Mock Demo

Description

The mock demo is an informal but mandatory event held with your TA during your weekly meeting time. At this point, the major sub-systems of your project should have been constructed, but perhaps not yet integrated or tested. These sub-systems correspond to the blocks originally outlined in the Project Proposal and improved upon in your Design Review.

Requirements and Grading

If you are present, you will earn full points for the mock demo. Thus, no score is directly attached to your progress by this point, but adequate progress is critical if the project is to be completed on time.

Submission and Deadlines

Nothing needs to be submitted on the course website. You should bring hardware to your weekly TA meeting, during which the mock demo will take place.

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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