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µracoli stands for microcontroller radio communications library and is intended to be a package that demonstrates capabilities and usage of Atmel's IEEE-802.15.4 radio transceivers AT86RF{230,231,212} in combination with AVR 8 bit microcontrollers (e.g. ATmega16, ATmega1281, ATmega128RFA1, ...).

Freitag, 22. Juni 2012

Picopter Instructable

Today a friend stumbled across Frank Zhaos Picopter project that is documented at http://www.instructables.com/id/Picopter/. The project basically consists of two PCBs, one is used as base station, connected with a Wii-Controller and via USB port with the PC. The other one is the flight modell, the "one-hand-sized" tiny little quadcopter. It looks like the ideal toy for kids up to the age of 40++ ;-).
The RF link between the Picopter and the base station is realized using ATmega128RFA1 driven by uracoli-code.
The Picopter has a lot of advanced technical gimmics like random RF channel selection and sensor data transmission to the PC, but I don't want to repeat Frank, better watch his video on youtube or here.

I personally like this project very much, and maybe once a day there will be a swarm of Picopters showing interesting flight manoeuvres.

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