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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Need help finding right hardware (arducopter) on: July 06, 2011, 03:34:00 pm
What do you plan to store on the SD card?

Store images, primarily. For UAVs to be a viable theme for me to work on in my thesis, I can't expect it to always have a connection with a computer or something to send the information to. Not sure what information I will make it gather, but I expect it to be primarily images, but possibly also coordinates (position + altitude).

What are the cameras for?

Primarily gathering information in some way, that will be processes by a computer.

What WiFi unit do you plan on using? What range does it off/do you expect?

I plan on using XBee Pro 900 maybe. I have never worked with this stuff before, so I basically don't know nothing about what alternatives are good. Basically, the longer range the better, but I think 10km is a good start. Don't think I'll have too much use of any longer.
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Need help finding right hardware (arducopter) on: July 05, 2011, 01:35:11 pm

First, I haven't worked anything with Arduino before, so I have very little knowledge about hardware etc, and I don't know much about electronics (soldering etc). What I know is programming smiley-razz

Anyways, I'm looking to make a quadcopter using Arduino that I can use in my master thesis in computer science. So I have no interest in doing all the programming to get it flying etc. So I was thinking about just using the Arducopter framework and build on from that (if anyone knows of a better alternative of a open source project, let me know smiley-razz ). As far as I have seen from the project, it has a lot of what I want, such as a fairly nice mission planer, partly autonomous behavior etc.

So, as I said in the start, I have little knowledge about what hardware that exists, what hardware that works together and so on. So, I need help finding components that I want/need smiley

I have found this kit that seems nice (description of product is in english).

What I want is:
  • Gyro
  • GPS
  • Local storage (SDcard I guess)
  • Video camera
  • IR camera (preferably video)
  • WiFi (want to control using PC. Don't need to control it as a "normal" RC car/plane/whatever)
  • Battery
  • Distance sensor/sonar
  • Anything else that might be needed

As I understand it, the kit comes with a device to find the direction (magnetometer).

For network I want something with good range, so I figure this might do it?.

It'd also be nice to be able to differentiate between objects and the ground, as I want it to work in forested areas.
3  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Re: Need help with finding right hardware on: July 05, 2011, 01:34:13 pm
Uh oh, I guess that's where I have to post then ^^ Thx
4  Community / Gigs and Collaborations / Need help with finding right hardware on: July 03, 2011, 08:33:36 am
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