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Quadcopter CS Club, 2014

IRIS robot

ArduPilot/APM development site

APM:Copter Programming Libraries

IEEE Spectrum article about Feb 2015 FAA proposed drone rules

Spring 2015

Useful web site with help for setting up the Mission Planner software with the drone simulator software

November 20, 2014

November 14, 2014

The robot is here! Unpacking and assembly party on the 20th.

November 6, 2014

Further rounds of 5-minute intros were scheduled tonight.

(possessive apostrophes refer to web pages students found / examined, not web pages they wrote!)

Zoe's APM_Control page is here (ignore SteerController; seems to be for on-the-ground robots, not in the air)

Francis' inertial navigation library

Brandon's drone api tutorial. Drone API allows you to use Python scripts that send commands to the 'copter directly, using the MavLink communication protocol the 'copter uses.

Useful Python tutorial. Also, Python version 3 is incompatible with all previous Python code, so install Python version 2.

October 23, 2014

Further rounds of 5-minute intros were scheduled tonight.

Per Gerardo's safety intro, we need to write a checklist (pre-flight, and maybe a post-flight one too) before we fly the 'copter.

Quadcopter safety checksheet

October 9, 2014

Useful information:

Francis's attitude control library web page

Dwayne's mission planner overview web page

Kyle's first flight overview web page

Brandon will be emailing information on installing the robot simulator and mission planner

The rest of the 5-minute-introductory presentations will be at the next meeting, as we ran over time this week.


Entertaining information:

Flying LampshadeBots Come Alive in Cirque du Soleil Performance

September 25, 2014

CSUStan Robot GitHub page - download the developer source code from here. Contact Brandon for access, and read his email sent on Sept 25.