Thought I’d put out a formal introduction on here. I’m James, I’ve previously been a member of Hackspace and joined SLMS quite some months back. I’m yet to really use the space as it takes me a while to orientate myself and until so can be quite shy.
The current project I’m working on is I’m building a hexacopter that is capable of autonomous flight, performing aerial photography.
Why did I not just buy a high end drone capable of achieving this?
I want to put my DSLR in the sky being able to capture the shots I want with the camera I choose. A store bought drone would only be capable at best of lifting a go pro, whilst you can achieve good shots on a go pro I need something a little bigger to get a dslr in the air and also method to control the camera.
My plan is to once I have a flying machine to build a 2 axis brushless gimbal for my camera using both 3d printed and laser cut parts. Once again thank you @petra for putting on so many laser cutter inductions. Next im waiting on is @3dtechs putting on some more and I’ll be way on my way.
To control the camera itself, whilst aerial im using a raspberry pi, apache and gphoto2 to create web server from which I can remotely control all camera settings from any browser. Currently I’ve got a pi zero on order so ill be looking for ways I can hack the antennas on that.
Other than that I love making things for the house but often lack the space and tools to achieve my dreams… Really looking forward to getting on one of the @woodtechs inductions.
Im likely going to be in the space more and more often as my project develops. If anyone is around in the space who doesn’t mind showing me around the electronics station a little more in detail it would be greatly appreciated. I plan on spending some time desoldering and soldering over the weekend.
Have a great weekend guys!