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Intro to the Arduino Yun - LMI73

 

This week we give a little intro into the Arduino Yun.  The Arduino Yun has 2 different chipsets, one running a small version of linux and the same chipset that is used on most arduinos.  You et the best of both worlds and that also includes wifi.

 

Using these 2 different chipsets changes how things work though so we try to go through and explain those changes.

 

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Multirotor Motors and Learning Electronics - LMI77

 

This week we talk about motors for your flying multi-rotors.  We also introduce our first week of Learning Electronics.

 

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The Math When Building A Multirotor (Quadcopter) - LMI75

 

This is the first week in our multi-week series on building multirotor flying things (my wife calls them toys).  The math we cover in this episode is the same if you a building a quadcopter, hexacopter, octocopter and even a tricopter.

We decided to tackle the math part first because before you buy any parts you need to know what parts and what values for those parts you need.

So many times people skip this step and get a mashup of parts that do not work well or maybe not even work at all without smoke.

We have seen so many people talking about the values without understanding what the values mean and spreading mis-information.  We hope to clear all of that up in this episode.

 

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Turn a $60 RC Radio Into A Fully Featured High End Radio - LMI76

 

This week I walk through modifying my Flysky 9X with an LCD back Light, A programmer so I can flash open source code onto it and also upgrade the RF module to a FR-Sky RF module which gets me better range, a failsafe option if I fly out of range and telemetry data back.

The radio is available for $59 and the upgrades are about $40 total.  So for $100 you get a radio that is worth $300 - $400.

Plus, I flash the new code so you can see how much better the new code is than what came on the radio.  I now have much more flexibility with the switches, the interface makes sense and so much more.

 

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Old Project Review And Big Announcement - LMI74

 

This week we take a look back at the doggie door button and show you the finished project working and talk about where we are going to take it.

We also have an announcement for the upcoming new season of Let's Make It.


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