Added almost 2 years ago | 00:02:16 | 4725 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 almost 2 years ago | 00:01:59 | 3326 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 2 years ago | 00:02:36 | 3223 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 2 years ago | 00:01:36 | 4176 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 2 years ago | 00:01:51 | 3555 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 2 years ago | 00:04:33 | 3624 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 2 years ago | 00:03:35 | 4262 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 2 years ago | 00:01:48 | 2936 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 2 years ago | 00:02:40 | 4245 views
Random vehicles and other projects we brought to Maker Faire NY 2011.
Added over 2 years ago | 00:02:18 | 8092 views
Riding the stability envelope... More info: http://scolton.blogspot.com/search/label/4pcb
Added over 2 years ago | 00:00:57 | 8103 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 2 years ago | 00:02:01 | 8728 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 ...