So we wanted to let you know that as of this week we will have more Crius AIOP boards available. In addition to getting more boards in, they are the newest version as well. AIOP v2!
The new boards feature a PPM Sum Input Channel, and an on-board 16MBit Data flash chip for automatic datalogging as the main new features. There is also solder pads for breaking out pins D32~37 & PG1~PG5!
Overall these new boards look VERY VERY sweet, and our shipment should be arriving early (we are hoping Monday morning) this week.
So, we have been tossing around the idea for a while now of trying to get a Quadcopter to mate with a Hexapod and produce us a mechanical offspring that could walk and fly. So when we came across the opportunity to get a PhantomX Hexapod kit from our friends over at Trossen Robotics we jumped at the chance. Thanks again to the guys over at Trossen for the Kit, and your assistance.
Our first attempt at getting a Quadcopter that could walk involved locking the two machines in a closet for a few days in hopes nature would take its course. When it became apparent this approach wasn’t going to work we knew we had to intervene.
We are releasing the first version of our 2 Axis GoPro Gimbal. It uses Dynamixel AX-12 robotic servos to control it. These servos provide 300 degrees of rotation with a 0.35 degree resolution. The gimbal is controlled via an on-board Arduino micro-controller that accepts PWM input and controls the Dynamixel AX-12 servos.
The Dynamixel AX-12 2 Axis GoPro gimbal can be mounted just about anywhere,and provide you with a way to control your camera to get the shots you want.
We have been working on a tripod mounted Pan/Tilt gimbal and decided a good use would be to test out using it as a GPS based Antenna tracker for our FPV gear we use on our Quadcopter and Multirotors. The antenna is controlled via our Ground Station which reads the GPS positions of the Quadcopter and tells the antenna where to face so that you are always facing the Quadcopter for best the best signal.
Mad Lab Industries is gearing up for the holidays, Halloween to be specific. We have some cool products that needed some Halloween spirit so what better than to have some flying ghosts and spiders. Here is a quick test video we uploaded of the ghosts flying in some nice wind. Now to get the giant spider rigged for flight and we will have a video of that soon too.
MadLab Industries is proud to release the Crius AIO Pro Flight Controller Case and GPS expansion Stack & case. The case is made from HDPE sheet ½ inch thick, machined out to enclose the Crius AIO Pro Flight Controller securely, safely and absorb vibration. An additional HDPE Stack is available to expand the Base Case to hold the GPS expansion including an XBee Wire Antenna. All Inputs and Outputs are laser etched on the lid, Company Logos and Text can also be engraved. A black and white image is required for custom engraving.
Here is a current version of our PID’s shipping with our RTF’s
Use the APM Mission Planner Advanced Parameters to load this file, Save your current config as a backup.
For safety and protection of you and your equipment be sure to:
Download X-CTU and Config Files.
*You may need to Right-Click and Save-as for the config files.
Have ready a USB Mini Cable, XBEE explorer or such, Both XBee’s.
We suggest marking one as the base unit by adding a small section of shrink wrap to the antenna.
Download Arduino 1.0.1 and MegaPirate