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.