Simon D. Levy
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Rana commented on Simon D. Levy's blog post Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller
"I have gone through most of your videos on this project and observed that the flight stabilization itself is at not at par with the Ardupilot based Pixhawk. However the flight stabilization is at par with APM code of year 2010-2011. I appreciate…"
Oct 22
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Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…See More
Oct 21

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About Me:
Simon D. Levy
Professor
Computer Science Department
407 Parmly Hall
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
My students and I write programs in Python, Java, and C++ for controlling and simulating UAVs and other robots:

https://github.com/simondlevy
Hometown:
Lexington, Virginia

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Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 8:16pm 1 Comment

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…

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Hackhawk II: An Arduino-compatible brushless flight controller

Posted on January 6, 2019 at 3:06pm 7 Comments



What could be more fun than hacking an RTF quadcopter to fly with your own custom firmware? How about hacking with your own DIY Arduino-compatible 32-bit flight controller?  This…

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Hackhawk: Hacking the Altair Aerial Blackhawk with your own flight controller

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 7:54pm 2 Comments

Looking around for an inexpensive, almost-ready-to-fly brushless-motor quadcopter to use a basis for indoor flight-control research, I was delighted to come across the  Altair Aerial Blackhawk.  With its extra-long extension legs and GoPro mount (which I…

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AirSim + TensorFlow = Deep Learning Fun!

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

Originally developed as an MAV flight simulator, Microsoft's AirSim program recently added the ability to drive a simulated  car.  Although my own interests lie on the MAV side,  students in my recent AI / Deep Learning…

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At 3:33am on May 16, 2017, Saksham Dutta said…

Sir,

I need to implement the Extended kalmann filter for state of charge estimation in battery monitoring system.What can be the code for this?.I will be coding it into a texas instrument IC for monitoring the battery pack.Any insight you can provide would be extremely helpful.

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