Computer Controlled RC Helicopter

rc helicopter

RC helicopters have become so cheap that they’re now a really attractive robotics platform. This guide gives a jumping off point for starting your own project. It covers how to integrate a Gumstix embedded linux system into the helicopter. Code is provided so that you can hook up a usb controller to your laptop and control the helicopter over Bluetooth. All you need to do after that is build some cool controls, hook up a speaker and start streaming Ride of the Valkyries.

[thanks Neurolizer]

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Hackaday Links

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[william] was blogging the 8th Annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition last weekend. You can find his coverage over at has a write up on “Best Newcomer”, the Mongoose, since the winner ran XP.

Talkin’ Kutztown
Screw camera
More info on Metros then you ever needed [via The Morning News]
OSX X86  Resources [via Digg]
DownloadSquad Linux World link roundup
[frank] has put up footage from the WiFi Shootout

Finally, from IpaqModder:

There are things in Ireland called net phones, They are found all over the world especially this model. It in Ireland is an eircom net phone, I found out the other day (by seeing an eircom technicians fat ass) there is a reset switch underneath. I pressed it with a key and indeed the box reset. But the best bit is by holding the q and the v key at startup it goes to admin mode, there is a setting in there to add websites to the free to view list, and one one of these in a payphone in dublin is free to view

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