This project was started in , electronics and control loops. Because I always need a cool project to learn new things, it was clear that something that can fly had to be built.
The project started as a "tricopter-only" project, but as I wanted to build smaller vehicles with more payload capacity, I decided to make some quadrotor, hexacopter and Y6 hexacopter firmwares too. My main interest is to build very small MAVs that fly as good as larger ones (or even better) and that can be controlled by wireless video link. I also experimented with autonomous flight in GPS-denied areas (video), and with GPS assisted autonomous hover (video).
-- William

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Last project tweaks

I realized that programming an Arduino with Bascom & ISP-Programmer might be too complicated for people that to not work with robots and microcontrollers frequently. That is why there will be some changes to the setup soon:
I will write a tutorial on how to transfer my program to the Arduino via avrdude and a simple RS232 serial link (first, I have to find out if it really works...).
The second simplification will be a GUI, where you can set, change and check every parameter of the tricopter. Development of the GUI might maximally take a month or so. I will begin to make it soon. In the end, making your own Shrediquette-tricopter might work like this:
  1. Buy an Arduino pro mini + RS232 cable
  2. Get or make the TriGUIDE pcb
  3. Get the RC components (motors, ESC's, etc)
  4. Build a frame
  5. Flash the Arduino using my precompiled source code + avrdude 
  6. Install my GUI (TriGUI might be the name...)
  7. Set the parameters that match your equipment 
  8. Fly

1 comment:

  1. Looking good, can't wait to see the final Product!!!