This helpful Chrome extension is a recent project of mine. I used to use an extention called OneTab to sort all my countless programming references (aka StackOverflow questions), API docs and datasheets, and of course YouTube and SoundCloud playlists, but it was missing several key features that were important to me. Primarily, cloud syncing, and … More TabPlus, A Google Chrome Extention
Well, I haven’t updated my blog for 3 months. Now I’m on vacation to see relatives in Chicago, so I thought I’d finally get around to writing an update. I’ve been spending the last few months working more on my many other projects. Some highlights include a DMX RGB Pan/Tilt Gobo, and this elevator plugin for Minecraft. I’ve also of course been … More Wait… He’s still alive?
Well, I’ve finally gotten to the point where I actually need a Quadcopter to test the FC1. That means the hardware’s finished and the software is (at least partially) working! But the PID algorithms I’m using to make the device self-balance need some calibration, and naturally, I’ll need a drone to show off the flight controller with! … More Testing Quadcopter
Well, the MPU-9250 breakout board has come in, and I’ve spent today soldering it to the FC1 using NovaLabs’ extensive wire collection. I’ve placed the board so that it’s directly over the FC1’s built-in motion sensor, and the chip is facing the same direction. I haven’t gotten a chance to test the sensor with any 9 … More Motion Sensor Breakout Board
Well, it doesn’t look like prototype 4’s motion sensor is going to be working any time soon. I didn’t design the part’s footprint very well, and the pads on the PCB are actually peeling up. Some of them even look like they’ve been burned by the SMD reflow gun. So, without going through all the effort it … More So, the motion sensor isn’t working.
Yeah, so in case you hadn’t noticed, i’m not exactly big on making blog posts. But, seeing as I actually have a good bit to show at this point, I thought I’d show off some prototypes. I won’t blame you for not knowing, but I’ve already made a significant amount of headway on the FC1 project. In fact, … More A Blog Post!?