The aim is to build a 4 rotor helicopter with a autopilot system that we will write.
The Quadcopter will contain a few custom built components eg. computer controlled speed controllers, electronic compass, accelerometers, gyros, GPS, GSM module for long distance controlling over the cellular network and a wifi module for the closer range controlling.
It will also carry a long range camera so we can navigate or just look while the auto pilot is flying....
- Full autonomous flight and landing.
- Controlled via PC or RC controller.
- 6 Degree of Freedom IMU.
- Video downlink.
- Open source development.
For any additional information about the project or if you have some ideas for us, please contact us at info(at)quadcopter.org
|29 May 2009||The project is not dead, just a bit un-loved at the moment. I'm working on both the software and hardware when I have spare time and will post any major changes.|
|17 July 2008||Committed the almost final designs for the sensor board and yaw gyro breakout board. Get them from the GIT repository on the downloads page.|
|14 July 2008||Posted some initial schematics for the sensor board of the autopilot. Get them from the GIT repository on the downloads page.|
|5 July 2008||Started with the Technical Documentation for the project.|
|3 July 2008||Added some of Wednesday nights meetings ideas to the Parts List page.|
|1 July 2008||More parts arrive. We now have all the 16bit A/D converters needed for the IMU.|
|26 June 2008||First parts arrive. We now have 2 MMA7260Q and 2 MP3H6115A.|
|23 June 2008||Added a Parts List page.|