Tuesday, January 17, 2012


A few weeks ago I stumbled on this thread on the RC Groups forum. It is about how a man used a Wii Motion Plus Gyro and a programmable chip from Texas Instruments to make what would normally be a $150-1200 Quadcopter flight stabilization system. I did a little more research, and found out that people where doing the same thing, more commonly with a Arduino Mini Pro as the programmable piece. Of course, I had to give it a try. I have ordered all of the parts so that I can build a Quadcopter with the Arduino/Wii combo. I will also be using a Wii Nunchuck. That will provide an accelerometer, which will give me an auto level feature. Basically that means that when I hold my controls in the center the Quadcopter will find level and hover all by itself. My plans are for a 16-18" Quacopter. That is a good size for carrying a Gopro, but not too  big. More updates and a build log to come.


  1. Does it have any fomula and or coding?


  2. Yes, it does have coding. The Arduino Pro Mini board needs to be programmed. It is not meant for quadcopters, like it could do anything that it was programmed to. Since it is popular, there is prewritten code online that I will download and load onto it. Basically the code just turns it into something that reads the gyro and accelerometer and mixes that into any control inputs from the reciever

  3. If you want to see the code that will be loaded onto the Arduino board, it is the top one on this list http://code.google.com/p/multiwii/downloads/list