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Newbie looking to build a fully DIY drone.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathaniel Roswell yesterday. 8 Replies

Hello all,I am wanting to build a fully DIY drone. I have an Arduino Uno and an Arduino Nano microcontroller, which I can use to write my own flight controller.  I'm trying to keep this low budget…Continue

 

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Donna Eastman replied to Vinh Vu's discussion Newbie looking to build a fully DIY drone.
"agreed. adding one backup gps as well as for precautionary measures"
Wednesday
Andreas Gazis replied to Vinh Vu's discussion Newbie looking to build a fully DIY drone.
"IMU gives the CPU the angle. CPU compares it to whatever it's supposed to be and finds the error. Some algorithm (PID or whatever) tranlates this to actuator output. CPU spits this out to your motor drivers. Rinse, repeat. To start of with, you…"
Mar 14
Vinh Vu replied to Vinh Vu's discussion Newbie looking to build a fully DIY drone.
"I'm pretty good with programming and I have a Basic understanding of electronic components.  And yes, I forgot about the IMU. What do you mean by IMU->CPU->motor drivers->motors? I know what those are but what did you mean when…"
Mar 14
Andreas Gazis replied to Vinh Vu's discussion Newbie looking to build a fully DIY drone.
"If you 're a complete newbie with drones but really, really solid with electronics and programming , you might get somewhere. If you 're a newbie with both, I would choose something easier but then, it depends how much of a challenge you…"
Mar 14
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Newbie looking to build a fully DIY drone.

Hello all,I am wanting to build a fully DIY drone. I have an Arduino Uno and an Arduino Nano microcontroller, which I can use to write my own flight controller.  I'm trying to keep this low budget for educational purposes. After I get a better understanding, I will start something bigger. I'm looking for a frame, motors, and batteries. This is what I am looking at from Amazon:shopping listThis list has a micro-frame, brushed motor…See More
Mar 13

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