David Gitz
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Data log for 3DR uBlox GPS with Compass Kit

Started Jul 20, 2015 0 Replies

Hi, does anyone have any logged data for the 3DR uBlox GPS?  I am specifically looking for at least 1 hour at a fixed point, outdoors with decent weather.  I am considering buying it to use for my…Continue

Tags: GPS, uBlox

Flying Arducopter indoors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Feb 14, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm kind of in a bind and could use some advice.  I am working on my thesis and am developing a quadrotor for indoor machine learning purposes, and I mainly have access to a lab space that's…Continue

mavlink & matlab

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tehniat Fatima Jul 21, 2018. 6 Replies

So after some searching I haven't found much for using Matlab with mavlink.  There is an active project using simulink but that isn't a whole lot of use to me.  So I have started working on writing a…Continue

Tags: matlab, mavlink

APM 2.0 v2.9.1b firmware with XBox 360 Controller

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Gitz Jul 17, 2013. 2 Replies

So I'm having fun.  I recently got my arducopter frame + electronics set and hooking everything up with the apm 2.0 I've had for a while, with an xbox 360 wired controller.  All was (seemingly) fine…Continue


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About Me:
Electrical Engineer
Developing UAV Quad-Rotor Helicopter
8 years in FIRST Robotics Competition
Competed 11 Robotics Competitions and worked on 13 Robots combined.
IEEE St. Louis Section Secretary
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Freeport, IL

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Arducopter Quad-C Frame and Electronics CAD

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

While working on my Tiltrotor project I had a need to have CAD files of the Arducopter.  Since I could not find a good source for these I ordered the Arducopter and CAD'd them all in Autodesk Inventor and put them on GrabCad here:  http://grabcad.com/library/3dr-arducopter-quad-c-frame-and-electronics-1  I was going to do all the Electrical wiring too, but time got away from me and I…


APM 2.0 AHRS Testing

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 8:00pm 8 Comments

So after demonstrating the "magic" of the APM at one of our meetings at the UIC Robotics Lab, we found that there really wasn't much concrete information regarding how stable the AHRS of the APM is over time.  We also knew that since our application was in an indoor (no GPS) environment, we didn't quite know how all that would affect the AHRS (yaw angle specifically).…


ROS, APM and the Kinect

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

For a University Robotics class I completed a project that integrates ROS (Fuerte), an APM and a Kinect Sensor.

For some reason all the text that I had written was lost when I posted this.  I didn't really say anything besides what I didn't already say here:  …


APM, Robot Operating System (ROS) and the Kinect

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Hi all - I just wanted to talk about a project I've been working on for school lately.  I am interfacing ROS with the APM and a Kinect Sensor (over MAVLink) to provide target tracking and attitude settings to the APM.  Here is a video of this working:

The wiki and all code for this project can be found here:  …


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At 5:05pm on February 24, 2016, michael said…

Hi David

I am currently working on my VTOL project. It is similar to the Sony VTOL. I am looking for someone who is experience in Simulink modelling to help me to create a mathematical model. I am willing to pay for your time with generous offer.

Link here to Sony VTOL


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