Drotek a small French startup sell a new 10 DoF IMU that can be interfaced with Arduino cards ( 3,3V and 5v with an…Continue
Long time since my last post!
I'm glad to announce the new ArduIMU V3 that will take the place of the very successful ArduIMU v2 (flat version). We called it flat version because ArduIMU V2 was created in a time where 3 axis and even 2 axis gyros were not so common and we had to place some of the…Continue
I was looking for a parachute ejection system for one of my small UAV and I found the miga motors nanomuscle. Cheap SMA system linear actuator (less than 10$ unit), I was thinking about using some instead of the servos on UAV.
A few weeks ago the new version of the free Visual Micro addin for Visual Studio was released. The addin provides full featured, 100% compatible, arduino development inside all Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 versions (except for express). This release means that we can code, compile,…
Now that I got a couple of weeks' vacation from the army I finally had the time to work on some new hardware. Last week I made directional antennas for my UAS: thanks to IBCrazy for his fabulous BiQuad tutorial on RCGroups. Only an antenna tracker was missing.
Paparazzi GCS includes an antenna tracker -controller but as I've recently been…Continue
I'm building my own inertial navigation system --- one that isn't super complex, doesn't involve fancy filters, yet will provide plenty of accuracy. It's all about purposeful building... designing and building for what it WILL do, not what it MIGHT or could possibly be able to do.
Funny movie i made while waiting.
This is the sequel of my previous post, that I had to abandon more than 1 month ago, without actually being able to fly it... Ok, it's still not flying, but…Continue
Here's a long post about my first attempt at building a quadcopter.
One interesting and rather different feature is that I tried to use a .NET micro framework board (FEZ DOMINO)…Continue
I made this video showing the Ardupilot dreaming, the HK´s GCS taking telemetry data, and sending Tracker commands to an arduino, wich is driving two servos on a Trackers base.
(I´d specially like the last part...)
this project could be a bit out of scope here but this is also a recycling project. I used an old Ardupilot board and 3 old servos to construct this robot... And there is also a nice story behind this project:
Some weeks ago, my daughter (4 years old) said me:…
I’ve made a small program that can be used to upload your own c code to arduino boards using the bootloader. That means you don’t need a flash programmer. I
made it for my own use and found it pretty useful. So now I’ve
made a more user friendly version..
To use it simply start XLoader.exe, pick a hex file and press upload. That’s it.…Continue
Here's the demo of my gamecube remote controlling my quad. Newly implemented is the ability to adjust the PID.P value on the field using just the remote.
This method can be implemented with the analog remotes most people use. I've got another remote that uses only analog sticks to drive a menu system. Something similar could be done for the main AeroQuad project if anyone is interested.
The idea was that I wanted a durable,…
I have finished my Arduino based pulse width modulated (PWM) hot wire cutter controller. It allows precise USB or analog temperature control of a hot wire of length from 10cm to 2m for use with manual cutters or CNC based cutter. The PSU is extermal…Continue