i m trying to make a hexacopter with arduino interfacing xbee.my question can that xbee copter be controlled by android?

I have a arduino,2 xbee,xbee shield,xbee adapter to connect it to pc or android

Question by enrichtarun 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Octo-copter motor wiring? Answered

I am building this octo-copter and I was wondering something about the wiring of the motors. The author says to solder the identical motors of the octo version to each corner of the control board but could I solder them to the wires on the next motor directly? Sorry if this is confusing; I can give details if someone needs it.

Question by Arya42 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



How powerful does a motor cycle motop have to be to pick up a man on a helecopt er chair?

How powerful does a motor cycle motor have to be to pick up a man on a helecopter chair?

Question by dasdew2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Bluetooth Arduino quad copter

I making a Bluetooth controlled Arduino quadcopter. I want some help with the code. It is using mpu6050 gy521 breakout board. Please help. I want it to auto level.

Topic by harshitsingh.111001 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


Quad Copter LED Controller? Answered

I have four different colored flexible LED strips on the bottom of my copter.  Presently, my only option is on or off.  I would like to make them flash or do something different.  On each LED strip there are 9 lights and also resistors.  These are the type of led strips that can be cut if necessary.  I know I could go and buy a micro controller but I'd like to try and make something if it's simple and not to expensive.  The power will come from onboard lipo battery.  Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Darrel

Question by dsaper 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


FPV Quad-copter Build?

I want to build a Quadcopter with some specifications: -GoPro Hero3 Mount -Additional wireless onboard FPV camera -About a 2 mile range -GPS to return to certain location  -30 minute battery life My budget would be around $200-500 Is this build possible? If so, is my budget enough? or is it going to cost more? May anyone help me on the specifications on the hardware (Motors,ESC's, Flight Control, GPS)

Question by joselalala 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Low cost Quad copter communication

I am working on a quad copter but I am also not in a state to buy transmitter and receiver. Please suggest another low cost communication system. I am using Arduino Uno as its flight controller.

Question by harshitsingh.111001 11 months ago


Motors for Quadcopters

Hi, I am looking to make a quadcopter as my university project and I kinda run in to some problems deciding which motor I need to choose. I was thinking to choose brushless motors as they are more efficient and they give more RPM. HOwever, my professor says that there's no point using brushless/stepper motors as u can get the same RPMs using brushed motors and its the same thing. Hence, can anyone please guide me which motor is best to use and why should I use brushed or brushless motors. I shall be very glad if someone guide me through it. Thank you :)

Topic by Bam Boy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


New ideas for Tiny Whooping?

Guten Tag! I have a Tiny Whoop sitting around just begging to be modified in some way. I need some new ideas. Anything I successfully pull off will be published as an Instructable, so it'll come right back at you!

Topic by Thorondor95 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Quadcopter wont lift off? Answered

I have made a quadcopter. However, it wont lift off :( I really need help with that. Following is the list of components I have used: 1) http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/QuadCopter-Full-Motor-ESC-Set-850Kv-p/acq-fmk85.htm 2) 6200mAh, 35C LIPO battery 3) http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/ArduCopter-QuadCopter-v1-0-Frame-Carbon-Fiber-p/ac-frcarbon.htm The weight of the whole copter along with the battery and the components is 1.52Kg which I am sure the motors can lift. I am using and arduino UNO and an MPU 6050 along with a FLYSKY 6Channel Rx/Tx for communication. The motors run on full power, however I am not sure why I can not generate a lift :/ I really need to make it work as this is my final year project. PLeaseeee someone help me :(

Question by Bam Boy 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


HOW TO PRODUCE MORE THRUST IN A REMOTE CONTROLLED QUADCOPTER ? 1]LONG PROPELLERS LESS RPM or 2]SMALL PROPELLERS MORE RPM

I ALSO NEED ANY RELATIONAL FORMULA  BETWEEN  LENGTH OF THE PROPELLERS , WIDTH  OF THE PROPELLERS , RPM (rotation per minute) AND THE THRUST PRODUCED . ANY OTHER DETAIL ABOUT QUAD COPTER ( or any other flying vehicles ) CAN ALSO BE STATED.     THANK YOU!!!!!!!! 

Question by RAGHUL NM 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


i want to make a small quadcopter an i control the quadcopter using arduino uno ?

