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08-30-2017, 10:13 AM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2017 10:14 AM by JJrobots JP.)
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Hi all,
We are working on the new version of the blimpduino. The original project was developed time ago by DIYdrones (by the hand of Chris Anderson and Jordi Muñoz). Now, jjrobots and (the new company of Jordi) are creating the new blimpduino 2.0. Chris will back us up on this.

Basically, this new OPEN SOURCE blimpduino will have:
- Altitude sensor (laser)
- 3 propellers (4th optional)
- Camera (OPENMV) (optional)
- Remotelly controlled via smartphones (yes, plural. Two/Three pilots will be able to control the blimp in real time while it is in the air)
- Visual recognition features
- Frontal radar system (laser): obstable avoidance
- magnetometer/accelerometer to keep the heading
- Control range: up to 100 meters-
- Frame fully 3D printable
-Manual/autonomous navigation

The battery is lasting (still testing things...) about an hour, but we will increase the flying time once the automatic flying control is perfectly tuned.

We are aiming to keep the price as low as possible

We will keep everyone (subscribed) updated via short emails : visit

Now it is the time for ideas and proposals. What do you want the blimpduino have as a feature?

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