[vcf-midatlantic] Mad science experiment

Steven Michelsen stevenm at optonline.net
Mon Sep 26 20:49:22 EDT 2016


As I understand it, to maintain control of a typical quadcopter, the flight controller adjusts the speed of each rotor several hundred times a second, based on feedback from various sensors - this may (!) be beyond the Apple //e.  Besides, the quad couldn't carry it!


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Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] Mad science experiment

Tonight's insanity: Lego drone programmed in Logo.

Someone (presently) sell an expensive Lego drone kit, controlled by a phone app, using a mixture of Legos and custom parts.

Why not do the same on an Apple //e using only 1980s Lego parts and Logo?

This will be incredible if I can get it working for World Maker Faire next weekend. I am focusing hard on a lightweight and efficient design.

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