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A new Arduino clone * chipKIT Max32™ Arduino-Compatible *

Posted on May 13, 2011 at 1:00am 11 Comments

Hi I found a new Arduino clone from : Digilent inc.

Looks verry nice :

Microchip® PIC32MX795F512 processor

80 Mhz 32-bit MIPS

512K Flash, 128K RAM

USB 2.0 OTG controller

10/100 Ethernet MAC

Dual CAN controllers

Provides additional memory and advanced communications peripherals

Compatible with Arduino IDE and libraries

Can also be programmed using Microchip's… Continue

Very affordable Advanced Head-Movement-Tracker

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 7:32am 5 Comments

Found this very affordable headtracker.…


Paparazzi autopilot

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 12:00pm 22 Comments

Last week I received my Paparazzi Tiny V2.11 autopilot.

I have read a lot of this autopilot and what made me really excited is the GCS. I have noticed that you need some knowhow about Linux (for me a blessing I am not a windows enthusiast). I really did not have real problems setting up the system so far. The only thing I am waiting for is the ppm converter for my 2.4 GHz TX/RX system. I still have some doubts about the airframe I like to use my little Cessna plane or change to the easy… Continue

First flight on auto pilot!

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 7:30am 5 Comments

Oke today was a big day I had my first flight on autopilot. (I did not fly exualy)

Here are the setup and results:

ardupilot 2.1 with z sensor. plane little cessna (see my pics).

First I did a field setup to set up the home position. Pilot Marijn Penninx (he builds really great planes, check out took off and went to a safe alt. So he switched on the auto mode (RTL) and in one sec or less my plane was upside down. Something I did expect because I… Continue

Two funerals in one weekend :-(

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 4:30am 13 Comments

How two Ardupilots died in one weekend.

Yes I was so proud. I had a perfect working ardupilot. I was going to attach my just arrived Z sensor.

Then Murphy law kicked in. When a friend was over I showed him my ardupilot. and the working.

The positive power line of the lipo accu was not perfectly isolated and made contact with the back plane of the ardupilot.

Yes it fried it. :-( . No swet I have a spare one). Solderd the headers tested the upload all fine. Now I needed… Continue

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