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Contact Amir Guindehi <>
Description This is a community-driven open source project building a modern autonomously flying multicopter.
Members Amir, Axel, Christi, Dracos-Carazza, Fxkr, Jeroen, Mattes, Spida, Trh
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Self-organized Sessions UAVP-NG Developer Meeting
Tags multicopter, uavp, quadcopter, c, embedded, software, hardware, diy, microcontroller, electronics
Registered on 28 September 2014 20:11:25
Location for self-organized sessions no
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Brings Many Quadcopters/Hexacopters/Octocopters, soldering and electronic debugging equipment, oscilloscopes, ....
Seats needed 25
Extra seats 0
Assembly specification 2. We'd like to come together with a lot of people, a spot with lot's of people passing by and good visibility would be nice., 3. We need something special or in between those options: Please specify in the field planning notes.
Planning notes We had a nice spot on the second floor at 29c3 with lots of people passing through between session changes, that was very nice. At 30c3 we were in the hackcenter and we were not as happy as the year before. Since we do a lot of hardware hacking and soldering of complex PCBs a well lit space would be nice! The hackcenter usually is too dark... We will be 20-25 people requiring table-space for setting up our electronics and lab equipment as well as some room for test flying.


UAVP-NG is a quadrocopter project. We develop our own flight controller (FC) PCBs and a small operating system (NGOS) that runs on them.



  • How high does it fly? How far does it go? The limiting factor is that you need to maintain visual contact (both for practical and legal reasons). Copters *could* fly much farther and much higher. For example, the radio systems typically have a range of ~1km, give or take (longer range versions are available).
  • How long does it fly? Depends on the copter and flying style, but typically 10-15 minutes.
  • How much does it cost? Depends, but if you start from scratch you'd probably need at the very least ~600€. Realistically, most people will spend much more than that.
  • How do you fly? Depends, but generally one stick does throttle and yaw ("spin the copter") while the other one does nick/roll ("tilt the copter"). When you let go of the nick/roll stick, the copter either evens itself out ("accelerometer mode") or maintains it's current orientation ("heading hold mode").
  • What sensors does it have? The only thing you need is a gyroscope. Our FCs also have an accelerometer, a barometer, a compass and GPS. Extension ports for additional sensors are available. For example, we've experimented with ultra-sound distance sensors. (Feature list of our flight controllers:

Current state

  • HW-0.24-mini is an LPC2148-based flight controller. It's been airborne since 29c3. This can be considered our "stable" version.
  • HW-0.30 is a major new version based on two (!) STM32F407 microcontrollers (one for the actual flight control, one for user applications) and a dualport RAM used for fast memory based communication between the two. The first prototype was tested during 30C3 and is airborne since January 2014.
  • HW-0.30-mini is a downsized (to our smaller format of 55x55mm) version of the new HW-0.30, containing just one STM32F407 and no dualport RAM but otherwise having all of the same features. First prototypes are assembled and working well so far. It's airborne since beginning of December 2014.

Who's coming?

The following developers will show up for sure:

Name Status Presence Comments Phone Extension
Spida Developer 26.12.-31.12. will bring HW0.23-mini, HW0.24-mini, NGblc-4mini, HW0.30-mini 4217
Amir Developer 26.12.-31.12. will bring HW0.23-mini, HW0.24-mini, NGblc-4mini, HW0.30-r0 -
Axel Developer 26.12.-31.12. - -
Christi Developer 27.12.-30.12. will bring HW0.22-mini, HW0.24-mini, NGblc-4mini -
Dracos-Carazza Developer 27.12.-30.12. will bring HW0.24-mini, HW0.30-mini, NGblc-4mini -
Loci Pilot 27.12.-30.12. will bring Thekla :-) -
Grisu Pilot 27.12.-30.12. - -
J-Zero Pilot 27.12.-30.12. - -
fxkr Developer 26.12.-30.12. 0.24-mini 3957 ("[f][x][k][r]")
mattes Developer 27.12.-29.12. 0.24-mini -
trh Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -
BenG Developer 26.12.-31.12. HW0.24-min, HW0.30-r1 6655
Toxios Developer 26.12.-31.12. HW0.30-r1 -
Jeroen Developer 27.12.-30.12. HW0.24-min 8833

Hardware presentation

Since most of us will bring one or more of their Copters with them, we will have quite some hardware of different hardware revisions to show.