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Here's a thought !
« on: May 24, 2008, 07:53:13 PM »
A Airplane  :D ;D

Is it possible to make a robot airplane?

I wouldn't of thought there would be a microcontroller fast enough, right?

or weight?

You'd feel preety special if you had a robot plane!  (im the  8) kid)
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Re: Here's a thought !
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 08:53:29 PM »
I think they've got this one down pretty well  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 10:05:06 PM »
Do you have any link with some detailed description of the project. It is really hard to believe that the microcontroller and sensors are on the plane. Of course, if they where using a larger plane a unified setup would be totally possible.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 05:52:33 AM »
If I remember correctly this airplane has been made at CMU, maybe you can find info on their site.
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Re: Here's a thought !
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 10:04:44 AM »
I'm pretty sure if they wanted to, they could fit something on it.

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Re: Here's a thought !
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 01:12:06 PM »
I think they've got this one down pretty well  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 03:11:11 AM »
sweet

I'm pretty sure if they wanted to, they could fit something on it.


ow, and i want one of those!
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Re: Here's a thought !
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 04:41:44 AM »
I'm pretty sure if they wanted to, they could fit something on it.


That is awesome! Thanks for the link!
The price is not bad either(http://www.gumstix.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=178), next year when I build a new airship I migh even consider buying one of those.
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Re: Here's a thought !
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 10:17:41 AM »
Before you do that be sure to consider your requirements, because that processor needs a helper ATmega to do proper output in most cases. Also it runs Linux so you have to become familiar with how to write C for Linux. Not impossible, just more powerful  ;)

As of now I'm still stuck in writing closed loop and interface layer on the ATmega  >:(
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 01:07:55 AM »
Before you do that be sure to consider your requirements, because that processor needs a helper ATmega to do proper output in most cases. Also it runs Linux so you have to become familiar with how to write C for Linux. Not impossible, just more powerful  ;)


If I understood correctly what you said, than that is not a problem at all: I do this kind of stuff everyday. However my usual set up is quite different: a umpc(http://www.kohjinsha.com.sg/products/sh610bs.htm) with a SH microcontroller for proper output. The interface is USB<->UART. And I run and program for Fedora with c++ or xp with c#.
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Re: Here's a thought !
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 06:39:19 AM »
Sounds like a perfect fit  ;)

 


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