Motor i am using is 16500 rpm motor  i want  to know is this motor apt  for quad copter and if arduino uno is apt for quad copter how should programme

Question by paulsantony6 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to control the height of Quadcopter?

Hi, Is there a way to control the height of the quadcopter using the MPU 6050. I know that the sensors i.e. accelerometers and gyroscope measure the orientation of the copter and stabilizes them but how would u measure or like control the height of the copter? Is the controlling of height depends on the IMU unit of completely on the throtle provided to the motors?

Question by Bam Boy 5 years ago


How do I fix a hand-top hover-copter?

I have one of those hand-top hover-copters that sense water and hover over your hand when hydrated. My friends' got confused with what and how sensitively to sense and just kept going up and flew away. Mine looks like there's something wrong with the propeller and keeps on leaning to one side. It maybe a weight problem because it's an astronaut with propellers. We think the reason is it reacts to any remote to turn it off and gets corrupted or we just drop it and wait for it to stop hopping and turns off. How do we fix something like that?

Question by SomritS 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Video: DIY Aerial Drone Beer Delivery

The world can be a harsh place, and believe it or not, there are some people out there who are more than 5 minutes away from their nearest beer! As scientists we have devoted our lives to making the world a better place, which is why we've set ourselves the challenge of building a system capable of enhancing the lives of thirsty individuals across the globe by bringing beer within their grasp! After endless minutes of researching debating the coolest way to do this, we settled on building and flying a drone to deliver the amber nectar. http://youtu.be/oHIv1sXrlf0

Topic by dalbyman 4 years ago


Knex Transformer Contest: Blackout

Hello everyone, I am going to have a knex transformers contest as you can tell. If you don't know what a transformer or knex are you better get off this forum, just kidding. Anyone interested I will be more than happy to see your work. You will build the fist model from May 5,2009 to May 18,2009. You will then build a second model the next two weeks, then the third model the next two weeks. Each model will be judged three times!!! Build away and good luck. PS> I might enter <

Topic by FeverSoccer 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Infinite LED Tunnel, DIY Glow Stick, Go Go Gadget Copter

Infinite LED Tunnel DIY Glow Stick Go Go Gadget Copter Organize with Library Furniture Security Camera Lamp One Leg Therapy Stool Soda Can Tinwork Genie on a Flying Carpet Duct Tape Hammock Muppet Animal Costume A Week Without Stuff Endless Rain Wheel Amazing Evil Clown Cake Repair a Telephoto Lens Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Even if throttle is at max position, my quadcopter is not flying more than 3 feet. why?

How to tune the copter for more stability? how to make it fly at higher altitude?

Question by Naveen D S 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help with DIY quadcopter Answered

For school im building a quad copter. I was thinking instead of wiring all four motors and all that stuff that I could purchase four of the same helicopters, glue them on, and set them to the same frequency so I control all four helicopters with one remote

Question by Orange Shadow 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can I reduce 3A down to 1A? Answered

I am finishing up my quadcopter build, but forgot to buy an UBEC. My ESCs are OPTO, a fact I unfortunately did not realize until I had bought them. So, I am attempting to design my own circuit to reduce the 11V 3A battery I have down to 5V 1A for my receiver and flight controller board. So my question is this: can I use a simple 5V regulator to reduce the voltage and amperage? Or will 3 amps going into the circuit fry the regulator? I read that putting 2 regulators in parallel will increase current; however, I believe that is only for the output of current from the regulator(s). Any and all help is appreciated!! Thanks in advance!

Question by Adum24 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Turnigy 9X not working?

I have a Mode 2 Turnigy 9X transmitter for my quad-copter (3DRobotics APM 2.6) and it worked almost perfectly at first for a $90 controller. After not using it for a while, I tried using my quad-copter and it wouldn't arm (start). I plugged it into my PC to check the transmitter settings in the APM program and the sticks do not work anymore. The left stick does not show movement values at all and the right stick (throttle) does not go to the lowest value (~900) anymore, only to the highest. The left stick is what is used to start the quad, which is why it wouldn't start in the first place. Why would the sticks suddenly stop working? Also, about a week earlier, a screw fell out of the inside of the transmitter (heard it rattling inside). Would this have anything to do with it?

Question by Arya42 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


what is meant by ESCs calibration?

I know how to calibrate ESCs on the quad-copter. Howver, I dnt understand the concept of calibration. What is meant by ESC callibrarion? what happens when we calibrate the ESCs? is it so they move synchronously or so the PWM signal reaches each ESC at the same time?

