The UAV Dev Board was an early entry to the DIY autopilot world, designed by Bill Premerlani along with SparkFun. The hardware went through 5 revisions over the years to incorporate better and better sensors, with the 5th generation, the UDB5, serving pilots and developers well for a long time, along with the companion firmware project MatrixPilot. But eventually,…Continue
We joked about using FPV gear to try 3rd person snowboarding last April 1st. And then we made it happen!
3rd person RC flying: old hat.
1st person RC flying: cool! but done.
1st person snowboarding: fun! and done.
3rd person snowboarding: at long last.
Finally, this 4th quadrant is filled-in. I tried it so you don't have to! Watch the…Continue
We're excited to have UDB boards once again available for purchase over at SparkFun! [UDB5 from SparkFun]
This latest revision of the UDB switches over to using the MPU6000 digital accelerometer+gyro chip, which has been performing even better than the very solid UDB4's analog sensors. It is…Continue
This is a screenshot of part of one of my MP3.0 test flights from yesterday. The plane was programmed to fly figure eights, using the UDB Logo program below. The GPS track is shown at 1Hz, and the dead reckoned IMU track is shown at 4Hz. The plane had taken off very recently when it started this track, so it was still calibrating for the wind speed. That's why the first side of the…Continue