Drones and ROVs and Arduinos

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

A new telemetry

Last year I bought the 2.4Ghz XBee telemety kit, and even if I haven’t used it yet, 3D Robotics came out with a new telemetry kit, based on more low-level … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

OpenROV: a underwater remote controlled vehicle

Today on DiyDrones I found an article about OpenROV, a underwater remote controller vehicle that asked funding on KickStarter, and reached their 20k target in just one day. I’ve had been following their progress … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dealing with a puffed LiPo battery

I bought lot of stuff for my quadcopter in the past year and half, but never got the time to build anything. But with the holidays in sight, and having … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

GoPro on the copter

Last February I bought a GoPro Hero HD, to use during my sports, but also to use with the copter: soon will come also a back for the GoPro that … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Radio telemetry

One of the coolest features of the ArduCopter is that, via the Mission Planner, you can see where the copter is, see its attitude, see the logs of how it … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

A new brain: APM2

There is a new brain in town: the APM2 It was announced last December and it took a while to have it shipped, but now it’s here. It’s smaller than … Continue reading

February 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Arducopter arrived at home

Just wanted to share my excitement about the arrival of my Arducopter. Want to thank and congratulate with Jani for the super fast shipping (despite more than one month of … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · 1 Comment

Choosing the transmitter and receiver

Eight and nine RC transmitter and receivers, especially the ones for aircraft and helicopters are hugely expensive, some even reach 1500€. Definitely I’m not going to buy one of those. … Continue reading

November 15, 2010 · Leave a comment

Starting my journey with Arduino vehicles

A few weeks ago I got hooked on DiyDrones, a community of people building an air drone (both plane and copter) whose “brain” is a pimped Arduino. At the moment … Continue reading

September 25, 2010 · Leave a comment