Question by Bam Boy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do I correct the problem of my sk450 deadcat quad flipping forward?

Tried all the recommended settings to compensate for pitch and roll as I understand it. Take it of with aileron and elevator in neutral position and the copter topples forward before it leaves the ground. What Should I be changing to settle things down.

Question by Robertpatrick2727 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


can i find the resistance of a resistor if its burnt?

In one of my helicopter controllers, there is a burnt resistor. it burned when my brother tried to charge his more expensive helicopter with it. i looked at it and all i know is that theres a yellow stripe and a gold one, but thats all thats visible since the middle two stripes have been burnt off. will it still have the same original resistance when tested with a multimeter? how can i find the resistance of it so i can replace it? i havent got another one of these controllers to compare it with. it has a very similar controller shape as the air hogs havoc helicopter, except this helicopter cost only $20. because the resistor is burnt out the controller cant charge the helicopter, and i dont know the voltage that the copter takes in, and the copter doesnt have any battery protection circuits as far as i know, so i cant charge it. can someone help me figure this out?

Question by zack247 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Please Can you help me

Please Guys I want Arduino Code for this projrct : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zifQYUG8Iiw am using ESC to control the speed and Gy-81 as feedback to control position Hardware : Arduino Uno Gy-81(10DOF) 1000kva Brushless motor 30amp Esc

Topic by hakeem.1987 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Battery stumper?

Somebody wanna tell me why when I got my brand new quad syma copter and I put 4 brand new rayovac rechargable batteries that measured 1.24 volts the hand controller would not turn on, and when I put in 4 old duracells that measured 1.14 that were just laying around and weren't brand new like the rayo's were and they worked, I'm stumped. Too much power?

Question by angpal59 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Why is my quadcopter toppling when i try to fly it?

I built a quad copter. I have done all the calibrations correctly (accel, compass, rc, esc). When I arm the drone, motors and propellers are spinning. But when i give more throttle to try to hover it, it doesnt fly upward steadily. Instead it lifts backwards and falls. Why is this happening? Should I change some PID setting?

Question by prash319 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Quadcopter Build Check? Answered

I have recently researched and picked out parts for an entire quadcopter build. Would someone be able to tell me if all of these parts will be OK for a quadcopter build in terms of a.) if the parts will work together (I believe they will, but I am not 100% sure) and b.) if I will be able to do FPV with a Mobius Action Cam. Any and all help is appreciated, thank you in advance! (If I am missing anything important on the list please let me know also). Frame: I will be building one out of lightweight wood. Transmitter/Reciever: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9042__Hobby_King_2_4Ghz_6Ch_Tx_Rx_V2_Mode_2_.html Propellers: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__39772__9x4_7_SF_Carbon_Fiber_Propellers_CW_and_CCW_Rotation_1_pair_.html Control Board: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17537__HobbyKing_Quadcopter_Control_Board.html Motors:  http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__39036__Turnigy_Multistar_2213_980Kv_14Pole_Multi_Rotor_Outrunner.html ESCs: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=27775 Battery: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16633__Turnigy_3000mAh_3S_30C_Lipo_Pack_US_Warehouse_.html Battery Charger:  http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__7028__Turnigy_Accucel_6_50W_6A_Balancer_Charger_w_accessories.html Power Distribution Board: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__31223__Hobbyking_Multi_Rotor_Power_Distribution_Board_DIY_8_x_output_PCB_.html FPV Equipment: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-8G-200mW-Video-Audio-AV-RC-5808-Wireless-Receiver-TS58200-Transmitter-for-FPV-/251413117397?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash;=item3a8963b9d5

Question by Adum24 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Can anyone help me with the control algorithm for MPU 9150 (9-axis motion controller)?

Me and my team are working to make a Quad-copter using an Arduino. But to stabilize it, we planned to use MPU9150. We tried and we are still trying to make it work with the controller. So far, we can get the raw data from the motion controller, but we are unable to configure it as per our needs. So can anyone help with the control algorithm?? Thanks in advance.

Question by rahulstanley 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


quadcopter with kk board and arduino?

