|Welcome to the Quaduino project!|
Quadrocopters are neat, but in doing the research to build my own I was struck time and time again by how expensive and difficult to modify they ended up being, largely due to the customized control boards.
I intend to build one with an Arduino (possibly more than one should the processing be required) replacing those pricey electronics. The result, hopefully, will be a $200 brushless quadrocopter with a very accessible developing environment (no hardware needed to alter the code, just plug in a usb cable!), and the potential to easily upgrade into a full-fledged UAV. The arduino is a very nice little platform. It's open source, has considerably more memory than a PIC, and has a very active community with lots of code freely available.
Code - Place all your code in your own folder. Feel free to look at other people's, but don't muck with it.
Hardware - All the parts you'll need to build a Quaduino
Links - There's no reason we need to start from scratch. Here are some projects that have already tackled some of the problems we face.
Personal Build Logs:
SVN (not in use until we have multiple authors working on the same code)