Marko Kleine Berkenbusch's Blog (4)

Some Bluetooth and Android sillyness...

Above you can see a screenshot of my latest hack: a remote control app for an Android phone controlling my mini quadcopter via bluetooth. What is it controlling? This:…


Added by Marko Kleine Berkenbusch on October 27, 2011 at 9:13pm — 21 Comments

Slightly better mouse sensor position hold video

After some more PID tuning, here is another video of my quadcopter trying to hold its position via the hacked mouse sensor (plus an ultrasound range finder for altitude control).

This was shot about 2 hours before sunset and the sensor already started having some trouble on my dark and fairly featureless driveway in the shadow - that's why I tried to make it hover over a sandy spot that stuck… Continue

Added by Marko Kleine Berkenbusch on October 10, 2010 at 11:08am — 10 Comments

Quad position hold with mouse sensor - some details

Some people asked for a few more details on the mouse sensor position hold I am experimenting with on my quad (originial post here), so here we go:

As I mentioned in the original post, the sensor is an ADNS 2610 made by Avago. This is a fairly ubiquitous sensors found in many cheap mice - the reason I chose this one is two-fold: there is good documentation available for it (e.g. the…

Added by Marko Kleine Berkenbusch on October 4, 2010 at 6:00pm — 49 Comments

Quad with optical flow position hold (sort of...)


I have been following this site for a while now, I guess it is time to post something myself.

Above is a picture of my latest scratch-built quadcopter running an STM32 ARM processor board with home-brew software. This is my second quad, on the first one (you can sort of see it in my profile picture) I used a home-mode, dual Atmega 328 board.

So far, the quad features the…


Added by Marko Kleine Berkenbusch on September 11, 2010 at 8:30pm — 27 Comments

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