"Ok, so after making some measurements, the envelope plus blimpduino board plus the balloon envelope weigh 94 grams. This leaves us with just about 26 grams of payload. (Our RC receiver weighs just about that so the blimp is barely neutral with the…"
Based on our experiments so far the blimp envelope supplied with the blimpduino project has a payload capacity of about 120 grams when fully inflated. The blimpduino board weighs just about 80grams by the time we add in some velcro to hold it to the…
"OK, nix my previous thought of replacing the 56 Khz parts. After scoping the outputs today, it appears that the pololu beacon is setup to transmit using the RCA IR protocol. The pololu remote just sends 001 over and over again with no headers or…"
"No, they are looking at your code as they work. Since they have no experience working with microcontrollers, I think that dissecting and understanding this project gives them exposure to a large number of topics in robotics and control theory. We…"
"my thought was to desolder the 56Khz parts and solder in the 38Khz parts, not add additional parts. I will test everything at 56K before before I get out the Iron. Standard Universal remotes use 38Khz. Any insight on why the decision was made to go…"
I have a winter student doing a blimpduino as a project.So far we have it out of the box and running the default beacon finding code with no problem. I am having the student go through the project as an opportunity to learn about microcontrollers,…
"I want to bump this topic, since it is about where we are at on our Blimp. mtsacflight.blogspot.com From everything I have read, It looks like the Vishay 34156 was used which expects the serial stream to be modulated at 56 khz. I am tempted to…"