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tinyKart: Snow Drifting

tinyKart: Snow Drifting

Added over 2 years ago | 00:02:16 | 5090 views

Snow drifting with an ultralight (25kg / 26kg filled with snow) electric go-kart during the March snowstorm. The kart has independent RWD and about five horsepower, so it puts on a good show. More info on the kart: http://scolton.bl...

PCB Quadrotor: Strobe Vibration Visualization

PCB Quadrotor: Strobe Vibration Vis...

Added over 2 years ago | 00:01:59 | 3660 views

One of the challenges of making a PCB-based micro quadrotor has been vibrations in the relatively thin, flexible frame. To visualize the vibrations, I used a strobe light set to a frequency that is slightly higher or lower than the prope...

tinyKart: Winter Special

tinyKart: Winter Special

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:02:36 | 3478 views

Some say that his urine turns snow blue, and that he doesn't believe in polar bears.More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/p/cap-kart.html#tinykart

4pcb: More Balanced Props | 1-17-12

4pcb: More Balanced Props | 1-17-12

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:36 | 4497 views

I tried balancing the props as well as I could using a new, better method. You can tell from the sound that they're still not perfect, but the improvement in hover stability allowed me to learn a new trick: hand launching.More info: ...

tinyKart: Testing New Motors and Battery

tinyKart: Testing New Motors and Ba...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:51 | 3877 views

Motors: 2x EMP C6374-200 (2.5kW peak each)http://www.leaderhobby.com/product.asp?ID=9394001224160Battery: 12S3P A123 26650M1-sorta-B (39.6V, 6.9Ah, 30mΩ) Still has some controller issues to sort out, but it works well.

4pcb: More Testing

4pcb: More Testing

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:04:33 | 3871 views

More PCB quadrotor testing: - Square-root control law. - Learning to fly in Mode 4. (http://www.rc-airplane-world.com/image-files/rc-transmitter-mode-4.gif) - Bloopers.   More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/p/flying-thi...

4pcb - Printed Circuit Quadrotor: New Digital IMU

4pcb - Printed Circuit Quadrotor: N...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:03:35 | 4445 views

Testing a new digital IMU (Pololu minIMU-9: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1265) on 4pcb, a printed circuit board quadrotor. More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/search/label/4pcb

Nightkarting

Nightkarting

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:48 | 3137 views

Test driving tinyKart, our 55lb ultralight electric go-kart at full power in a parking garage climb. More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/p/cap-kart.html#tinykart

Maker Faire NY 2011 - Random Vehicles

Maker Faire NY 2011 - Random Vehicles

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:02:40 | 4464 views

Random vehicles and other projects we brought to Maker Faire NY 2011.

4pcb: Loop Tuning - 8/29/11

4pcb: Loop Tuning - 8/29/11

Added 3 years ago | 00:02:18 | 8312 views

Riding the stability envelope... More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/search/label/4pcb

4pcb: Test Hops - 8/26/11

4pcb: Test Hops - 8/26/11

Added 3 years ago | 00:00:57 | 8361 views

4pcb is a miniature quadrotor built on a single printed circuit board. (The board is its structure and its electronics.) It weighs 125 grams and is powered by four brushless motors. The processor is an Arduino Mini. It's radio controlled...

tinyKart: 8/21/11

tinyKart: 8/21/11

Added 3 years ago | 00:02:01 | 8994 views

tinyKart is our ultralight electric go-kart. It currently weighs 55lbs with a final target of 53lbs. The top speed is 30mph (controller limited). The custom chassis is made from aluminum plate and extrusion. It's propelled by two 2kW RC ...

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