Eagle Assignment

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This assignment introduces you to the Eagle PCB layout software. You will use the Eagle software to design the PCB of a predefined circuit, including the design of custom packages. Please see the assignment sheet for details on the circuit that must be created and the Eagle Tutorial for help with using Eagle.

Note that although other PCB layout software exists, Eagle is quite popular and creates files that the ECE electronics shop can utilize to create the boards for you. Feel free to use another software package, but realize that this may limit your ability to have your board fabricated in house, requiring you to contract to an outside shop. More information on this can be found on the Order a PCB page.

Requirements and Grading

Grading will follow the rubric found at the end of the assignment sheet. Please note that students are required to complete this assignment individually.

Submission and Deadlines

Students will submit their eagle files to their TA via email by the deadline listed on 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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