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leetZeppelin was build by me and Fredrik (@fleijon) for an exhibition that the company we work for, tretton37 (tretton = thirteen), had at a software conference. The blimp is powered with an Arduino fio that communicates with a computer using xbees and is controlled with a Wiimote connected to the same computer. For fun we added a tv-b-gone to it that could be triggered if the secret key combination  smiley-twist

More info and build log can be found at http://tretton37.com/blog/2011/11/25/leetzeppelin/



Hardware - Zeppelin
Arduino FIO
XBee
Servo motors
2 x  Servo motor or motor controller
Motor
Proppeler
Blimp Balloon Envelope (rctoys.com)
IR Led
Carbon fiber tube
Lego Gears
Lipo Battery – 1s 1000 mAh
 
Hardware - C&C
XBee
XBee Explorer USB
Wii mote
Computer running Linux
Bluetooth dongle

Have fun!
/Marcus
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looks good
but the video says "an error occurred please try later"
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try to reload the page or go to [url ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geMrAmBJsls[/url]
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yup fine now!
it must be later already
good looking machine
how do you control altitude?
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we controlled the altitude by change the direction of the motors


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er
I meant how do you make the blimp go up and down?
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the servo on the first picture change the angle on the motors so it change the direction of the trust from the motors.
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and the angle is controlled by the wiimote
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ah
that makes sense!
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