Edited together from multiple flights with my 3D printed FPV quadcopter. I was flying at my local RC flying club FK Gamen. The video is recorded in the summer of 2018, using a GoPro Hero 3 action camera mounted on top of the quadcopter.
This video shows a robot I have built that is driving between two waypoints using GPS.
I built this robot last summer, about a year ago. Back then, I never really managed to the software part of the robot working. The weather became worse outside as the fall came, and a lost interest in this project and started working on other things instead.
I wave written all the code myself, apart from the functions used to calculate course and distance between GPS waypoints. I used functions from the TinyGPS library for that. The code runs on an Arduino Due, the robot is using PID control to steer towards the waypoints. The robot uses a combination of GPS-course and integrating the signal from a yaw-gyro to determine its current course. The robot also has a compass, but it does not seem to work very reliably, therefore I do not use it. The robot also has sonar and other sensors, but they are not used in this video. Expect more videos and info about this robot in the near future.
A short video of a DIY paramotor trike that I have built using the Hobbyking parafoil. This video was shot during the first successful test flight. I made a few unsuccessful attempts before I got it working. It still needs a few adjustments. The tricky part is to get all the lines of the parafoil to the correct lengths relative to each other. This is important because it needs to have the correct shape, as well as the correct angle of attack. I will probably write more about it and make a better video when I am more satisfied with how it flies.
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This is a new long-term robot project I have been working on for the past couple of months. It is a general purpose indoor robot, that will work as a platform for experimentation. When designing this robot, I have tried to think about and improve everything I have learned from previous robot projects I have made. But this robot will also feature some new stuff I have not tried before. Some of the key features if the robot includes:
- Stepper motor based four-wheel-drive skid-steering drive system
- Big Li-Ion battery
- A lot of custom 3D printed parts
- Heavy duty bumpers, large ground clearance and large foam wheels
- Raspberry Pi main computer
- Arduino Due for controlling low-level peripherals
- Scanning Lidar sensor
- Probably a Raspberry Pi camera module mounted on a pan/tilt system
So far, only the majority of the mechanical work is done. Here are a few images, click on them to make them larger:
The 3D printer page is now updated with more information about the printer, as well as new better images.
You can find it here: 3D printer page
This video is a detailed overview of my DIY coreXY 3D printer. It is just over a year since I built it. Some things have changed since then, but most of the machine it the same. This is my first and only 3D printer, I use a few times a week, sometimes more often than that. The printer works very well, it produces high-quality parts while requiring very little maintenance.
Link to 3D printer page: DIY 3D printer
Made a video of my indoor robot, reading and reacting to different sings using Raspberry Pi, camera and OpenCV. The Raspberry Pi sends data about which sign it is detecting using serial, then the Arduino controlling the robot reacts and performs different pre-programmed manoeuvres.
Read more here: Indoor obstacle avoidance robot page
Made a new video of my small 3D printed self-balancing robot running a simple obstacle avoidance behaviour using two analog Sharp IR sensors.
Edited from a single flight with one of my 3D printed quadcopters with carbon fibre motor arms. Info about my 3D printed quadcopters here: 3D printed quadcopter page
Flying at my local RC flying club Gamen. The video is recorded with the Eken H9 action camera.