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Telemetry is used to get in-flight data back to a ground station. For example, attitude (roll, pitch, yaw), altitude, GPS position, speed, battery voltages. It just gives you more feedback. It can ...

I would suggest trying lego mindstorms. It removes a lot of the electronics, and mechanical barriers when starting to learn about robotics.

In a helicopter (which has 2 rotors, one main rotor and one tail rotor) the angle of attack of the main rotor controls the altitude, pitch, and roll. The yaw is controlled by the counter-torque rotor (...

You can use google sketchup. It's free and should be allow you to do most of what you want. Solidworks would most likely fully match your requirements above. Since it is a one-time project, you ...

You won't be able to determine the position of the quadcopter with accelerometers or gyros or a combination of both. You can use either accelerometers or a combination of accelerometers and gyros to ...

There will be no control input term. You should take (x, xdot) as your state vector to formulate the Kalman filter properly. The primary sources of noise are the compass and the gyroscope. The ...

For both states, you are using sensors to give you the required information. One way to make this work properly: Use the gyroscope reading for your ω and your previous state estimate for your θ (or ...

Here are some that I know of: Solidworks student edition: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/education/cad-faq-students.htm (Free for students who use a school's privately assigned password, otherwise \$...

If you assume that the wind force you calculated is distributed evenly about the arm (reasonable assumption) then the torque about the shaft is the distance to the center of the arm (20 in) multiplied ...

Motion Profile Generation In the past, I've used a motion profile generator to solve this problem. To use it you would need the desired target position (set point), maximum velocity, and acceleration ...

Since the website for the arm doesn't provide useful technical specs. you will have to do some investigating yourself to figure out how to boost the speed. Some knowledge of electronics knowledge is ...