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Aug 28th 2014

Know How... 108

Super Backup, RC Parts List, & Feedback

Lunchbox with braiiiiiiins!
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Braiiiiiins for Project Lunchbox

Maybe Project Lunchbox is going to get some brains! Brent Burnette (in the Know How G+ Group) sent us the link to an AWESOME possible addition to Project Lunchbox A company by the name of "3D Robotics" has been making a "Multiplatform Auto Pilot" for planes, boats... and land vehicles - They've created two products, the "APM" and the "Pixhawk" auto-pilot boards that can run missions with a set of pre-programmed GPS waypoints. The APM was originally created as a UAV system -- built on the Arduino Platform. - It won the 2012 Outback UAV challenge - It allowed them to turn ANY fixed wing, rotary or multirotor vehicle (in other words, plane/copter/quad-copter) into a GPS-programmable autonomous vehicle. If we were to use it in Project Lunchbox, we would install the controller between the reciever and the servos/speed controller. - It could be programmed to follow a pre-programmed GPS path - It could also be set to "learn" a path as driven by the user The platform also has the ability to use $115.00 Ball Bearing Set - $15.00 Futaba 2 Channel AM Remote Control - $44.00 2 x 2.3v 3800mAh Batteries + Tenergy Smart Charger - $60.00 Total Price (As Built) - $234.00 If Project Lunchbox is too expensive: Tamiya Grasshopper Kit (Includes 380 Motor and ESC) - $94.00 Futaba 2 Channel AM Remote Control - $44.00 7.2V 1500mAg 6-Cell NiCD Battery Pack - $12.00 Tenergy Trickle Charger - $7.00 Total Price - $157

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