ROSPPM: ROS Package for Accessing RC Transmitters

Jaeyoung Lim Introduction RC Transmitters are used to control miniature cars and planes for a long time. Although the technology has evolved quite a long way, RC transmitters are still the most reliable way to gain control of a UAV for long distances. RC Transmitters are very simple to use and works in very long…

PX4 Software-In-The-Loop(SITL) Simulation on Gazebo

Jaeyoung Lim Introduction PX4 is a great platform to implement a UAV system based on a opensource autopilot. One of the great features of PX4 is that you can run a SITL simulation(Software in the loop simulation) to simulate your flight on simulation. This is useful as you can check new mission or control algorithms…

External Position Control of a Quadrotor Using USB2PPM

Jaeyoung Lim Overview A USB2PPM interface was developed which enables a PC to interact directly with the RC transmitter trainer port. External Position Control was successfully demonstrated to show that the computer can successfully control real-time applications using the USB2PPM controller. This can be used for sending simple data in long distances (~2km) in a…

[Interactive Media] Sound Visualizer

This is a “Sound Visualizer”. I made this program for fun using Max MSP and Processing. Max MSP detects the sound and Processing draws some cool graphics. Enjoy the Video! Features – Sound Visualizer is consist of two programs : Mixer, Sound Visualizer. – You can set up Threshold from Mixer : Sound Threshold and Line in Threshold. – It…

PX4 Offboard Control Using MAVROS on ROS

This post is written by Jaeyoung Lim Overview Recently opensource autopilots have become reliable by various failsafe functions integrated by the opensource community. Developing different softwares for each application can be time consuming and hard to verify the reliablility of the software. An alternative to modifying the autopilot software, is to use an onboard computer…

Non-Symmetric Non-Planar Quadrotor

This project started out as an experiment. The idea was that standard flight controllers should be able to control non-planar shaped quadrotors as long as the control board is mounted near the center of gravity. I decided to try the idea out. The project addresses the symmteric / non-symmetric forms of non-planar motor layouts. Basic…