Over the last few months we have been testing our new hardware, launcher, airframe and autopilot. As the newest member of the team I've been taking responsibility for producing some new videos - the acquisition of a GoPro HD has resulted in some amazing footage. Such great video from such a small device!
This video shows a short flight of our…Continue
A short video of a very small UAV plane flying in an autonomous mode. Looks similar to some perching UAVs that I stumbled across a while back.
For the next version of APM (the fixed-wing codebase), we're thinking about adding an acrobatic scripting language, so you can program your UAV to do awesome robotic stunts. APM already suppports inverted flight, and adding other maneuvers is technically easy once we decide on how…Continue
DIY-er [Russell] wanted a quadcopter, and like many people out there, he knew the satisfaction that would come from building it himself. Rather than purchase…
I just discovered a nice online service where you can share your circuit design. Eagle and Kicad files are accepted. From the Website:
CircuitBee provides a platform for you to share live versions of your circuit schematics on your websites, blogs or forums.
Features include full zooming capability, panning, and even mouse over tips about symbols in the schematic.
It sure beats a blurry screenshot or a giant PDF!
Sign-up and get your circuit…
From IEEE Spectrum,a "cyclogyro", or "cyclocopter":
Fundamentally, a cyclocopter is similar to a helicopter in that it creates…
Almost all autopilots use PID algorythms in one way or another. Now there's a basic PID library in the standard Arduino software. Even better, here's a tutorial series from Brett Beuregard on how to use it!
I got my start in robotics with LEGO Mindstorms, so I'm glad to see continued sensor development there. Here's the latest: a 6DoF IMU from Dexter Industries. No word yet on what kind of software support it will have for sensor…Continue
I recently wrote my thesis on the topic of using feedback control to provide a vertical position autopilot for an RC helicopter. I used a Gaui EP100 on a test-rig to test the control techniques. The control theory has been designed so that it can be applied to a helicopter of any dimension/number of blades. It is presented in this 26 page document. I hope this can be of…Continue
in this video you can see my last Payload Test on this Heavy Lift Hexa Coax configuration.
The VR Dragon build list :
Multipilot32 : http://www.virtualrobotix.com/page/multipilot32-1
VRIMU FULL : http://www.virtualrobotix.com/pages/vr-imu-10
ESC Motorius 50 Amp :…Continue
I'm working on the MultinoCopter project since 2 months. It is a 50x50mm size board with full compatible arduino pro mini architecture and 9DOF imu. I didnt share it because i have to finish the multicopter code before. Now it is working as a serial IMU for the computer based projects (calculating euler angles) and camera stabilizer.
Yesterday i tested the camera stabilization code on the 3 axis. The mount coming from a…Continue
Do you know that chip which goes on Arduino USB Host Shield and ADK boards? Yes, that's Max3421 from Maxim. And that other one which integrate some text based OSD boards? Hmmm... OK it is the Max7456 from Maxim too.
Well, from now on, Maxim will be there on our buddy gyros too.
Maxim Integrated Products acquired SensorDynamics a Leading Specialist…Continue
Added by Sandro Benigno on July 23, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments
Finally, I'm posting this project to share.
This is my Quadcopter, a project born because of a passion hobby and a thesis research excuse. :P
4 Outrunner Motors KD36-10XL of 810 [kv] and 24 [A] max.
4 ESC Turnigy Sentry 60 [A]
2 LiPoly Batt. Rhino 2250 [mAh]
4 Blades APC 12x3.8
1 Pair of…Continue
This was a real head scratcher for me, so hopefully this will help others. I have had this radio for 4 years now but never used it as it was so complicated. I decided to RTFM which honestly just confused me the futaba manuals have never been to my liking. I read manuals for a living and compared to some of the rubbish ones this is definitely worse.
I tried all of the other methods listed for Futaba and couldn’t get them to work mostly because there is no "Switch…
When I first got interested in UAVs I took the advice of some of the forum members here and equipped myself with arduino based systems....but I'm a crazy engineer and this approach didn't last long before I had convinced myself I could make a better job of all this if I started from scratch...luckily I also managed to convince a friend of mine who specialises in…Continue
For those following this saga, version 6.1 of the AutoQuad board is complete and has passed initial testing. I have taken the 5.0 design and added features that should make it more flexible and expandable while increasing performance. Here is a summary of specifications:
- 2" x 2.5" main board with MK mounting hole…Continue
I have been blogging for some time on a tumblr blog called microdrones 2.0 .
Up until now I have been collecting articles and videos of advanced microdrones features.
Soon we will start to discuss what will be the next generation of microdrones, and what
features these next generation microdrones will include.
I opened this blog because for some time I feel that all the microdrone available…Continue
Added by Itamar Weiss on July 23, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments