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Build an Arduino shield for Quadcopter - Arduino Adapter

Build an Arduino shield for Quadcopter - Arduino Adapter
I have been searching for ideas of making a Quadcopter Arduino flight controller Adapter to sit my Arduino nano board and the GY80, also have some header pins for motors and receiver to make the cabling tidy. There are a lot of Arduino shields people have designed for the Quadcopter. I didn’t follow any of the designs. I actually didn’t follow any planned design, and solder the parts on the veroboard as I go along. Here is my own build. I deliberately left some empty space on the top right corner, so I can extend the board if I want to for example for the GPS module or ultrasonic sensor and so on. This design has a few disadvantages, and there are some quick fixes I applied. BEC voltage input The ESC BEC voltage input should have been all disconnected except one of them. I should actually utilize these BEC 5V voltage supply. Motor and Receiver header pins position motor pins should be placed on all four directions for easier access. Microcontroller Socket Round adapter board by Warthox.

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DIY ARDUINO FLIGHT CONTROLLER As I started arduino 3 years ago I guess I've piled up some extra sensors such as the MPU6050 , BMP180, and the HMC5883L now getting frustrated of my old Flight controller for my quadcopter I decided to make my own similar to those of MULTIWII "CRIUS SE" So here are the main parts An Arduino mini.... or something similar like mine from our local electronics shop exclusive on in the Philippines I got these sensors for 22.31$ only! 1x MPU6050 1xBMP180 or 085

Quadcopter Dynamics and Simulation - Andrew Gibiansky A helicopter is a flying vehicle which uses rapidly spinning rotors to push air downwards, thus creating a thrust force keeping the helicopter aloft. Conventional helicopters have two rotors. These can be arranged as two coplanar rotors both providing upwards thrust, but spinning in opposite directions (in order to balance the torques exerted upon the body of the helicopter). The two rotors can also be arranged with one main rotor providing thrust and a smaller side rotor oriented laterally and counteracting the torque produced by the main rotor. aeroquad - An Arduino based four rotor R/C helicopter or quadrocopter. Check out our main website and forum at For feature requests or bug reports, please submit them to: If you are interested in obtaining the latest and greatest code, please visit our main repository at: The AeroQuad is an open-source hardware and software project dedicated to the construction of remote controlled four-rotor helicopters, also known as quadcopters or quadrocopters. AeroQuad hardware typically consists of an Arduino microcontroller (Mega-2560 or Uno) as the flight controller board, and an AeroQuad shield with various sensors, such as an accelerometer and gyroscope. AeroQuad software, written mostly in C and uploaded to the micro-controller via the Arduino IDE, currently supports Rate (Acrobatic) Mode that uses only the gyroscope for flight assistance, and Attitude (Stable) Mode that use both the gyroscope and accelerometer for auto-leveled flight assist. There are also additional sensors that provide numerous other optional functions, such as heading or altitude hold.

Multicopter Tutorial List I have been sharing my experience and writing a lot about building multicopters, FPV etc, but still, many people ask me questions that I have already answered in some of my posts. Clearly just by throwing people with a lot of information is not going to help them learn quicker, so I decided to put these information into a more structured, better presented tutorial. I included most if not all of my multicopter related posts in this article, hoping that it could make it easier for everyone to find what they need.

Revolution Platform - - The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot Just like CC & CC3D, the Revo has many ports but a key new addition is the Flexi-IO port. A lot of thought went into creating a small device that’s flexible for use with multirotor platforms, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as well as making connectivity as future proof as possible. The Flexi-IO port uses a 10 pin JST connector and is designed to perform several different functions. The port is used for control input and output and can be configured to serve 6 PWM inputs or outputs, also a mixture of other modes can be configured.

Forum - AeroQuad - The Open Source Multicopter The AeroQuad is an open source hardware and software project dedicated to the construction of remote controlled four-rotor helicopters, also known as quadcopters or quadrocopters. The latest software also support additional multicopter configurations! Buy AeroQuad Parts HereDownload the AeroQuad Software AeroQuad hardware typically consists of the fully-featured STM32-based AeroQuad32 flight controller board or an Arduino microcontroller (Mega 2560 or Uno) as the flight controller board, and an AeroQuad shield with various sensors, such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer (heading), barometer (altitude hold) ultrasonic sensors and GPS. Below you'll find an overview of the features AeroQuad offers you: Multiple flight configurations are supported:

Build A Quadcopter From Scratch - Hardware Overview In this article I will be talking about quadcopter components and how to choose them. This is part of the tutorial series on how to build a quadcopter. In the next post I will be talking about software, how to go about the algorithm and programming. If you are planning on building a quadcopter but not sure how, this is the right place for you. Doing research is pretty boring, so I am trying to put together a comprehensive tutorial about quadcopter, hope it helps you as much as it helped me. Cutting and Bondng Carbon Fiber Tubes When a customer buys our tubing we want them to be able to start utilizing it right away. One large difference between us and our competition is that we make it easy for you to learn the basics of cutting and bonding even before you buy from us. We realize that a little customer service can take us far with our customers. This is why we published our cut and bond page. We plan plan on contributing to this page on a regular basis to give you the inside scoop on working with this specialized material. -DISCLAIMER- The purpose of this bonding guide is to explain the basics of bonding carbon fiber tubing.

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