Love those Quadrotors!

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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by gkmoberg1 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:47 pm

Next step is to attach a Raspbery Pi to the quadrotor base and use it to automate the firing.
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by PeteMork » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 am

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!

Post by dongregg » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:48 am

It's a beauty, PeteMork.
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by PeteMork » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:09 pm

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

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All aerial photography, courtesy of a drone like my latest acquisition. :mrgreen:
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by PeteMork » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:36 am

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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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by PeteMork » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:18 am

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.
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by dongregg » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:57 am

What's to not love about them? They are all awesome. 16 minutes of action adventure excitement.
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by PeteMork » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:17 am

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:
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by dongregg » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:49 am

Yep! Gotta love 'em!
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Re: Love those Quadrotors!

Post by PeteMork » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:07 pm

More great fun at the Leonardo Museum
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