Fixing a seat support that cracked (shattered?) in a crash
Articles in the Breaking category
Today was mostly a breaking day. The printed half-shaft design melted itself apart after some high voltage testing for a couple of minutes, so it's going to need a redesign.
Photos from Day 14: A replacement half-shaft and a broken front upright
One aspect of reviving the XMods parts that I have involves figuring out what I need to fix to get the shorter chassis running again.
The wheel mounting design leads to some slop in the location of the wheels. In taking apart the mechanism, it appears that the slop comes from the plastic bushings not locating the driveshaft precisely.
I decided to go for the full-break method of investigating the electronics, and while it worked out well to start, it's looking iffy going forward.
My background in electrical engineering involves the first 4 chapters of an electronics textbook I read on my phone when I had internet connection and power in town while hiking the Appalachian Trail. What can I figure out about how the circuit board works for the quadcopter?
Mechanically, it's in shambles. What's left in the rubble? I dive into the electronics to figure it out.
This has been a back burner project for a while; I'm now finally taking the time to take apart a quadcopter I've had for a while to see what goes into making it tick (and see if I can't mess with it a little bit too)
For a lot of my life, the robots I worked with were pretty close to what CS wants from them: a stream of sensor data in, nicely organized in a common format across all sensors. To make things happen, I stream some outputs in another selection of formats. The sensor …