For those of us (let’s face it, all of us)
who have always wanted to make an
autonomous flying robot but never knew
where to start, DIY Drones brings us a great
solution. Roughly 15,000 developers
contribute to the project, making it easy for
someone with no previous experience to get
up and running.
DIY Drones are open source and range
from airplanes to helicopters to
quadracopters. They use a variety of sensors
including GPS for navigation.
THAT’S A WRAP
As always, the Maker Faire was a massive event,
and while I attended both full days, I still managed
to miss plenty of awesome robots (not to mention
If you saw a sweet robot at Maker Faire, I want
to hear about it! Drop me an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then, enjoy the
summer days! SV
Introducing the MEGAMOTO!
; 7V-28V - H-bridge or Dual Half-bridge
; 13A Continuous -
; Current sensor output can be sent to any analog pin
; Up to three units can be stacked on one Uno/Duemilanove
; Independent half-bridges can control brushless/steppers too!
High-Current motor control for Arduino;
NEW! Wasp RC Speed Control
; 6V-28V - 10A / 30A peak!
; Limit switch inputs
; Tiny size 1.85” x 0.65”
Dalf Motion Control System
; Closed-loop control of two motors
; Full PID position/velocity loop
; Trapezoidal path generator
; Windows GUI for all features
; Giant Servo Mode!
; C source for routines provided
; PIC18F6722 CPU
Phone: 253-843-2504 ; email@example.com
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