Category Archives: Robotics

Hacking the UMX part 4

Continued from Hacking the UMX part 3… * I accidentally pulled two power wires from the motor when making some re-wiring changes. To save time I’m going to buy another one. * Next steps are code work. Hook the FTDI … Continue reading

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Hacking the UMX part 3

Continued from Hacking the UMX part 2… * Next I’m going to hook up the power supply ( a 2S 7.4V 18 mAh 20C Lithium Polymer Battery) to the ESC (Electronic Speed Controller). I’m going to solder 3 breakout pins … Continue reading

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Hacking the UMX part 2

This is continued from Hacking the UMX part 1. * Need to wire the rest of the servos to the controlling Arduino – this is more power than the Arduino can supply directly so I’m going to have to wire … Continue reading

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Hacking the UMX part 1

Steps to get the UMX ready to work with the two new Arduino controllers. * Cut the wires between the battery pack and the DSM 6ch UM AS3X RX BL-ESC; HT. * Snip the connecting wire between main electric motor … Continue reading

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Initial Goals and First Steps

Initial goals. * create a single rotor ‘tail sitter’ uav that can sit in stable hover indoors at a designated altitude over the floor with no user input (software controlled) * update code/hardware to handle external inputs (wind from a … Continue reading

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Flying Robots

This is a blog about creating a single propeller flying UAV that is as maneuverable and stable as a quadcopter. The single larger rotor is more efficient, quieter, and should be cheaper to build as well. I’ll use software and … Continue reading

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