Simon D. Levy's Blog – January 2016 Archive (3)

Altitude hold with MB1242 sonar

This video shows the 250mm quadcopter from my previous post, holding altitude by means of its MaxBotix MB1242 ulatrasonic rangefinder (sonar). The Flip32 flight controller onboard is running a modified version of the…

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Added by Simon D. Levy on January 8, 2016 at 3:13pm — 9 Comments

MB1242 Sonar + Flip32 + Bluesmirf = Live AGL telemetry

In a recent post I showed how to get live IMU telemetry from a Flip32 flight controller using an inexpensive Bluesmirf Bluetooth modem from Sparkfun. After getting that to work I figured it was time to branch out to some external sensors.

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Added by Simon D. Levy on January 6, 2016 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Lidar SLAM for $150



Since posting the BreezySLAM package for Python and other languages, I've received several inquiries about supporting the Lidar unit on the…

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Added by Simon D. Levy on January 6, 2016 at 3:01pm — 6 Comments

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