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Head First: Diving into Drones

Head First: Diving into Drones

Commonly referred to as Drones, these craft provide the pilot the ability to capture images from a new perspective. In this talk we will briefly discuss the basic principles and technology that enable this gravity defying craft to fly, then dive deeper into advanced customizations, like First Person View (FPV).

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Tom Paulus

March 07, 2015
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  1. ©2015 Tom Paulus Video: Tech Casita Productions (Vimeo) Head First:

    Diving into Drones Tom Paulus @tompaulus http://tompaulus.com The Slides are already available online.
 Link is at the end.
  2. ©2015 Tom Paulus What is a MultiCopter?

  3. So, it’s a Drone… Right?

  4. ©2015 Tom Paulus Video: JBalls21 (YouTube) How Do I Get

    One?
  5. Start Small!

  6. ©2015 Tom Paulus HUBSAN X4 H107C-HD Quadcopter with 2MP Video


    US$ 65
  7. ©2015 Tom Paulus

  8. Video: DJI Innovations (YouTube) Now What? Investing in a MultiCopter

  9. Build vs Buy

  10. Build vs Buy

  11. Typical MultiCopter Configuration

  12. Frame

  13. Flight Controller

  14. ESCs and Motors

  15. Battery

  16. Receiver

  17. ©2015 Tom Paulus Frame

  18. ©2015 Tom Paulus

  19. ©2015 Tom Paulus Flight Controller • The MOST important component

    on your craft • Translates your inputs into changes in the motor speeds • There are 3 different classes of Flight Controller to choose from
  20. ©2015 Tom Paulus Auto-Level Only KK 2.1 $30 Acro Naze

    32 $25 Flip 1.5 $16* *Does NOT include the case
  21. ©2015 Tom Paulus Altitude Holding Flip 1.5 $22* ** Naze

    32 $52 **With the addition of the Pimp Your Flip Board ($7) *Does NOT include the case
  22. ©2015 Tom Paulus GPS with AutoPilot Capabilities PixHawk $300 DJI

    Naza $300 *Includes GPS
  23. ©2015 Tom Paulus Motors • RPM is measured in kV

    • 1 kV is 1 revolution per volt (Under No Load) • Measure of the dimension of the stator • For Example, 2212 980kV Motor Photo: rcexplorer.se
  24. ©2015 Tom Paulus Props Lets take a 10x4.5 Prop for

    Example 10 x 4.5 Diameter of the Prop Pitch of the Prop
  25. ©2015 Tom Paulus ESCs Electronic Speed Controller Connects your Motors

    to your Battery and Flight Controller Motor Battery ESC Flight Controller Photo: HobbyKing
  26. ©2015 Tom Paulus Batteries Voltage • 4s+ - High Voltage

    App. • 3S -11.1V (Very Common) • 2S - 7.4V Amperage Measured in C (Capacities) Diagram: Traxxas
  27. ©2015 Tom Paulus Radio (TX/RX) Turnigy 9X $60 FrSky Taranis

    $230 Spectrum DX8 $430
  28. Video and FPV

  29. ©2015 Tom Paulus Mobius GoPro Camcorder DSLR 39g Camera: 74g

    (2.6oz) w/housing: 136g (4.8oz) approx. 350g approx. 1500g Payload
  30. ©2015 Tom Paulus FPV Cameras GoPro ~$400 Sony Super HAD

    600 Line TVL $50
  31. ©2015 Tom Paulus Looking at your Video FatShark Video Googles

    Starting at $200 RMRC 8” Display $95 ImmersionRC UNO $69 +
  32. ©2015 Tom Paulus FPV is Analog from Camera to Display!

    It’s like TV used to be. Does the Snow look familiar?
  33. ©2015 Tom Paulus Radio Frequencies 900 MHz 1.2 GHz 2.4

    GHz 5.8 GHz
  34. ©2015 Tom Paulus Questions?

  35. ©2015 Tom Paulus Demo

  36. ©2015 Tom Paulus Thanks for Coming! Slides - https://tompaulus.com/talks Twitter

    - @tompaulus Email - tom@tompaulus.com