Drones and ROVs and Arduinos

A journey building drones and ROVs and other open hardware and Arduino based stuff

Remember you need to reverse the pitch channel in Arducopter

This is what you get by flying indoor without doing a proper check of all systems before taking off. While I was doing the test to see if yaw, roll … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arducopter ready to fly (with bonus indoor flight crashing)

Over the last 2 weeks I completed the assembly of the Arducopter, which is now just waiting to be taken out and tested with a bit of space around. This … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Testing Arducopter using a bench power supply

While testing the Arducopter I’ve seen that soon after the first basic tests with the Mission Planner and the USB, testing with a real power supply was needed. But I … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 6 Comments

A better OpenROV cape wiring

The OpenROV cape comes without any connector and last week when I tested the cape I just soldered wires directly to the cape. But it was not very neat, as … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Starting to work on Arducopter

Now that theĀ OpenROV Cockpit 1.0 beta has been released, and since I don’t envision diving in a lake before the temperature goes back above zero degrees Celsius, I decided to … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Testing the OpenROV cape

Last week I received a prototype version of the OpenROV Cape (previously known as ArduSwimmer) and over the last few days I tried assembling as much as possible to finally … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 3 Comments