for FPV. Video was transmitted directly from the onboard GoPro2. A…


Added by Bernardo M. A. on December 22, 2013 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

iQuad Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter (v2) Flight Testing

After more than a year of design and development, I've built version 2 of the iQuad custom tilt-rotor quadcopter which is capable of achieving high forward speed by tilting its rotors forward in flight. After several days of flight testing and tuning, I was able to achieve stable hover and incredibly fast forward flight. Near the middle of the video, you can see the…


Added by Ilya R. on November 30, 2013 at 7:25pm — 25 Comments

Super simple and compact quadcopter power distribution module

I'm amazed how complicated some of the designs are for the power distribution of a quadcopter so I made my own. 

To monitor current put the sensor between the power source and one ESC in order to get a value that can be multiplied to calculate…


Added by thomas Butler on November 28, 2013 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

Updates from NavStik: World's smallest/lightest micro navigation and control module!


NavStik users are now using NavStik to build a variety of autonomous systems. Its extremely small size and light weight (4 grams), coupled with a powerful Cortex M4…


Added by Nitin Gupta on November 27, 2013 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Introducing QUADDICT

Here is Quaddict, a foldable quadcopter, made for your best aerial video experience.

Take a tour on …


Added by Aedrox on November 4, 2013 at 2:59am — 15 Comments

Gas+electric hybrid multi-copters ...

Hi All,


We have recently discovered a way to build hybrid gas/electric-powered multi-copters and would like to share it with you.


The main advantages are:

1) Heavy lift - due to gas engine…


Added by Armen Poghosov on October 31, 2013 at 1:00pm — 53 Comments

Raspberry Pi NoiR and Public Lab Get a Lift

If you're looking for a cool new way to capture and process infrared/near-infrared photos, consider the Raspberry Pi NoiR along with…


Added by earthpatrol on October 30, 2013 at 12:45am — 5 Comments

Quadcopter footage of Australian 'firestorm'


Here's a fresh change, an example of UAV's used for good!

cividrones has been in the air with a quadcopter within the area of Lithgow, New South Wales (Australia) during our current fire season highlighting the extensive damage done to property as well as ongoing preventative measures in use by 'firies' to control these fires. The…


Added by Michael Visser on October 24, 2013 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

3D Printed Quadcopter

The project was realized in the Dassault Systemes Fablab. Matthieu designed this summer a Quadcopter with CATIA, Romain made the electronics and the controller part. Using CATIA, all the mechanical parts have been designed in 3D, the core of the…

Added by Fred Vacher on October 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 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.…


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

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