Monthly Archive: April 2016

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Sensor Readings (Video)

Below is a short screen capture of the Remote Control app with sensor readings that I just incorporated into the app. BNO055 seems to be working great. Behind the scenes I’m holding the copter...

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One Step Closer

IMU finally arrived a couple of days ago. I didn’t have a lot of time to work with it, but I have successfully soldered the connectors on, wired everything up and ran a simple...

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Remote Control (Video)

First attempts at remote control over WiFi. I still have to connect to the drone via ssh and start server manually, but I wanted to see if the general concept of controlling the drone...

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First Wire Up and Motor Spin

I know it looks like a big ball of wires, but I wanted to hook everything up and see if I can: 1. Spin all the motors up from Python. 2. Power Raspberry Pi...

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IMU

I was thinking of using Raspberry Pi Sense HAT as my IMU. Unfortunately, it’s on a backorder and now being delayed for another two weeks. Since I’m impatient, I started looking for an alternative....

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Software Design

This is a high level overview of my current thinking on software architecture: Server: Runs on Pi Listens on TCP port for incoming connections from a Remote Responds to commands from Remote to operate...

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First Parts are In

Received the first batch of parts for my drone today. Assembled the frame and attached motors. I think the frame is a bit too small for the battery and all of the electronics to...

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Parts

Because I’ve never built anything like this before, I had to do quite a bit of research to figure out what components I need to buy. There are endless options and matching everything with...

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High Level Design

So what am I shooting for from a very high level? 1. A small quadcopter where everything is controlled and operated by Raspberry Pi 2 or 3. Just a frame, motors, sensors and RPi....

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The Idea

Reinventing the wheel can be fun. Even if the wheel doesn’t work at the end, one inevitably learns a thing or two from the process. The idea behind this project is not particularly new...