Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Building a mini-quad

Sometimes a full size quad can just be too big to fly. Crashing them usually means breaking something so you tend to want to fly them in large areas and very conservatively. For experimentation purposes (and frankly just for fun) a micro quad can be cheaper to build, require less space to fly and generally survive crashes better (as they are generally much lighter). I've been looking to build a 'serious' micro quad for a while. By serious, I mean with a real flight controller and enough power for acrobatic flight.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Sydney Vivid Festival 2012

Slide show of my Flickr Vivid 2012 set.

A new distraction

With photography becoming more and more popular it's becoming harder to find those unique places or shots that stand out from the crowd. With this in mind, as well as a healthy amount of childhood wonder and a large dose of nerdish gadgetry love, I've embarked on trying to build a multi-copter platform that can lift a decent camera (~ 1.5Kg) into the air safely and with enough stability to hopefully be able to take some unique shots.

Build MK II
This post is all about building my first quad-copter.