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Adam Oakley

I love to design and build all sorts of things, especially if they involve microcontrollers

Vancouver, BC
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Diego González wrote 02/18/2016 at 21:24 point

Hi Adam!,


I am Michel Gonzalez. Your projects are very interesting!.


I have a personal goal that is make my own drone. I have a mechanical design but I can´t understand how program it and what components I could use. I am begginer in Drones.

Could you help me with these? 

I thought of using an Arduino but I have no idea about programming. The drone mass will be between 0.25 - 1kg




Thank you Adam,

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Adam Oakley wrote 02/19/2016 at 00:06 point

Thanks for taking a look at my projects. The programming is easy if you buy the right hardware. I used a nanowii arduino board (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22322__MultiWii_NanoWii_ATmega32U4_Micro_Flight_Controller_USB_GYRO_ACC.html).

This board has the sensors needed for a quadcopter (gyro, accelerometer) and you can plug your motor controllers into it. You don't need to use this exact board but try to find an arduino board that is designed for quadcopters.

To program this board I used the MultiWii software (http://www.multiwii.com/). This software has a lot of features and supports the nanowii board so it is fairly simple to configure it. In my case I had to do some heavy modifications to get it working with a PS2 controller. If you purchase a standard RC remote (not for an RC car, for flying) then you don't need to modify the MultiWii software. 

I purchased my RC remote, motors, propellers and motor controllers (ESC) from hobbyking. I suggest you look up some guides about how to use MultiWii or how to build a quadcopter. There should be lots of information out there to help you. 

Best of luck!

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Nicolas Berger wrote 02/03/2016 at 22:46 point

Hey, thank you for your interest in the Joysix.
I will do my best to update and document it.

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Adam Oakley wrote 02/03/2016 at 22:48 point

No problem! It's a very cool idea

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