Build your own quadcopter – 10 May 2014

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ZARCDEV is planning a “Build your own quadcopter” course on the 10th of May 2014 at House4Hack.

Included in the course is the following:

  • Background and some theory of flight
  • What makes it fly and what stops it from flying (the latter is quite important!)
  • How to fly safely and grow the sport (don’t be a dork!)
  • The components of the quadcopter and how they fit together
  • Some soldering basics
  • Step-by-step building the quadcopter
  • Pre-flight
  • Your first flight
  • 1 free flying lesson (learn with a toy copter before you check the cat’s 9 lives)

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Light painting at SciBono

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Tech4Africa will be at SciBono this year, we (Arnold, Nico and me) visited there a couple of nights ago and did some light painting using neopixel equiped quadcopters and freakin’ lazers!

Thanks also to Richard for coordinating and Michael Ellis and his team at SciBono for their support on the night.

We are doing two talks this year at Tech4Africa – please vote if you have not done so yet:
Build your own drone (http://vote.tech4africa.com/session-327) &
3D print a flying robot (http://vote.tech4africa.com/session-328)

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FPV at Valhalla

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Friday’s weather started out quite miserably, so we only got to the Valhalla baseball fields at around 13:00.

However, the day really improved and we had lots of phun flying FPV planes and quadcopters.

Zer0T1lt recorded some footage using his GoPro and new gimbal and edited that into a great summary of the site and day:

Nico and I tried some formation flying and Nico edited the best scenes together – at some point his plane is so close to mine, you can read the writing on the wing!!!

 

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