Quadracopter Test Bed

August 12, 2012
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Quadracopter Test Bed

Developing control algorithms for the quadracopter requires a predictable test environment so I built a test bed that allows me to test code changes. The test bed initially consisted of a teeter totter with a single electric motor at one end. Naively I thought I could achieve stability with this arrangement. The results were wildly…

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Hardware for the Quadracopter

August 11, 2012
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Hardware for the Quadracopter

To get started I bought an LPCExpresso 1769 board for the core processing. It was inexpensive at $30 and the design allows the board to be cut in half so that the in circuit emulator half of the board can be used to program other ARM processors. To provide the quadracopetr with sensors I built…

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Quadracopter design philosophy

August 10, 2012
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Quadracopter design philosophy

I started work on a quadracopter design a year ago but I’m not sure my motivations are the same as others who take on this challenge. My initial goal is to understand how the quadracopter works rather than flying one. As a result my work has been divided into a number of sub-systems that can…

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Introduction

August 9, 2012
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Introduction

I’m an engineer with a passion for technology. To stay in touch with evolving trends I continue to design projects that explore the latest technologies. In the past I have worked on projects in isolation, none of my work was shared but a friend suggested I try Word press to document and share my experience.…

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