My name's Gabriel.
Basically I am a software developer. My previous work was in the avionics field as a s/w developer. But that was several years ago. Since then I did web dev (Django) and a little bit of native iOS development.
For several years I've been looking on many DIY and commercial UAV projects. And I find the whole thing very interesting and fascinating.
So I finally started my own project.
It will be a DIY quadcopter. I think that the emphasis will be in video capture and transmission to base during the flight.
Since I'm not experienced in navigation and stabilization software (in terms of math) nor am I experienced in microelectronics I thought that Arduino is a good place to start. Besides it's well crafted.
Buying a ready kit that need only to be assembled is not my way, so I decided to make the task a little bit more creative.
So I ordered some pieces from several shops and got some parts shipped already.
That's the PDB and the propellers. And I'm waiting for the motors, the frame, battery pack, screws and other necessary parts. I haven't ordered yet the main electronics. Will do it during the week or two mainly due to budget issues.
By the way, I started this blog to stay fit in terms of the project and to continuously integrate the MyUAV.