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Project PropFIT

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 11:30am 5 Comments

Propeller Flying Inertial Testbed



Goal:

To develop and refine software that will read sensor values and perform the necessary calculations to produce a stable and accurate IMU (inertial measurement unit).



Performance:

The quality of the code will be evaluated on how well a simulated horizon aligns with the actual horizon. Using the Propellers video drivers, an artificial horizon will be displayed over a real world view to see how well they… Continue

Another Parallax Propeller Autopilot

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

Introducing the "OughtToPilot"



It seems the parallel processing ability of the prop makes it a top candidate for autopilot brains. This project was entered in the Parallax Design Contest and won second place!! The designer opted for a fuzzy-logic algorithm over a kalman filter for the IMU.





The OughtToPilot employs a… Continue

iHUD

Posted on November 8, 2008 at 1:30am 5 Comments



ihud

From the website:

iHUD is an application (app) that turns the iPhone and - with limited features the iPod touch *) - into an aerospace-inspired mobile Glass Cockpit. iHUD derives its name from Head-Up Display, which depicts motion and flight-related pertinent guidance information… Continue

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