The Oatmeal should be spread out in a dish and placed in the over at 350*C for around 20-30 minutes. Stir around every 5 minutes. I’ve found it works best to do this the night before so it can cool back down to room temperature. I’d advise throwing in some rice hulls if fly sparging, […]
I managed to cram all of my equipment nicely into a $25 Aluminum Tool Case from CanadianTire. To make it all fit I riveted a battery strap to the lid and have the quad itself mounted there. This left enough room in the main case for the headset and transmitter with antennas connected.
The Hobby King Quanum DIY FPV Goggle Set with Monitor is a cheap FPV headset but if you use the provided wiring with an external video receiver it ends up a bit cumbersome. To make it easier to use, I embedded a RX5800 video receiver right in the screen leaching power from an existing regulator. Leaching power seemed to […]
I managed to get the hackrf going on a linux vm with gnuradio a week ago but getting it going on SDR# recently has proved a more compelling simple demo. I followed the rather thorough instructions on superfro’s blog to get everything setup. Once I had the hackrf working in SDR# I tuned into local […]
After my last crash the shaft on my rear tricopter motor was tweaked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pLH2GwmsfM Fortunately I gave each motor a spin manually before powering things on and noticed so I had opportunity to fix it. The motor was clearly rubbing and I imagine would have promptly self destructed had I turned it on. The motor […]
Welcome home HackRF Jawbreaker 305, welcome home! To get the HackRF Jawbreaker running I: Installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare Fusion Ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade Ran the amazing build-gnuradio script Followed the instructions on the HackRF beta page to build the hack-rf tools and upgrade the firmware The first couple times I attempted to […]
I attached our little Y3000 camera to the tricopter and did two test flights. Got a lot of ‘jello’ in the video due to vibration, will have to balance the motors and props better.
My Jawbreaker shipped today! Michael Ossmann created the HackRF Jawbreaker a Software Defined Radio capable of receiving and transmitting from 30 MHz to 6 GHz. He gave away his production run of Jawbreakers (funded by the US Cyber Fast Track program) and I was lucky enough to get in on the deal. When the unit arrives I […]
To configure the ardupilot/arduflyer for a tricopter you first need to load the tricopter firmware on the board (mine came with the quad firmware out of the box). In theory, you can use mission planner to do this but for my board at least I consistently received an error when trying to load the firmware […]
I have the tricopter fairly together electromechanicaly but still need to tune the firmware. At present the main issue is arming the motors; I have to do it via a laptop, using the controller it refuses to arm. Regardless, I did manage a quick test flight and it seemed to work great. Getting it to […]