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Blimp rev 3

A project log for Remote Control Mini Blimp!

Mini blimp flies through hoops! Features 3 DC motors/ propellers, battery charging, and wireless communication.

Sophi KravitzSophi Kravitz 04/05/2018 at 01:014 Comments

Putting this PCB together has been quite a journey.

While soldering QFNs I broke down and purchased a microscope and a hot air tool. The hot air tool was really cheap and is already loudly rattling after only a month in the shop. 

I just received a board back from @oshpark that has some new accoutrements:

It is all working well and it is the correct weight.

Things to fix in next rev:

Discussions

Ted Yapo wrote 04/05/2018 at 13:20 point

How much less does it weigh with the props turning? :-)

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 04/05/2018 at 16:57 point

HAHAHA. I measured thrust at 4.7 grams. Uploading image now :)

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oshpark wrote 04/05/2018 at 03:02 point

Very exciting to see your progress.  We love the board design.

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zakqwy wrote 04/05/2018 at 02:32 point

tag connect! the only programming connection that _saves_ weight. 

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