How Raspberry Pi Zero got Ardupilot, hopefully flies

Well, this is a story about how Raspberry Pi Zero got Ardupilot, hopefully flies away and gets back safely 🙂 I wanted to make this a professional looking PCB, with smd components, everything crammed on it, but for that, I might as well get a PXFMINI. I changed my thinking, and built a flight FC

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Quanum Venture FPV quadcopter with APM flight controller

I had a couple of spare sets of motors and ESCs.. It was only logical to buy a new frame. I also wanted to move the APM to another multi, that I could carry around. I eventually decided on Quanum Venture FPV quadcopter with APM flight controller fitted onto it. The package arrived a couple of days

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DIY 32ch FPV 5.8ghz LCD

If you’re like me, you don like buying stuff that’s ready-to-go, but rather build one yourself. We usually spend more money, but it’s way more satisfying 🙂 I really didn’t want to buy an overly expensive 32ch FPV LCD receiver, so I made my own DIY 32ch FPV 5.8ghz LCD, that is compatible with EVERY transmitter on

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eeepc, android x86, external GPS

Awhile back I got an Asus EEEpc 1005p. Those tiny laptops were all the hype back then. It sports 1.66 ghz Atom processor, 2Gb ram, 160gb HDD… same as my Sony “smart” phone, perfect for android. What am I going to make with it? Eeepc, android x86, external GPS… get it? 😀 There exists an android image for that

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Ardu Pilot Mega Telemetry-Wifi bridge with ESP8266

If you have an APM (or compatible) flight controller, and Telemetry set, chances are, you’ve hooked it to your smart phone. You need a special USB cable, called usb OTG cable. It convinces your phone’s usb controller to read other peripherals. But cables break, right? Well, mine did… I couldn’t bother fixing it, so I

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MultiWii Voltage sensor

Zadnic sem napisal, da bom naredil voltmeter za multiwiija. No, pa gremo… EDIT: TO JE ZA 3CELICNE BATERIJE! V config.h je odsek za voltage monitoring. Najprej ga je treba vklopit (ODkomentirat je treba #define VBAT) /********************************************************************/ /**** battery voltage monitoring ****/ /********************************************************************/ /* for V BAT monitoring after the resistor divisor we should get [0V;5V]->[0;1023] on

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Bench Power Supply 0-3A in 0-30V

Vsak taprav geek rabi en normaln napajalnik. Predelan ATX napajalnik mi ni všeč, sploh zato ker je switching… pomoje mi je zarad tega shodu napajalnik za lipo baterije. Pa če maš čas, ga je itak najbolj narest sam. DIY all the way hehe. Na tej spletni strani sm najdu napajalnik, ki mi je všeč. Nastavljiv

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MultiWii update

Prejsnji prototip MultiWiija je sicer prestal test, ampak sama ploscica je bila odprta, pa nic kaj posebej lepa. Pa tudi Aruino Pro Minija bi rad uporabljal za kj drugega heh 🙂 Zacel sm risat novo ploscico, tako, ki ne bo uporabljala Arduino Pro minija, ampak samo Atmega328. Poleg tega hocem Bluetooth, 10DOF (GY80), buzzer, AUX1,

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MultiWii + Bluetooth + custom board

Odkar imam stirikopter, sm si zelel narest MultiWii. Za zacetek bo…khm.. modularni 😀 kasnej bom pa dal delat pcb, da bo tko kot se zagre. Narocil sm si torej 10DOF aka 10 degrees of freedom z accelerometrom, barometrom, gyro senzorjem in magnetometron za kompas. Sama povezava z Arduinotom je lahka, SDA na SDA, SCL na

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Multicopter Controller clone, part 1

Vcasih si mislim da sm kitajc. Oni klonirajo avte, mopede, racunalnike… jst pa kontrolerje za multikopterje 🙂 Zravn mutilkopterja sm dobil tale kontroler. Gotta give credit, where credit is due -> http://www.kkmulticopter.com/ Original by Rolf R. Bakke. Seveda ga nisem znal takoj nastavit, pa sm po intermrezi iskal navodila -> KKmulticontroller v.5.5 Na zadnji strani je shema

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MAX 1555 charger

Najdu sm eno 3celicno LiPo baterijo.. pokvarjeno. pa ker ni bla ravno poceni, sm se jo odlocil pospravt v skatlo. Pa mi je kmal prisla prou. Dal sem jo narazn, dve celici sta bli dobri, ampak jih nimam moznosti napolnit. Kaj naredi geek? polnilc ane 🙂 Leva je napihnjena, ostali dve sta dobri Ta dva konektorja

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