3D Robotics

Lego Mindstorms blimp drone

I love Lego Mindstorms (it's how I got my start with drones), but it's pretty heavy. You need a lot of helium to lift all that plastic.  Via Makezine:

This blimp uses two 55″ helium balloons, Dexter Industries NXTBee wireless modules, a servo, and two DC motors. One of the creators, Tyler Westmoreland, shared the RobotC code.

We're hoping to relaunch our own blimp project later this year. I loved our old Blimpduino, but the sensor technology didn't exist back then to really let it autonomously navigate indoors. Now it does ;-)

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  • "Leider ist dieses Video, das Musik von UMG beinhaltet, in Deutschland nicht verfügbar, da die GEMA die Verlagsrechte hieran nicht eingeräumt hat."


    Stop using music protected by copyright in such videos please.

    Is this video available in other video platforms ?

  • What new sensor technology will you be using in the Blimpduino?

  • Very good, have you ever heard of the legend of Laputa (yes movies)? (lol) your engine placement was how it was said to fly, im in the start phase of the blimp aircraft carrier for launching and recovery of Mav fixed and multiprop. it would be nice if there was an ardu software that could really make it unmanned. my engine design is done, just simple quad like rotors with protective covering. I will testing my fixed posistion balloon later this year after basic.

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