2013年9月10日火曜日

Built a Quadcopter

I bought Crazyflie kit, and built a quadcopter! It is easy to buy already-built quadcopter like AR Drone etc, but being able to build my own one is very cool :) Crazyflie is an open source quadcopter kit designed for flexible development and hacking. It's among the smallest in the world, weighing only 19 grams and measuring 9 cm motor to motor.

You may have seen this pre-release video.



You can see the specs here.

Now, time to build it!

First, we twisted the cables of the motors.

Quadcopter

Put the motor in the plastic cover. Kind of hard because it is very small.

Quadcopter

This is the control board.

Quadcopter

Got 4 motors twisted attached on the control board.

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Got the soldering iron ready.

Quadcopter

Soldering time!

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Attaching the battery. -Yes, it's just double stick tape ;)

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Attached the propelers.

Quadcopter

Checking that it lights up when I put power on.

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Attached the CrazyRadio to my mac and configured the client software.

Quadcopter

Configured with game controller and all set to fly!

Quadcopter

And since it is hackable, there are people doing various hacks :)

Flying the Crazyflie with Leap Motion

 

Autopilot using Kinect and a PC



Many thanks to Ivan Krasin for teaching me how to build it!

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki