Andrew Taylor documented his 215 Hopper FPV build: I finally have the design of the 215 Hopper at a point where I think it is fit for purpose as an FPV copter. It can now sustain a heavy grounding without terminal damage. I still won’t claim that it is as durable as a carbon plate […]
Oscar Liang wrote a post on his blog detailing how to setup a Naze32 Flight contoroller on his mini quad: I have finally decided to swap out the KK2.1.5 with the Naze32 on my FPV250 mini quad. I have to say IMHO after a couple of test flight, the Naze32 Flight controller does perform better […]
Oscar Liang built a FPV250 mini-H quadcopter and wrote a post on his blog detailing it’s assembly: Having built a mini quad before running on 2S, although it was very easy to control and stable, I was not particularly happy with the power. I cannot fly too fast, neither doing flips and acrobatics. This time I will be using […]
What happens when you send up a quadcopter equipped with a Linux box, WiFi and an RTL-SDR dongle? Darren and company from Hak5 decided to find out. Their project used the SDR to receive ADS-B signals from aircraft hundreds of miles away. The Hak5 team took a quadcopter up on top of a high mountain, […]
Oscar writes: The compact FPV system I have built is only about 20g, now even my mini quadcopter and micro hexacopter can carry this FPV camera and video transmitter. In this post I will share with you what are the parts you will need and how I made it.
Oscar built his own Arduino shield for Quadcopter: I have been searching for ideas of making a Quadcopter Arduino flight controller Adapter to sit my Arduino nano board and the GY80, also have some header pins for motors and receiver to make the cabling tidy. There are a lot of Arduino shields people have designed for […]
Chris Fusting tweeted: “Interfacing my Crazyflie with a proximity sensor. Debugging with the Bus Blaster“: A few months ago I came across my new favorite toy, the Crazyflie nano quadcopter. Developed by Bitcraze, the Crazyflie is an open source firmware and hardware flying development board. With a relatively beefy STM32 ARM Cortext-M3 MCU and an expansion […]
Ken Gracey Quadcopter build: Ken Gracey, the President of Parallax is building a huge quadcopter. In the picture above it might not look that big but when you realize that the propellers are 14 inches that might put things into perspective! There are 2 X 4 amp hour 18 volt batteries feeding the 770 KV […]
Arduino quadcopter iPhone control: This Arduino Quadcopter by Kyle Fieldus has iPhone Control, similar to the AR Drone you can tilt the phone to control the quadcopter. Touch OSC is being used to design the phone interface, there is also an Android version available. The system chain is a bit complex since the phone is […]
Erdabyz posted an update to his Quadcopter in a 5x5cm PCB we covered previously: For now, Invensense’s MotionApps firmware has been succesfully ported to PIC32, and we have the MPU6050’s DMP outputting a quaternion at 200Hz and the output looks perfectly valid. Some freescale code for the barometer/altimeter has also been ported but it’s still […]
Erdabyz has been working on a quadcopter to fit in a 5x5cm PCB: This is something I’ve been working on these days. The other day I was thinking about what would be the coolest possible thing you could fit in a 50x50mm 2 sides PCB. How about a quadcopter? Via the forum.
Saulius writes: “I have just tested in the air my latest quadcopter telemetry link using low-cost open-source wifi board. This link can be used not only to relay telemetry data but control SU(A)V from joystick and get video back to ground station.” The copter uses the Carambola low cost, open-source WiFi (21.5 dB / 2.4GHz) […]
Frank shared his RC Quadrotor Helicopter in the project log forum.
MIT has developed a system using the Microsoft Kinect as part of an autonomous flight controller, allowing navigation and mapping when a gps signal is not available. At MIT, we have developed a real-time visual odometry system that can use a Kinect to provide fast and accurate estimates of a vehicle’s 3D trajectory. This system […]