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Poster

This is the poster that I made for the WMG annual conference:

Poster Thumbnail

Click here to download the PDF

Mon 01 Aug 2011, 14:15 | Tags: Mikrokopter, HexaKopter, progress, lidar, hovering, mapping, slam, poster

3D Mapping Video

This is a video I made last week demonstrating the current mapping capabilities of the hexacopter.

To download the higher quality video click here (WMV format)

Mon 22 Nov 2010, 11:28 | Tags: Mikrokopter, Helicopter, HexaKopter, progress, testing, computer, lidar, video, mapping, slam

It's all coming together...

The mounting brackets that were designed last week have now been manufactured.

The bracket that holds the LiDAR to the top of the helicopter is pictured below, it was laser cut out of 0.7mm stainless steel.
CAD Drawing of LiDAR bracket
Lidar Mounting Bracket

The second bracket bolts on to the underneath of the helicopter and holds the battery, computer and power distribution board. Also made of 0.7mm stainless
CAD Drawing of Battery/Computer Mount Computer / Battery Mount

Here is a photo of the computer stack without wiring. The brown board closest to the camera still has a few components that needs attaching. These components will allow the computer to control the heli.
Computer Stack

 Both the LiDAR and the computer stack attached on the helicopter, still no wires (that is a job for next week).
Everything Attached

You can see all the photos here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/meng/wmr/projects/uav/photos/mountingthesensors/

Sat 08 May 2010, 12:16 | Tags: Mikrokopter, Helicopter, HexaKopter, assembly, progress, payload, computer, lidar