We are using a kk board 2.1.5 to control the  quad copter  and it works just fine.Well now we want to move a bit further and start making our own self stabilization algorithms based on slam algorithms . I want the public's opinion on using both the KK board (to auto stabilize ,don't want to mess around the PID  )  and adding a arduino duo in between the KK board and the receiver . So basically the idea is that the receiver signals are going to be altered using some mathematical functions to add features such as obstacle detection and avoidance  . My friend was rasing some doubts regarding this  as the signal input and pwm output might not be in sync Thanks in advance 

Question by cthaliyath 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to make the GY-87 work probably ?

Hey, This my first question and ... action here with this new account :) My problem is I'm making a quad-copter, which needs some balance and no problem of adding some features like alt. measurement and so. I bought a GY-87 10DOF chip which combines 5 sensors :- MPU6050 Gyroscope MPU6050 Accelerometer BMP085 Barometer BMP085 Temperature sensor HMC5883L Magnometer I don't know yet how to make the quad-copter balance using the chip but I'm focusing now on making the chip work at all. After 7 hours of searching I could get a messy code using KALMAN filter to get the gyro and accel angels which worked fine eccept that the code combines the Z axis with the compass reading and I need to understand how to make every reading separate, which get us to the secong problem, the compass is stuck at 50.3 degrees, after reading i found that i must enable the I2C cuz both of the MPU and the HMC uses the same bus ways, I added a delay (100) ms to let the HMC get it's reading, i could make it work till I realized that the reading is not from 0- 360, it's between 200 and ... maybe 342 ! although making the BMP work was difficult a bit.. now my questions are :- -Understand how the gyro code works or at least add the Z axis of the the gyro not the compass -How to make the compass work probably Files:- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxGMyrtCX-KJVHB5S1luZ3VLeGM Libs:- https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxGMyrtCX-KJcXZ6VlZmejRDR2c

Question by Mavrick23 2 years ago


newbie - how does a qaudcopter work?

Hey there, I am thinking of building a quad copter, but am not quite sure, how they work, hopefully someone can clarify this for me.  Do all the motors connected run at the same speed, then  to move directions you increase the speed of the motor that deals with that direction. For example left control button will increase the speed for the left motor causing it to move left? Also will I be able to get a working prototype using those components below? 4 x 7mm Brushed Motors 4 x propellers. 1 x Arduin UNO  1 x HC-05 Arduino bluetooth module Am planning on dealing with the controls by writing a android app that sends command to the Bluetooth module on the arduino. 

Topic by Raphael1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Do I need to write programme for multiwii nanowii?

Its probably a dumb question but I was just curious. I received my multiwii nanowii module today and I was going through some multiwii codes. I found out the multiwiiconfig.h code and the gui for that. And apparantly it gives you pitch, roll and yaw and everything that you need. Now my question is; if you just use that piece of code, is there any need to write a seperate code for simple balancing? Like I just want to achieve some simple quad-copter balancing. So do I need to create some PID code for that? or if I just use the multiwiiconfig.h, I can achieve the stabilty?

Question by Bam Boy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Connect ESCs with RC receiver?

I am trying to connect 4 ESCs with a FlySku 6 Channel Receiver. I managed to connect all four of them to the throttle channel and it works fine. However, is it possible to connect them to other channels wiht them being plugged in the throttle channel at the same time? I am making a quad-copter and I am not sure what channels to use? like I know that we need the throttle channel to change the throttle and the motor speed. but like to change the pitch, roll and yaw, we need the other channels too right? So can anyone please guide me through it? I am using a flycky CT6B transmitter and a 6 channel receiver.

Question by Bam Boy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


arduino or rasberry pi ? Answered

Forgive me,i am new to arduino and rasberry  pi. I am deeply interested in building CNC's,3D Printers,Quad Copter's..... So a little research showed that we need arduino which would act like the control unit for this very purpose . But i have also come across some people who use parallel ports to control the machine (the processing is done on a computer) ""PS:- I might be wrong"". So if the parallel ports can indeed be used for all these without a arduino in between  ,wouldn't it  be better to get a "rasberry pi"  and  "USB to parallel port converter "    The advantages i am seeing are: less cost more processing power probably easily programmable Cons: we can get a lot of modules like (wireless......) which is made especially for an arduino  

Question by chrissunny94 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Antenna Tracker Pointer using GPS

I want to build a systems that can point a directional antenna to a known set of GPS coordinates, because if the base unit with the antenna knows it GPS location and then can have the know data of another directional antenna's GPS coordinated either via Google Earth File or a spread sheet or long/lat's or via another method....also I would like this system to be able to track a UAV or R/C plane/copter as the DIY antenna trackers do as I have seen on R/C forums and You-tube. the initial request is what I desire first....I want to go out into a field and set up this tripod mounted Pan/tilt mechanism with mounted directional antenna(s) and point it to the closest fix antenna of known coordinates, automatically.

