Added 1 year ago | 00:02:16 | 3251 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...
Added 1 year ago | 00:01:59 | 1932 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...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:36 | 2236 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
Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:36 | 2670 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: ...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:51 | 2532 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.
Added over 1 year ago | 00:04:33 | 2653 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...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:03:35 | 3964 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
Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:48 | 2651 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
Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:40 | 3949 views
Random vehicles and other projects we brought to Maker Faire NY 2011.
Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:18 | 7686 views
Riding the stability envelope... More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/search/label/4pcb
Added over 1 year ago | 00:00:57 | 7594 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...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:01 | 8189 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 ...