Posts Tagged ‘remote control’

BP Hobbies 25″ Flat Wing Foamie Build December 27, 2012 No Comments

Thanks to the Christmas break, I have finally had a chance to build the 25″ Extra flat wing foamie kit I bought from BP Hobbies almost a year ago. The electronics were purchased from Hobby King and include four 5.5g Turnigy servos, one Turnigy 1300KV motor, and one Hobby King 20A ESC. Control is provided [...]

Quick Manual Control Demo November 12, 2012 No Comments

This weekend I added a wireless Xbox controller to the list of devices I can use to control the Mecanumbot. Before now I’ve been able to use a standard RC transmitter, a computer keyboard, and a Wiimote. I again used the ROS framework to integrate the controller. Built into ROS is a joystick node to [...]

Mecanumbot Motor Testing July 28, 2012 2 Comments

This passed week I have been playing with the new motors and motor drivers I got for the Mecanumbot. I used some MicroRAX pieces and the supplied motor brackets to piece everything today. I controlled the MD25 motor controllers over I2C using an Arduino which was getting commands from an RC transmitter. Unfortunately the naive [...]

Flying Wing February 12, 2011 No Comments

Check out my new flying wing! The plane is made from a pair of EasyStar wing tips, a custom kevlar body (thanks Geoff!), and a handfull of electronics. The design is loosely based off of the AeroVironment Wasp. Below is a short video showing a few build photos and a recent flight set to the [...]

Quick Flight at USC January 16, 2011 No Comments

I had a quick flight at USC this morning with the Extra 300 and the GoPro HD Hero. Below are two pictures from the flight. The third picture was taken from an EasyStar this afternoon near the Coliseum during an AeroDesign Team test flight. Click on the pictures to view larger (OK, really large) versions.

RC Flying w/ GoPro HD January 4, 2011 No Comments

I took out my new GoPro HD Hero Naked camera today for a spin on my ParkZone Extra 300. I used the full HD recording (1920×1080 pixels @ 30 fps) option and the footage looks pretty good if you ask me! The only thing that kinda bothered me is how the exposure setting seemed to [...]

RC Quadrotor May 26, 2010 No Comments

The mechanical group from our quadrotor team at school still hasn’t put together a working quadrotor yet, so I decided to show them up. I’ve purchased off-the-shelve electronics from AeroQuad and built a minimal frame myself. Below is the first test of the quadrotor. The flight is short because it is inside my bedroom.

Homemade RC Hovercraft February 21, 2010 No Comments

Check out my new RC hovercraft! I went through two versions over two nights ending in this bad boy. It is made only out of cardboard and basic RC electronics. The electronics include a DC motor, a speed controller, a servo an RC receiver, and a 350mAh LiPo battery. Features include three rear control surfaces, [...]

BeoHawk Takes Flight! January 21, 2010 No Comments

BeoHawk, a new quad-rotor helicopter that is being developed at USC’s iLab, has taken its first flight. This flight was a major milestone for Aerial Robotics Team’s goal of competing in the AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition. This year’s competition focuses on retrieving a USB flash drive in high security office building. The robot will [...]

First RC / Electronics Project: BlimpDuino January 20, 2009 No Comments

For Christmas I got a DIYDrones BlimpDuino kit. This kit takes a large inflatable balloon and adds a microcontroller and some motors so that it can be remote controlled. One of the cools things about DIYDrones products is that they are open source, so I was able to hack away at the microcontroller code myself!