Topic by IdeaVault 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Making a Quadcopter, maybe

So I am new to electronics, and RC stuff, and robots too really. This hobby has really captivated my attention and I really want to get into it. I have been searching for a project and I think I finally found what it is I want to make. I would love to make a quad/ tri copter, and eventually make it autonomous, but that dosent have to happen yet. However I want to learn as much as I can along the way so that I can apply the knowledge to future projects. I have an arduino uno that I have been fiddling around with and thought I could use that as a starting point for my quadcopter. any additional circuits I would like to build on my own, at least to start with. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction to make this happen. If you have any smaller projects I should do first that would be great. 

Topic by bs_brsm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Hirobo XRB Remote control helicopter

I have a Wireless remote control twin blade helicopter for sale. This is not the cheapo mini copter you see on Ebay. This is an hirobo XRB, cost me $400 new still have the reciept. Comes with xtra rotor blades, remote, 2 Lipo batteries. I have cut some of the plastic away to make it lighter in weight. The X and Y axis are adjustable on the heli and the radio. It flew great 1 year ago, The blades are a foam composite, ( you can buy carbon fiber ones online.) The colars where the blades mount are broken, so if you want to use it as the heli you have to purchase new ones from Hirobo, couple bucks I assume. Or you can use it for whatever you want to, everyone in this community is quite creative, I however am not. I'll try to post pics. Someone can build some cool stuff with this. Make me an offer

Topic by fineglock9 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Send and read 2 independent serial data's

Hi there! I am working ona quad copter.. In which I want to control 4 motors by 2 pots. My problem is I can send and control 2 motors by a pot.. But how do I control other 2? Wont the serial data of the 2 pots mix up? I am attaching a sample of my code to montor the inputs and control 2 motors by a pot.. #include Servo myservo; int pos = 0; int poth = 2; void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); myservo.attach(3, 1700, 2400); while(Serial.available() <= 0) ; int incomingByte = Serial.read(); if(incomingByte == 115) { loop(); delay(1000); } } void loop() { int vert=analogRead(poth); int pos = map(vert,0,1023,0,180); myservo.write(pos); Serial.println(pos); delay(1000); } I just cant tell which is which  how can I setup a communication protocol to identify which data is which?

Topic by schandwadkar 7 years ago


Self Opening Clip with time delay of 2-3 mins

Hi All This is my first post, so I apologise in advance if I've selected the wrong category for the post. I have an idea... I have a quad-copter at home that I'd like to attach a small light weight item and have it self release/open after 2-3mins. Ideally, either a small springloaded clip based on the rough image below or something similar, that is self opening after a selected timeframe, even after 1-2mins, or alternatively, a small lightweight mechanism that does the same thing. I've searched everywhere and can't find anything even close; lots of small clips, hook, latches, but nothing that 'self-opens', which is the most important spec. I can add a new RC servo and swinging arm and operate the release by remote, but I want to avoid it if there's a simple solution out there. Appreciate any help if someone has seen something out there?

Topic by potterboy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Why my quadcopter not fly?

I guys, my problem is that my quadcopter not fly, my setup is: - Motor: 4xNTM 28-26 1200kv 286w http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17345__NTM_Prop_Drive_Series_28_26A_1200kv_286w.html - Propellers: 4xPropeller GWS 10x4.5 https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=31129 and https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=35243 - Esc: 40A https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36686 - Frame: SK450 Glass Fiber https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=32537 - Battery: Turnigy nano-tech 4500mah https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36234 - Controller: Arducopter The total weight of this quadcopter is 1200g. I don't know why not fly, when I put the throttle to 2000 (max power), the copter is lifted a few centimeters(5 cm). can you help me? thanks  in advance :)

Question by AndreaP117 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Detect Down, using arduino?

