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Cheap RC Helicopter Controlled via Motion Capture

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 2:30pm 11 Comments

Autonomous Helicopter from M W on Vimeo.



Recently we've seen a couple of really interesting university projects where quadcopters are controlled in motion capture stages. The video above demonstrates my progress while working at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies this summer over the course of about 2-3 weeks, to show that even… Continue

Shmoocon Talk

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 8:00am 6 Comments

Two weeks ago I was invited to give at talk at a security conference in Washington DC called Shmoocon. My talk was titled "Build your own Predator UAV @ 99.95% Discount" and was intended to generate interest and expose the information assurance/security community to the fantastic work being done here at DIYDrones.com and elsewhere with amateur UAVs. I demoed my build of the ArduPilot system and brushed through the project briefly. The talk was well received… Continue

Under Wing Pan/Tilt

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 2:00pm 16 Comments



Mounted the ServoCity.com SPT50 Sub-Micro Pan & Tilt with two Hitec HS-55 servos and a SuperCircuits.com board camera (one of their inexpensive B/W models) to the underside of the Easy Star wing, directly under the wing spar in the removable block of foam. The camera is secured using hot glue which does a surprisingly fine job of holding it in there, yet making removable… Continue

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