Jack Crossfire's Blog – December 2012 Archive (3)

Marcy 1 with the lights on

Finally got her to fly with the lights on. There are a lot of problems with lightbulbs reflecting on reflective surfaces. These problems never happened with IR, but IR should be no different.

Detecting the XYZ of a spinning object with 1 camera in high shutter speed mode is really hard. It would be easier with 2 cameras.

There is a new…


Added by Jack Crossfire on December 20, 2012 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

Raspberry Pi flies Blade MCX

Just press start & it flies itself.  A self contained autopilot was the goal. 

There were a number of options. Wifi ended up having too many dropouts to be used in any feedback loop, but would have to be used when communicating with a tablet. …


Added by Jack Crossfire on December 7, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Automating the Blade MCX

The Blade MCX is a favorite of indoor micro UAV autopilot designers, even in the age of micro quad copters. The time had come to automate one.…


Added by Jack Crossfire on December 2, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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