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RichQ
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Re: Tricopter
RichQ   7/1/2013 1:27:23 PM
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Test equipment is good, but what do you do with the magnetic compass and accelerometer?

Michael Dunn
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Re: Tricopter
Michael Dunn   7/1/2013 11:26:33 AM
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I think what I'd like to work on with this board is some sort of multipurpose test equipment gizmo – a combination scope, generator, curve-tracer, component tester, DMM, etc.

Though I'll probably hook up a display and try coding a Game of Life first :-)

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Re: Tricopter
Michael Dunn   7/1/2013 11:04:57 AM
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I have a "copter" of some description, except the whole thing spins. There's the central little body, two wings (at 12:00 and 6:00 say), and two arms with small props (3:00 & 9:00), which thrust horizontally, not vertically. Hovering is...a challenge.

RichQ
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Tricopter
RichQ   7/1/2013 10:56:08 AM
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My first thought when I got one of those boards was to build a quadcopter, but then I decided that was too conventional, so I elected to build a tricopter. The three motor setup makes yaw control a challenge, as it is coupled with the other degrees of freedom, but that was to be part of the fun. Not gotten very far along, I'm sad to say.

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Programming
Michael Dunn   7/1/2013 10:23:26 AM
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Another nice thing about this board is the built-in USB programming/debug interface – no pod required. It's implemented by a second ARM MCU, a Cortex-M3!

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