Drones and ROVs and Arduinos

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

Building electronic chassis: ESCs and molex connector

One more month, and one more bit of assembling going on for my OpenROV #63: this time I assembled the ESCs on the echassis and connected all their wires to … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Starting to work on Arducopter

Now that the¬†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

How to control a brushless motor through a ESC with Arduino

Electronic speed control (most commonly known as ESC) are nasty beasts: not from the controlling software point of view but for the way they need to be powered up, and … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 69 Comments

Motors, ESCs and impellers: some problems attaching the impeller to the shaft

After a very troubled shipping (HobbyKing is great and cheap, but the pain of all these import duties and¬†payments sometimes makes me want to find a EU based reseller) I … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 11 Comments