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I am a mechanical engineer, often programming for embedded systems.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I like designing and playing with UAVs, since it involves a lot of domains I am interested in: mechanical design, electronics, programming, control theory... This is a great way to learn.
Watching its own machine flying is really enjoyable.
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AndroCopter - use your smartphone as an autopilot !

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 2:30am 16 Comments

Hi all,

I would like to present my latest project, a scratch-built quadcopter with a special autopilot: an Android smartphone !

The phone is onboard (under the battery), and actually computes how to stabilize the drone. Of course, a phone cannot be connected directly to the ESCs, so an Arduino ADK bridges the two.

The idea came from the fact that smartphones now feature a lot of nice components useful for a drone. For example, the Nexus 4 used…


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