The desired result is a pretty simple one in this case.  I am curious how you can tell where "down" is, using electronics.  I'm sure It could be done by initializing gyroscopes in an initial, level position, but my friend has as small quad copter, that can take off at an angle, and be turned on at an angle, and still level itself perfectly. It doesn't have to have an initial reference to find what down is.  The other option is to use accelerators, but if you are making a device to control a rocket or multirotor it is unlikely to impossible that you will be able to isolate the 9.8 m/s^2 due to gravity from the linear and vertical accelerations,  I assume your everyday gyroscope outputs data in the form of change in degrees, so if it just sitting perfectly still it would just output 0 on all axis, but if it actually gives the current angle I would be surprised, and curious how this is done.  So in conclusion, how could an arduino accurately know where down is?

Question by seedorfj 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Antenna tracker or pointer....calling GPS robotics, UAV and R/C guys...

I want to build a system that can point a directional antenna to a known set of GPS coordinates, because if the base unit with the antenna knows it GPS location and then can have the know data of another directional antenna's GPS coordinated either via Google Earth File or a spread sheet or long/lat's or via another method....also I would like this system to be able to track a UAV or R/C plane/copter as the DIY antenna trackers do as I have seen on R/C forums and You-tube. the initial request is what I desire first....I want to go out into a field and set up this tripod mounted Pan/tilt mechanism with mounted directional antenna(s) and point it to the closest fix antenna of known coordinates, automatically. here is a you tube link for something along the line of what the base unit is and would look like: and and

Question by IdeaVault 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


RC helicopter Hirobo XRB with pics now!!!!

I have a Wireless remote control twin blade helicopter for sale. This is not the cheapo mini copter you see on Ebay. This is an hirobo XRB, cost me $400 new still have the reciept. Comes with xtra rotor blades, remote, Lipo batterie. I have cut some of the plastic away to make it lighter in weight. The X and Y axis are adjustable on the heli and the radio. It flew great 1 year ago, The blades are a foam composite, ( you can buy carbon fiber ones online.) The colars where the blades mount are broken, so if you want to use it as the heli you have to purchase new ones from Hirobo, couple bucks I assume. Twin roto design ( no tail rotor ) this allows you to take everthing off including tail boom and jus tfly the little silver box in the center if you wanted to. Or you can use it for whatever you want to, everyone in this community is quite creative, I however am not. Someone can build some cool stuff with this. $100 OBO

Topic by fineglock9 10 years ago


New Novel Idea- Stockholm Syndrome.

After years of writer's block over a mediocre novel idea (military special forces team), of which I only have half a chapter done, I decided to scrap it and start anew. My old idea was thought up when I was around 12, so of course it didn't pan out. I want to know what you think of my knew idea:Title:Stockholm Syndrome.Story outline:After a successful recovery mission (of a hostage), the evacuation copter is shot down after pickup. All but a few are dead. One marine watches in horror as the insurgents that shot them down move in and execute the wounded. He is last, the barrel of a gun pressed against his head. The executioner is about to pull the trigger when the insurgent leader orders him to stop, he apparently sees something in this marine. The marine is taken prisoner instead. After several years of imprisonment, the captured marine comes down with Stockholm Syndrome (These men saved his life, they could have killed him like the rest). He rises through the insurgent's ranks, committing brutal war crimes along the way, and eventually becomes their leader. He then goes on to orchestrate a major (successful) attack on the U.S. First or third person? I'm thinking first.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Drones, not just for spying

So with the advance of 3d printing, arduino firmware, Raspberry pi, and the general open source approach to making things in the last 15 or so years, it's really not that surprising that drones have become as wide spread as they are. Those not interested in drones view them mostly as either a hobby or a potential threat to their privacy, but I had an idea the other day that might push them into better prominence.   What if drones could be used for construction and basic maintenance?  What if a quad copter was the thing that was wiping down the windows of a skyscraper?  Or messing with dangerous high power electrical lines.... Things that are both tedious because they have to be done over and over again, and that are moderately dangerous for a human being to perform.  Why can't a drone be used for some of that, and can one be designed around those constraints?  This is how a hobby user could make innovations that might curtail some of legal and general paranoia surrounding drones.  This is all well and good, but let's take this a step further: Drones are a necessary part of human exploration.  People talk about putting humans on Mars.  Human beings require inputs. Food, shelter, air.... those sorta things.  If there's a problem with one of those things on Mars, there has to be a way to fix that, and it's probably best if it's something that's established before those humans get there.  Drones could be used to do a variety of tasks, and possibly even establish small caches of water or maybe even limited quantities of iron. Maybe even something like a 3d printed iron shelter.... (Induction heating works by pulsing a electromagnetic coil with high frequency electricity, which can be used to melt magnetic metals with high degrees of efficiency. This could be used to make low grade steel on mars, but if time and scarcity of resources aren't constraints... it would work.) Anyway... I was just sort thinking about this stuff. Let me know what y'all think

