Jason Lyons
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I'm a final year Electrical Engineering / Computer Science student at Queensland University of Technology, who has always had an interest in how things work, electronics and artificial intelligence. I'm a member of the QUT UAV Outback Challenge 2010 team (SRUAV 2010). In my spare time I'm also working on turning my el cheapo RC Helicopter (a Chinese clone of the E-Sky Honey Bee Micro) into a fully functional UAV. I also enjoy soccer, snowboarding, surfing and the odd computer game.

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Setbacks and Batteries

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 8:09pm 6 Comments

Well, after playing more with the IMU, the roll gyro has stopped working! I performed a visual inspection of the breakout board, and didn't see any shorts or signs of arcing. I reworked all the solder joints, making sure none of them had come disconnected. Finally, I removed the gyro daughter board from the IMU and tested it on its own, still no luck. The self-test function also is not returning anything, so I think it's stuffed.



What a pain in the ass! Just as I was starting to get… Continue

Goals and First Start

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

I thought I'd start out by outlining the goals of this project. Several years ago, I bought a remote control helicopter from Hong Kong, it's a Walkera Dragonfly fixed pitch helicopter (pretty much identical to the E-Sky Honey Bee Micro, or the Twister). It was pretty difficult to fly, and almost impossible if there was any wind. After I started getting into microcontrollers and control systems at uni (I'm now in the final year of an Elec engineering and Comp Science double degree), I started… Continue

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