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4ld: ESC calibration

4ld: ESC calibration

luca November 2, 2014 3

The kit I brought from RCTimer included 4 ESC running the SimonK firmware. This firmware allows to calibrate the minimum and maximum values for the PWM signal. First you must connect the ESC directly to the receiver (bypassing the Naza flight

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4ld: Turnigy 9x transmitter pack

4ld: Turnigy 9x transmitter pack

luca October 31, 2014 0

In my previous post, I described the Turnigy 9x radio I chose for my quadricopter. The transmitter requires 8 AA batteries… looking for a more convenient solution to power it, I found on HobbyKing a suitable

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4ld: the radio has arrived

4ld: the radio has arrived

luca October 21, 2014 0

I finally received from HobbyKing the radio to control my quadricopter: a Turnigy 9x mode2 that also includes an 8-channels receiver: As I wrote in the first blog post about the building of my quadricopter, Mode2 means that

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4ld: Building

4ld: Building

luca October 14, 2014 0

Last Saturday I had some spare time to build my quadricopter… First, I tinned (with the help of some flux) the power pads on the bottom frame:   then I soldered (with the correct polarity:

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4ld: banana connectors soldered

4ld: banana connectors soldered

luca September 27, 2014 3

I finally received the banana connectors I needed to connect the motors (that ship with the male connectors already soldered) and the ESCs (sold without connectors): It’s quite easy to solder the connectors: first

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4ld: the kit from RCTimer

4ld: the kit from RCTimer

luca September 8, 2014 0

I’ve finally received the Quadrotor kit from RCTimer. This kit includes:       Unfortunately I didn’t realize reading the kit description on RCTimer website that the motors include the 3.5mm banana plugs but the

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4ld: the flight control board

4ld: the flight control board

luca September 2, 2014 0

I ordered the Naza-M Lite from Bizmodel, an italian DJI reseller and therefore I received it few days after my order. The main task for a flight control board is to adjust the power of the motors in order

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4ld: Introduction

4ld: Introduction

luca August 25, 2014 3

I decided to build my first quadricopter (named 4ld): in these blog posts you can follow step-by-step the build log and (hopefully ;)) the flights. I’m not really an expert: you can learn with me

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BlueMatrix

BlueMatrix

luca May 18, 2014 10

My latest project is a led matrix display, portable and controlled via Bluetooth from a PC or from an Android smartphone; I named it BlueMatrix. Here’s a short presentation video (non-italian guests: remember to

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Yún – Sketch Uploader

Yún – Sketch Uploader

luca February 10, 2014 17

One of the most useful features of Arduino Yun is the ability to upload your sketches via network, directly from the IDE (as I explained in a previous tutorial). Arduino’s IDE uses the Bonjour protocol

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