Topic by Qcks 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


im on ur internets, rating sum ur FLASH GAMES oota five

MORE COMING...Some flash game reviews, in no particular order. I think. Well, the order of which they are listed on [albinoblacksheep.com AlbinoBlackSheep.com], which most or all of them are on. They are rated out of five, with a short description and category. All have links to the games.Rating description+ 5/5 - 1337+ 4/5 - w00t-ish+ 3/5 - Not just mediocre, mediocre for you!+ 2/5 - Lame-ish+ 1/5 - Jack ThompsonEnjoy som ur flash gamez.Save the Sheep - 2/5 - Action> Control a sheep's horizontal movement across the ground> Catch falling sheep> Get powerups> Avoid falling evil sheep or you die- Very generic, boring and pointlessVirus - 3/5 - Action> Guide virus ball around screen by clicking> Get specified number of points by staying alive> Get more points faster by staying in the center of the screen> Avoid white blood cells and other enemies, many varying enemy types+ Fun time-waster, not much depth thoughOrb - 1/5 - Animator's Lazy Sunday Project> Collect orbs by guiding your orb "character thing" around with mouse> Click to send out small circle "explosion" to collect all orbs in explosion- No point to this game. You can't lose, you just collect the orbs. Gets boring very fastSpank the Monkey - NA - Dumb fun> Spank the monkey by dragging the hand with your mouse+ This one is pretty dumb but it's an old classic, to me anyway. Try dragging the hand slowly to the right edge of the game screen and circling around to the left edge and bringing your mouse back in to the game screenFly the Copter - 4/5 - Action> Hold left mouse button to make helicopter go up> Dodge walls by navigating helicopter+ Very addicting, also an old classic. According to the creator's site, his record is 2148. Try and beat itCurveball - 3/5 - Action> Use mouse to control 3D-ish ping pong type paddle> Make the ball curve by moving the paddle when you hit it- Terrible AI makes volleys non-existent+ This game is fun but would be a lot better if the computer was a better playerThe Missile Game 3D - 4/5 - Action> 3D-ish flight type thing, guide your "viewpoint" through holes in the wall while you fly through a tunnel> Speeds up as game progresses> This game is pretty freaky, I had to stop because flying into walls and exploding is not something i'm used to, you gotta see it for yourself. Pretty fun

Topic by Aeshir 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Intel® IoT Invitational

