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About Me:
i enjoy robotics and i mainly use arduino and a enjoy flying planes
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
like in the about me i do a lot of robotics so combining it with flying things (another favourite hobby) is really great

Mquintilian's Blog

Lesson learned: Always remove the propellers when testing!

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 6:00pm 29 Comments

Stupidly I left the props on while preparing a demo of one of my kk quads. The board malfunctioned while disarmed, props shattered and sliced most of the pad of my pinky finger right off. It took a trip to the hospital and 13 stitches to get it back on.  

Finger 4 stitches in (Not for the faint of heart)…


DIY Drones and Sparkfun AVC featured in Documentary.

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 5:30am 12 Comments

Though quite brief the Canadian documentary " Remote Control War Zone" Showed clips of the Sparkfun autonomous vehicle competition and briefly interviewed Chris Anderson. The doc is very interesting to watch but I believed it to be exaggerated and put Amateur drones in a bad light as a evil technology that could be used by other countries for wars.

You can watch the doc online here:… Continue

Quad-copter featured in upcoming video game

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 3:28pm 7 Comments

In a new video game called "Homefront" you will be able to use a quad-copter with the ability to shoot bullets and drop bombs in the multiplayer campaign. It is named the "RQ-11 Parrot" and looks uncannily like a Parrot AR drone mixed with a Draganfly X4. The game also includes a battery meter and speed… Continue

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