Checkout, Awards, and Pizza

Description

Checkout Day usually occurs on Reading Day after Final Reports have been turned in. You'll need to turn in your lab notebook, return all of the major parts belonging to the university to your TA, and make sure that nothing is missing from your lab kit before you will receive a grade in the class. After Checkout, a short Awards ceremony will be held to honor those who, in the course staff's opinions, have managed to deliver exemplary projects during the semester. Immediately afterwards, you are all welcome to celebrate your project completion with free pizza and soda with the rest of you classmates!

Requirements and Grading

The Checkout Form will be your documentation that you turned in the lab kit - both you and your TA need to sign it before you turn it in to your TA.

Submission and Deadlines

The specific date and time for lab checkout can be found on the the course calendar.

Propeller-less Multi-rotor

Ignacio Aguirre Panadero, Bree Peng, Leo Yamamae

Propeller-less Multi-rotor

Featured Project

Our project explored the every-expanding field of drones. We wanted to solve a problem with the dangers of plastic propellers as well as explore new method of propulsion for drones.

Our design uses a centrifugal fan design inspired by Samm Shepard's "This is NOT a Propeller" video where he created a centrifugal fan for a radio controlled plane. We were able to design a fan that has a peak output of 550g per fan that is safe when crashing and when the impeller inside damaged.

The chassis and fans are made of laser-cut polystyrene and is powered using brushless motors typically used for radio-controlled helicopters.

The drone uses an Arduino DUE with a custom shield and a PCB to control the system via Electronic Speed Controllers. The drone also has a feedback loop that will try to level the drone using a MPU6050.

We were able to prove that this method of drone propulsion is possible and is safer than using hard plastic propellers.

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