Marko Kleine Berkenbusch
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About Me:
Physicist by training, working in software now.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
scratch-built quadcopters
aerial platform development
plane autopilots
Stony Brook, NY

Marko Kleine Berkenbusch's Blog

Some Bluetooth and Android sillyness...

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:13pm 21 Comments

Above you can see a screenshot of my latest hack: a remote control app for an Android phone controlling my mini quadcopter via bluetooth. What is it controlling? This:…


Slightly better mouse sensor position hold video

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 11:08am 10 Comments

After some more PID tuning, here is another video of my quadcopter trying to hold its position via the hacked mouse sensor (plus an ultrasound range finder for altitude control).

This was shot about 2 hours before sunset and the sensor already started having some trouble on my dark and fairly featureless driveway in the shadow - that's why I tried to make it hover over a sandy spot that stuck… Continue

Quad position hold with mouse sensor - some details

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 6:00pm 49 Comments

Some people asked for a few more details on the mouse sensor position hold I am experimenting with on my quad (originial post here), so here we go:

As I mentioned in the original post, the sensor is an ADNS 2610 made by Avago. This is a fairly ubiquitous sensors found in many cheap mice - the reason I chose this one is two-fold: there is good documentation available for it (e.g. the…

Quad with optical flow position hold (sort of...)

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 8:30pm 27 Comments


I have been following this site for a while now, I guess it is time to post something myself.

Above is a picture of my latest scratch-built quadcopter running an STM32 ARM processor board with home-brew software. This is my second quad, on the first one (you can sort of see it in my profile picture) I used a home-mode, dual Atmega 328 board.

So far, the quad features the…


Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:55pm on February 21, 2013, SaadT said…

Hi marko,

Hope you're doing well.

I remember seeing your fiber-coated (i think) in some post. Can you tell me how much weight the fiber coating adds? What are the practical advantages and disadvantages of the same?

Hope to hear from you soon.


At 6:47pm on February 21, 2013, SaadT said…

Marko, Thanks for the quick reply. I have built flying wings with the pink foam as well as normal styrofoam, so i can understand when you say the foam requires reinforcement.

150 grams sounds like reasonable weight...may i ask, how well did it fly? :) And, if you had any small crashes/bumps, how much did the fiber protect it?

Thanks for your time


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