VR micro Brain 5: The micro drone invasion began. Totally autonomous (VR Leash and integrated telemetry) , lightweight <1kg , reliable, equipped with VR micro gimbal and full HD camera.

Follow different frame and drone configuration : Quad , Hexa , Okto and Plane . The VR Lab Team and member of Virtualrobotix community test all this configuration and send us a very good feedback .

In these three months of work, from the presentation of vr micro brain to the maker fair in san francisco, we have done a lot of work to make the board very reliable and to be able to equip and test different types of drones. For us, a micro drone has the following features: is equipped with a control system structure. has gps reliable and accurate at all hours of the day that allows you to activate the automatic functions browsing the drone. is equipped with a telemetry system that allows integration with a ground station to the ground. E 'equipped with an advanced system of brushless gimbal that allows the perfect stabilization of the camera. Mount a camera system for on-board recording in full HD and allows you to remotely transmit the preview of the recovery.

These are the board developed by VR Lab : VR micro Gimbal , VR Multi Constellation GPS 8  ,VR Micro Brain and plug and play VR micro telemetry board .

This is a video example of our you can add the telemetry module to VR micro brain and test the board with VR Pad Station. Now is possible to connect directly VR micro brain and VR micro Gimbal to VR Pad Station by a usb OTG cable.

Example how is possible to assemble  the boards togheter , the form factor is very small and lightwheight . 

This is an a video example of new VR micro Gimbal in action.

This is a very exclusive video  example of fully autonomous fly using VR Leash experimental kit . You can set the position where put the drone by VR Leash natural reposition system or by PAD / Smartphone user interface available in VR Pad Station Pro.

Some of board use in these drone is already available : 

VR micro Brain : http://www.virtualrobotix.it/index.php/en/shop/autopilot/vrbrainmic...

VR GPS 8 : http://www.virtualrobotix.it/index.php/en/shop/accessories/gps-ublo...

VR micro Telemetry option : will be available at begin of september 

VR micro Gimbal Board :  will be available at begin of september 

VR Leash : available for OEM and Pro project.


if you have more interesting picture of video of your micro drone base on VR micro boards sene me more details so i can add to page of example configuration that i'm creating in official wiki page.

original blog post : http://www.virtualrobotix.com/profiles/blogs/vr-micro-brain-5-the-m...



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Comment by Quadzimodo on August 24, 2014 at 10:32am

Really nice work!

What devices did you use on the VR Micro Gimbal?

Comment by Roberto Navoni on August 24, 2014 at 12:03pm

Hi Quazimodo ,

on the VR Micro we have two design active one is based on STM32F1 with a barebone VR Gimbal application , now we are working on new revision that could be the revision that will  be available on the market that use STM32F4 and Nuttx operating system , the actual status of implementation is already finish the NuttX customization and we are porting the VR Gimbal code on OS enviroment.



Comment by Hugues on August 24, 2014 at 2:02pm


What code is used for the vr gimbal? Is it alexmos compatible or brugi compatible or your own?


Comment by Roberto Navoni on August 24, 2014 at 9:44pm


we have different code available for our VR Gimbal boards , two member of our team work on operating system and stabilization code. More info about opensource revision of code available here : vrgimbal.wordpress.com



Comment by Roberto Navoni on August 24, 2014 at 9:45pm


on Vr micro brain is onboard the MPU6000 sensor so don't need other external imu sensor for your application 



Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 25, 2014 at 1:03am

It sort of used his velocity to stay in front of him, but GPS accuracy still isn't there.

Comment by F. C. Bearsch on August 25, 2014 at 4:18am

Roberto, let's reconnect, I had send you a email, thank you

Comment by Roberto Navoni on August 25, 2014 at 9:50am

Hi Frederick,

ok , see you bye 

Comment by Marco Robustini on August 25, 2014 at 10:40am

Great job Team!

Comment by Top Liu on October 11, 2014 at 5:44pm

What is VR Leash?How it works?


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