15 Dec

Paper Paper milestone write up: The link: https://www.overleaf.com/read/zkyzhqtbyvvk It's very welcome to have your comments and feedbacks. Thoughts about validation: Design parameters: Figure out a easy way to measure the design parameters of the physical blimps, the parameters space...

02 Dec

This past week, I focused on improving upon the altitude filtering algorithms I had tested previously for the blimps on FORAY. The previous two algorithms I had implemented (both in arduino and in MATLAB) were a moving average filter and an exponential filter (both first-order filters). Both intro...

24 Nov

Structure: 4 motors configuration (attackers) 3 motors configuration (defenders) Special case with the strong thrust Electronic system There are several components in our electrical system: Control board: NodeMCU-esp8266 Motor driver: tb6612-fng Motor : 8.5 * 20mm Propeller...

05 Nov

In case, we have a limited number of laptops to connect the game controllers and master devices. This experiment shows that multiple game controllers can be connected to the same laptop for communication. The current communication system is limited by the number of ports. We can overcome this limita...

03 Nov

Authors: Parth, Zhaoliang The details can be found in the github Motivation Previously, we introduced about how to control multiple WIFI-based control board through Blynk app. Though it's also convenient, it has two main drawbacks: The local Blynk server requires devices to have different...

02 Nov

Here are the design files for FORAY project, including 2.2g controller+battery case 1.2g battery case 0.4g motor case Design Files (there are 2 types of file: .eps is the vector design file, you can open using InkScape to edit if needed; .pdf is what i converted into A4 size pdf file, in...

28 Oct

Here is the prelab for the competition in November. link

27 Oct

Alternative Link Cut time: 8mins Folding time: 2mins Weight: 2.2g

27 Oct

Different configuration that I have tested: 4 motors configuration 2 motors + 1 fin configuration 2 motors + 1 fin configuration What is needed for the next step: origami gondola origami motor holder 3D printed motor holder:

21 Oct

I have spent the past weeks assembling a blimp on which to test a feedback control system to aid in controlling the blimp as well as building said control system. The picture below shows the experimental setup. So far, the blimp is assembled and controlled based on IMU motion. The video below...