Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Most recent articles

Quadcopter Source Code From Scratch

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Arduino, Development, Quadcopter | 0 comments

In an effort to really understand the mechanics of the flight control system, I have decided to design and implement the software myself using an Arduino rather than purchasing an off-the-shelf flight controller. In What is a Quadcopter, I covered the physics of quadcopter flight. Here, we’ll dive into a deeper understanding of how to implement this control with an Arduino.

Implementing a Quadcopter IMU

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Arduino, Quadcopter | 0 comments

In order to determine the orientation of the quadcopter, we read data from the inertial measurement unit or IMU. The IMU is a collection of sensors and is typically comprised of at least a three-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope and sometimes can employ magnetometers, barometers, and other sensors to supplement these.