Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Project Flying Robot: Supporting The Blimpduino

As Maker Faire approached, my brother Damen and I were very busy working on something cool: support for the now-shipping Blimpduino kit!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Chris Anderson and Jordi Muñoz, the long awaited Blimpduino kit is now shipping at Makershed. As readers of this blog know, we have drawn a lot of inspiration from the Blimpduino. Now, we actually have 2 of them, and you can get your own. For less than $100, plus a few other items, and flying_robot software of course, you have everything you need for a complete experimenters kit for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at home.

There are a few mods you need to make to your Blimpduino, if you want to be cool like us, and control/reprogram it using a linked pair of XBee modems. We will post complete directions soon on how to mod your blimpduino into a flying_robot using Ruby Arduino Development.

In the meantime, you can look at the almost completed flying_robot for Blimpduino code here.

1 comment:

cchu said...

Hi Rob - I'm trying to get an Xbee on board a Blimpduino. Please contact me if you ever see this: strictlyrude27 -AT- gmail -DOT- com .