Pages Menu
Categories Menu

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

Quadcopter Source Code From Scratch

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.

Read More

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

Implementing a Quadcopter IMU

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.

Read More

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Quadcopter | 0 comments

Multi-rotor Control System

In order to maintain stability, the quadcopter must continuously take measurements from onboard sensors and make adjustments to the speed of each rotor to keep the aircraft level. The quadcopter must be able to maintain this equilibrium autonomously and this requires sensors and a sophisticated control system.

Read More