We are about to release an application for the Lepton with the Raspberry Pi. We are currently using it with the Pure Engineering breakout board but have a custom "shield" or "hat" with RC receiver input and additional features in the works.…
This new kid on the block was spotted here: …Continue
So you think the Pixhawk case is too curvy for you? Get a new one from China for 5 bucks!
I just managed to get APM Planner RC2 running on my Raspberry Pi. I have not tested connecting to an APM yet but clicking around in the interface is much more responsive than i ever thought it would be.
Here are a brief instruction:
Pimping/modding your Phantom seems to be popular. Here is the latest offering from our friends at goodluckbuy:…Continue
The Techpod and Arudupilot has been prominently featured in the leading nordic hobby magazine "Allt om Hobby" in a three part series on FPV and autonomous flying.
This second part has a nice build log and part three will feature how integrate the APM into the airframe.…Continue
There is also good news for everybody living in EU. We just got a massive load of Techpod kits and everyone is welcome to come by and get one!
Hard landings with my 3DR quad always puts it firmly 3 inches into the ground, splitting the legs up and destroying the nylon spacers.
I created these very simple bumpers so i don't have to dig up my quad anymore:…Continue
After scouring most of the shops in my area for a cover/box/hat for my 3DR Quad I found the Orthex 140 0,75 liter kitchen bowl.
The fitting is so good it almost brings tears to my eyes.
It sits on the bottom plate just outside the nut…Continue
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After almost at year with a strange servo jitter that was taking all the fun out of my UAV hobby i finally found the source. A bad servo.
The jitter was intermittent and made and erratic +- 5 mm throws on the elevator or rudder even when i tried flying in "manual mode".
The little bastard finally decided show its real face today…Continue
Here is my quick mod to make it easier to fill up my Easy Star with all the gear. The lid will be held in place with 6 pair of magnets glued to the fuselage. I did the prototype with 3 mm balsa but the next version will be in 2 mm ply. I will probably make a box on…Continue
Here i have the APM and IMU Shield set up for testing the GPS. I put a small piece of doublesided tape on the GPS antenna and stuck it to the window. After a few minutes of warming up, the GPS started receiving data.
The thingy hanging down the vent is the airspeed controller.
APM is powered by the 5V adapter.…
So i finally got my brown bag from Sparkfun. I soldered all the pins, downloaded and installed the Arduino software from here: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
I wanted to try the test programs from this page: http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Programming…
Here is my log on my attempts on building my own drone.
I am going to post just about everything i do and perhaps other can learn from my mistakes :o)
Feel free to comment my work.
I am planning to use 2 Easystars. one for RC training and one for the real…Continue