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www.blimpduino.com: low cost open source autonomous blimp
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 mrobotics.io (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 blimpduino.com

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

   
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09-12-2017, 10:07 AM
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This seems to be a really cool project!!

Will love to have the chance to program flight paths with files and be able to share and run those from the controller.
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09-12-2017, 04:19 PM
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(09-12-2017 10:07 AM)luis_diaz Wrote:  This seems to be a really cool project!!

Will love to have the chance to program flight paths with files and be able to share and run those from the controller.
Good idea. We will try to implement that. A simple format file will do the job:
"+10 seconds forward,stop 3 seconds,go up 80 cms, turn left 30º..."==
"navigation.fly" file:
+10.0FWD
3.0STOP
+0.80HEIGHT
+30LEFT


Now we are working on the external control. Using the smartphone is fine but an Xbox controller is making everything easier.
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