Website http://ng.uavp.ch
Contact congress2015@ng.uavp.ch
Description This is a community-driven open source project building a modern autonomously flying multicopter.
Members Amir, Fxkr, Jeroen, Spida, Trh
Projects DarkChannel, UAVP-NG
Self-organized Sessions create self-organized session
Tags multicopter, uavp, quadcopter, c, embedded, software
Registered on 13 November 2015 16:46:40
Location for self-organized sessions yes
Self-organized session notes Introduction to NGOS, the NG flight control software.
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Location
Note: The location on the map does not represent a reservation of a location and might not represent the actual place, where a assembly can be found. The place can be changed within the form of the assembly by anyone. It will be updated by the assembly itself on day 0 or day 1 as soon as the actual location is known.
Orga contact congress2015@ng.uavp.ch
Brings We bring a lot of Multicopter hardware, soldering irons, electrical measurement equippment and everything one needs to develop and build Multicopter hardware.
Character of assembly place to show and meet
Seats needed 20
Extra seats 5
Assembly specification want quiet place, want sit public, want bright light, want taking pictures allowed
Planning notes Wanted neigbourhood: Other Multicopter projects
past congress review We were in the hackcenter which was a bit to noisy and dark for our needs. We like to have bright light to be able to work on electronics stuff and to demonstrate hard- and software. The best place we ever had was the first time in the new building where we were placed upstairs in front of one of the conference rooms. Great light, great folks passing by and a lot of attentions from interested peoples.


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

UAVP-NG Night Action
HW0.24-mini
HW0.30
HW0.30-mini


FAQ

  • 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: http://ng.uavp.ch/Family)

Current state

  • 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. It 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. It is airborne since beginning of December 2014.
  • HW-0.24-mini is an LPC2148-based flight controller. It's been airborne since 29c3. This can be considered our "old, stable" version.

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. - -
trh Developer 26.12.-30.12. depends on luggage capacity -
Jeroen Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -
Dracos-Carazza Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -
Yatekii Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -
Fxkr Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -
MarkusBec Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -
Mattes Developer 26.12.-30.12. - -

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.