Build a custom multirotor aircraft! Build and customize radio-controlled quadcopters that take off, land, hover, and soar. Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 features step-by-step assembly plans and experiments that will have you launching fully functioning quadcopters in no time. Discover how to connect Elev-8 components, program the microcontroller, use GPS, and safely fly your quadcopter. This fun, do-it-yourself guide fuels your creativity with ideas for radical enhancements, including return-to-home functionality, formation flying, and even artificial intelligence! Understand the principles that govern how quadcopters fly Explore the parts included in your Parallax Elev-8 kit Follow illustrated instructions and assemble a basic 'copter Connect the Parallax chip to a PC and write Spin and C programs Build radio-controlled systems that minimize interference Add GPS and track your aircraft through Google Earth Beam flight information to smartphones with WiFi and XBee technology Mount cameras and stream real-time video back to the ground Train to safely operate a quadcopter using flight simulation softwareThe chapter began with an introduction to the Parallax Propeller chipa#39;s unique architecture. The cores or cogs were ... I also discussed the hub that coordinates cog activity and the highly flexible clock circuits that support the Prop chip. The Propeller Spin Tool ... PST, an effortless task. I next went through a series of LED blinker programs that demonstrated basic Spin programming as well as some basicanbsp;...
|Title||:||Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2014-05-06|