Author: kostya

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Test Platform (Video)

Tonight, after the last disaster with ropes and chairs, I built a dedicated test platform out of a couple of wood panels, to see if I can work with finding correct PID values in...

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Test Harness For PID Tuning (Video)

I tried to fashion a test harness out of rope and chairs to tune my PID values. It worked somewhat, but was fairly unstable. I need to come up with a more rigid setup....

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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...