Spending time with the guys at Officine Robotiche (a huge thank to Stefano Artigianato Robotico), i've discovered the world of line followers. Apparently simple robots whose ultimate goal is to, guess what, follow a line 🙂 This simple task involves several issues: reading sensors to determine the line displacement; employing a control algorithm to determine the movement vector; motor control; several … Continue reading “Padre Balistico” a (hopefully) fast line follower robot
If you know a little bit of OpenPilot history you understand it was more about when, not "if". After a little less than 4 years of contributions to the OpenPilot project it was time to part. Just to give a bit of context, I started with OP at the beginning of 2012, working at the early … Continue reading Introducing LibrePilot
I'm shortly going to work integrating the OpenPilot telemetry with ROS. Main (long term) focus is indoor positioning and navigation. This is a quick mockup of the craft that will be used. Plates are going to be rebuilt to better host everything The reference platform is made by OpenPilot Revolution flight controller; OpenPilot GPSV9 with … Continue reading Foldable quad for ROS integration experiments
Just a quick teaser, plans and other infos coming soon! Credits goes to the great designs from http://untestedprototype.com/ on which it was heavily based.
Here are the drawings for a mini-H I built some time ago. it can be easily folded to be put in a backpack. The design was built using the following materials: Main center frame assembly n° 14 M2x16 hex socket bolts n° 12 M2 nuts n° 8 M2 self locking (nylock) nuts n° 14 M2 … Continue reading Mini Revo foldable H frame
A little update: I was unable to get rid of vibrations given the softness of the frame, so i decided to rebuild the copter using some spares I had at hand. Here the result, more details soon:) update: here is a video of one of the first flights: http://youtu.be/ZoO-wHts3Y0
Hi guys. I have problem with my bigger quad (one esc does weird things raising throttle) so i cannot fly for now. So It was time (while waiting for my holidays) to finish a mini vtail quad I had in mind for a lot of time. I is basically built around some 4mm carbon fiber … Continue reading Mini VTail quad