I thought I’d talk a little bit here about my (crazy?) project of controlling a quadricopter using, amongst other things, a Maestro module.
It’s all explained here: bitoniau.blogspot.fr/2013/05/usi … ssion.html
I basically replaced the standard RC transmission system with a home-made one based on WiFi:
[ul][li]on the ground, I use a WiFi-equipped PC with a joystick to send commands to the Quadricopter[/li]
[li]in the air, the Quadricopter is equipped with a Raspberry Pi (hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor … 8_PA_.html).[/li][/ul]
This seems pretty overkill, but it opens the door to a lot of interesting things, like for example dual-commands: bitoniau.blogspot.fr/2013/07/qua … chool.html which works surprisingly well!
Anyway, thanks Pololu for the Maestro, it’s pretty awesome to use.
By the way, I’ve written a cross-platform C++ lib (for Windows, Linux and Mac) to control the Maestro using the serial interface. It’s here for everyone to use: bitoniau.blogspot.fr/2012/12/con … puter.html