RC Hobby Things

Tiny Whoop

Tiny Whoops are cheap quadcopters with FPV capability. They are a lot of fun to fly and I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to get involved with quads! You can see a video of it flying here.

The Tiny Whoop assembled!
The Tiny Whoop assembled!
The RTF inductrix used as the base for the quad.
The RTF inductrix used as the base for the quad.

RC Car built for a UQ Robotics Hackathon

As part of a UQ Robotics Hackathon, we bought $15 remote controlled cars from Kmart that had shockingly bad range (only ~2 metres). So we had a hackathon to make them better! I used the NRF905 ISM band radio (430 MHz and 900MHz radio) to control the car. I made use of the LM317 breakout board that I made for a UQ Robotics PCB workshop to power the controller and the FPV camera on the car. Check out a video of the car driving here!

The innards of the modified car, showing the NRF905, the LM317 powering the camera and the USB dongle version 1 (only the 3.3V regulator) used to power the AVR and NRF905.
The innards of the modified car, showing the NRF905, the LM317 powering the camera and the USB dongle version 1 (only the 3.3V regulator) used to power the AVR and NRF905.
The assembled car with FPV!
The assembled car with FPV!
The custom controller built out of what I could find at home for a UQ Robotics hackathon
The custom controller built out of what I could find at home for a UQ Robotics hackathon