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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:47 pm
by gkmoberg1
Next step is to attach a Raspbery Pi to the quadrotor base and use it to automate the firing.

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 am
by PeteMork
gkmoberg1 wrote:Next step is to attach a Raspbery Pi to the quadrotor base and use it to automate the firing.


:D Well, they're certainly small enough and light enough. Maybe a very light pellet/air gun of some sort could be driven by it, but it wouldn't be nearly as spectacular. Maybe you could write the code to drive a roman candle. :twisted:

Perhaps we could attach your final product to this one, my latest acquisition (I've graduated to the big leagues now :D )

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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:48 am
by dongregg
It's a beauty, PeteMork.

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:09 pm
by PeteMork
We've been challenged by a Swedish vloger (BjornRandén) to come up with an English translation of "RAGGARTVÄTT". Where are you when we need you, metoo? :D

Details here:


All aerial photography, courtesy of a drone like my latest acquisition. :mrgreen:

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:36 am
by PeteMork
gkmoberg1 wrote:Next step is to attach a Raspbery Pi to the quadrotor base and use it to automate the firing.


Not quite what we had in mind, but it'll do. :D

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=347627825637533&set=pcb.402734570091054&type=3&theater

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:18 am
by PeteMork
It's a great time to be alive, isn't it? :D

This is a real world demonstration of the PID (Proportional, Integral, Differential) control system I talked about earlier (you know; the ball rolling around on the plastic table.)

Since it's a TED talk, it's a bit long. But well worth it.


Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:57 am
by dongregg
What's to not love about them? They are all awesome. 16 minutes of action adventure excitement.

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:17 am
by PeteMork
Couldn't stop thinking about Nightrider when I saw this one:



Recorded at De Boekenberg in Sprijkenisse, Netherlands.

EDIT: To get the most out of this one, watch it on YouTube, expand the screen, and watch it four times. :geek:

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:49 am
by dongregg
Yep! Gotta love 'em!

Re: Love those Quadrotors!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:07 pm
by PeteMork
More great fun at the Leonardo Museum