Using a Maestro to control a quadcopter

Posted by Jon on 17 September 2013
Using a Maestro to control a quadcopter

Jacques Bitoniau built a custom control system for his quadcopter that replaces a conventional RC transmitter/receiver and features the ability to switch between two different operators for training purposes. In his system, the operator moves a joystick and a WiFi-equipped PC sends commands to a Raspberry Pi, which communicates with one of our Maestros to produce signals for a flight controller.

Jacques also wrote a C++ library for Windows, Linux, and Mac to control the Maestro using its serial interface. (You can now find this as a Recommended Link on our Maestro product pages.)

You can read more about Jacques’s control system in his forum post.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7351

2 comments

Hello,

I'm trying to make a quadcopter with raspberry pi and i'm still learning. I don't understand how u manage to control all the motors only with raspberry pi and if you want to give some photos or some help that would be great..:D Can the raspberry pi "mount" a KK controller in order to keep the movements of the KK controler and not write a new program?

Thanks!
Hello.

I am not entirely sure who you are addressing, but we did not make the quadcopter featured in this blog post. So, you might get a more detailed response if you ask the person who made this directly. You could start by posting in the thread they shared their project to.

-Jon

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