This project aims to build, program, and fly an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a UAV is simply an aircraft that can fly autonomously, (with little or no human input). This will be a joint project between myself, (handling the electronics / programming), and a good friend of mine (handling the aeronautics / mechanical engineering).
Although the project is far from completion, we anticipate the finished product will have at least the following features:
- GPS unit for navigation
- 2-axis accelerometer and/or gyros for pitch and roll sensing
- 5-port servo driver (pitch, roll, yaw, throttle and a special function)
- RF receiver for manual-flight mode
- USB port for programming / flight-record viewing on a PC or Laptop
As the project progresses, full schematics, source-code, and software will be available for download.
In the mean-time enjoy this little web-app:
Waypoint Plotter using the Google Maps API