**UPDATES!!** 12/18/15  Thank you so much TO ALL OF YOU for your patience during this process, it means the world to us that everyone has participated in this Invitational. Everyone has worked so hard on their IoT projects, and we have enjoyed all the stories about bringing these creations to fruition. <3 After a long wait, we are finally sharing the finalists with the Instructables Community. Hoping to announce winners Monday or Tuesday! 12/1/15 Hey guys, Just wanted to update everyone as to what is going on with finalist selection and announcing winners. You guys have been so patient in this process, and we are so proud of every project the Instructables.com community has shared using their Intel IoT Edison development kit. The Intel Team is still reviewing projects and code, and will hopefully have their ultimate finalist selection done soon. It has been so hard choosing projects to be considered for the awards as they are all so wonderful! Again, thanks for your patience, and feel free to reach out to intel@instructables.com if you have additional questions. -Audrey 8/17/15 Hey guys! I am so excited to finally set launch dates for the Intel IoT Contest!!! We have a few more packages waiting to be received by Instructables Authors, but then we are good to go. To have your project considered for some of the AMAZING PRIZES just publish your Instructable that includes an Intel Edison between 8/31 and 10/26 and add it to the Intel IoT Invitational Contest Page. With all of our logistics and shipping pretty much wrapped, we are finally getting to review all the project ideas from people who already have Edisons and Galileos submit - you will soon get an email from myself, or Penolopy Bulnick (who is coming back to Instructables to help with future giveaways like this!), approving your idea. I have to say, I am so proud to be apart of such a wonderful community that has been understanding of our delays, and collaborative in helping one another troubleshoot their projects. I can't wait to see what everyone is going to make :) Beaming! -Audrey _________ Here at Instructables, we’re so excited to have a continued partnership with the Intel® IoT Developer Program to celebrate the bright ideas that the Instructables.com community has come up with for the Intel® Edison platform. We’ve been sharing some of the best IoT stories on our site, and are astounded by the growth and creativity blossoming from the Intel Edison Ecosystem. To further encourage great IoT projects being shared to Instructables, we are offering even more Intel® Edison Boards and Intel® IoT Developer Kits to you! We believe in your awesome creative potential, and your devotion to share what you make and learn with other makers and tinkerers. Furthermore, we are so excited to announce the Intel® IoT Invitational!  Intel IoT Projects published from June 8 - August 7, 2015 will be considered to win a Canon 7D mk ii, a Sony Action Cam, an Oscillisoscope, a Sparkfun Giftcard, a Shapeways Giftcard, and More!! WE ARE SEEDING THE INSTRUCTABLES COMMUNITY 300 INTEL® EDISON BOARDS and SPECIALTY INTEL® IoT DEVELOPMENT KITS.  We want to hear what you want to make with the Intel Edison Board. If we like your idea, we will send you a kit! Keep in mind, the kits we are creating during this Invitational differ from the commercially available Grove Starter Kits. It will likely take additional components and ingenuity to make great IoT projects for the Intel IoT Invitational. These are the kits and bundles we are making: Home Automation Kit This kit is designed with home automation and safety in mind. There are 9 sensors in the kit that can detect things like moisture, temperature, flames and gases. There’s also a speaker to sound alerts and a relay to turn something on or off. This kit could easily be extended with additional sensors for the ultimate home automation or safety sensor array. Included in this kit: Grove Air quality sensor Grove Encoder Grove Flame Sensor Grove Gas Sensor(MQ2) Grove Infrared Temperature Sensor Grove Moisture Sensor Grove SPDT Relay(30A) Grove Speaker   Environmental & Agriculture This kit is designed with agriculture in mind.  The 7 sensors in this kit can help you determine light, UV and dust in the environment and based on that information one could rinse a plant off with the water pump and/or water the plant and not waste any water because a flow sensor is included. There is an LED bar for visual output and a dry reed relay to turn things on and off. Included in this Kit: 6V Mini Water Pump G14 Water Flow Sensor Grove Digital Light Sensor Grove Dry-Reed Relay Grove Dust Sensor Grove Gas Sensor(MQ5) Grove LED Bar Grove Moisture Sensor Grove UV Sensor Grove Water Sensor Transportation and Safety This kit is designed with vehicle safety in mind. These 6 sensors can help you keep from getting lost, tell you if you have pulled forward far enough in the garage and even keep your garage from accidentally closing on you. In addition there is an alcohol sensor to determine if you have had too much fun. Included in this Kit: Grove Alcohol Sensor Grove GPS Grove I2C Touch Sensor Grove Infrared Reflective Sensor Grove IR Distance Interrupter Grove PIR Motion Sensor Robotics Create the next robot overlord or at the very least a cool vehicle. This kit has 2 motor drivers and 4 planet geared motors—you supply a chassis.  There are also a few items to determine distance and track a line.  This kit will likely require the most additional items from the maker, but it also provides some useful pieces to get started exploring robotics. Have other ideas—maybe a quad-copter we are eager to see what you create! Included in this Kit: Grove 3-Axis Digital Compass Grove Hall Sensor Grove I2C Motor Driver Grove IR Distance Interrupter Grove Line Finder Grove MOSFET Grove Nunchuck Grove Single Axis Analog Gyro Grove Thumb Joystick Grove Voltage Divider Planet Geared Motor F280 By no means are you limited to just using the parts in these kits, they are just meant to help you get started. Add more sensors, components, and hardware to make the IoT machines of your dreams! This product offering is limited to 300 people who state their case as to why we should send them a board and development kit. USE THIS FORM TO APPLY TO THIS PRODUCT OFFERING This application will close May 25, 2015. ____ Already have an Intel® Edison board from our last promotion? Recently participated in an Intel® IoT Roadshow? Or did you buy your own Intel® Edison kit? You can participate without receiving a board from us, sign up here!   This application will close July 20, 2015. This application will guarantee you a spot in the Intel IoT Invitational. ____ Ready to get started with the Intel® IoT Invitational? Be sure to check out the Intel® XDK IoT Edition as a resource. This will help you create, test and deliver awesome IoT solutions.

Topic by audreyobscura 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago