Connecting the Electronics and Starting to Design the Casing

Ok – Christmas is over and I’m back to work. I’m leaving the program for now and moving on to the physical quadcopter: once I have a finished and connected product it will be significantly easier to complete the code and test it.

The first step is to work out everything that will need to go into the quadcopter. Here’s a shortlist:

  • The 4-motor ESC. I’ve acquired a central speed controller that contains the circuitry for powering all four motors, negating the need to have a seperate ESC on each arm.

    4-motor ESC
    4-motor ESC


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Project and Component Break-down

Ok, so here’s a break-down of what aspects there are to this project, as well as a (preliminary) component list.

Of course, the main aspect of this project is programming: I need to turn the arduino into a fully functional flight controller. I’ll do a separate break-down on the code aspect of things.

So, the first part is going to be to design and 3D-print a physical frame for the drone. The reason that I’m going to 3D-print it is that I know from experience that it works very well for drones, being light and strong, and I have experience in CAD design and the manufacturing process for 3D-printing.
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