Benbojangles's Blog (20)

Low-Latency Live Wireless Flight Video on all your devices (And YouTube Live Streaming it)

From: http://dalybulge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/low-latency-wireless-video-on-all-your.html

Today I discovered that I am able to have super low-latency Wireless video on all my drone devices and i'm…

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Added by benbojangles on April 26, 2017 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

New Raspberry Pi camera

Raspberrypi released a new camera module today. It is an update of 8 megapixels over the previous 5 megapixels. It is interesting that the module is an IMX219PQ sensor by Sony, this…

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Added by benbojangles on April 25, 2016 at 10:30am — 24 Comments

Flysky i6 Secret settings, mods, updates.

Hello,

I have been experimenting with my flysky i6 transmitter, and learned some neat things.

1) There is a secret menu

2) There is a secret way to put…

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Added by benbojangles on November 5, 2015 at 8:40pm — 12 Comments

DIY Ghetto Mapping Project

(my image: 2015)

Yesterday, I finally felt happy enough with my first mapping experiments to share my ideas, experiences and results with you. I was a little bit apprehensive at first; the prospect of adding gps location information to a non-gps camera seemed too daunting a task for me. But I persevered and got results. I'm starting to love and rely on…

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Added by benbojangles on April 23, 2015 at 3:30am — 13 Comments

Xiaomi Yi: Mobius Killer?

This week we see the release of a new low-cost action cam. Some think it is the next progression of the trusty Mobius camera. I am in the process of performing a written account of the camera and it's features, abilities and performance; also showing how to update the app & firmware to allow more features. 

It's…

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Added by benbojangles on March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 20 Comments

Ghetto controller idea

I've been having fun with bluetooth telemetry bridge units for a while now. Recently I decided to have a go at combining/integrating such a unit with a remote to get some more ease-of-use and functionality out of it. So I here is my result:



It means fewer wire to connect, no relying on separate battery connections and charging, it's removable from the unit and can be…

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Added by benbojangles on February 18, 2015 at 12:19pm — 9 Comments

DIY Ghetto Retractable Landing Gear

Hello and happy new year.

I decided that I wanted to have retractable landing gear on my hexacopter, but I didn't want to pay the full price for a ready made set (£50/$80). With all the parts I gathered, it came to about £12/$18, so that's quite a saving to be made.

I made a write up article to…

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Added by benbojangles on January 2, 2015 at 3:36pm — 17 Comments

DIY Ghetto 5.8g wireless monitor project goggle conversion

Hi there, another update on the blog I wrote last week which showed how to make a cheap ($50) wireless fpv monitor. This week, I updated to show how to convert the cheap hacked together wireless monitor, and using a cheap $2 fresnel lens we can make immersive goggles, either by cutting up cardboard and fixing with sticky tape, or buying a head mount like in this right…

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Added by benbojangles on November 13, 2014 at 7:32pm — 26 Comments

Update: DIY Ghetto 5.8g wireless monitor project + Droidplanner

Hi there, I updated the blog I wrote last week which showed how to make a cheap ($50) wireless fpv monitor. This week, I updated to show how to add droidplanner to this setup, and for me it cost zero extra cost. Should cost you about a dollar to make if you're inventive. (Total cost $51)

Update is at the bottom of the blog article. I'd be glad to hear of anyone…

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Added by benbojangles on October 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

DIY Ghetto 5.8g wireless monitor project

Hello, I decided to make a guide for people who wish to make a neat budget wireless fpv monitor. I figure that it costs less than half the amount to make your own than to buy an off the shelf monitor. And besides, it is fun to hack and be creative. You also learn some valuable skills.

Here we see the finished product:

To merge the RC305…

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Added by benbojangles on October 22, 2014 at 5:29am — 13 Comments

Lightweight (8g) 2.4ghz fpv camera

One step closer to a Phantom Vision+ setup, or simply allowing you to use your tablet or smartphone to combine both Droidplanner software and see flight video to line up your gimbal shots more accurately. It means you don't have to carry a separate fpv monitor.…

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Added by benbojangles on October 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — 14 Comments

Like to know how the educated masses in the UK are feeling about personal drone use

Here is the article in the Guardian newspaper: 

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/30/house-of-lords-inquiry-civil-use-of-drones?commentpage=1

Read and scroll down for the fear mongering comments.

Added by benbojangles on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Google Cardboard + 3D FPV

Excuse me if I'm missing a beat, but It could be a cool hack to combine the google cardboard VR kit:

with a skyped-to-your-smartphone 3D fpv video.

This would allow a spectator to experience FPV flying in SBS…

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Added by benbojangles on July 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Throttle failsafe working on MPNG + AIOP using standard 9x receiver

If you are using MegapirateNG and a Crius AIOP board with the Turnigy 9x, as you will be aware, the standard 9x receiver doesn't enable the somewhat important throttle failsafe feature in Arducopter & Mission Planner. This is due to the AIOP board not having a PPM encoder like the Ardupilot board. I say important, because in the event the turnigy 9x loses power, and then regains power, It will not be in control of the quadcopter anymore. Which can be a bad thing…

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Added by benbojangles on July 10, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

DIY $100 FPV Micro Quad

Hi, I *finally* got round to recording video on my homemade fpv system. The quad is a WLToys V929:

 

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Added by benbojangles on January 15, 2014 at 6:17am — 9 Comments

Micro OSD

So, I decided to build a micro-osd for my WLtoys V929 micro fpv quadcopter. It's still in progress, but if you are interested in this project and would like to add you inputs then please visit this page: http://benbojanglesosd.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

You can learn how to build your own micro fpv…

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Added by benbojangles on January 2, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ghetto fpv goggles.

Ok so for the first time, this isn't one of my own posts. However, it is possible to make your own ghetto fpv goggles to enable you to have a more immersive flying experience, and also look like a dimwit at the same time ;)

And if you're happy to buy a cheap kit version. Look here: …

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Added by benbojangles on September 6, 2013 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

ghetto fpv quadcopter: idea 2

Ok, so in my previous blog post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/ghetto-fpv-quadcopter-1 I wrote a fairly comprehensive instruction on how to build a ghetto fpv quadcopter for around £115. It works well. However, just this week I was given a camera module …

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Added by benbojangles on September 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Ghetto fpv Quadcopter

  1. Ok, so in my last post, I wrote about making a video recording quadcopter using an 808 #16 keychain camera and a cheap toy quadcopter, the …
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Added by benbojangles on July 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — 23 Comments

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