Creation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Ruby Arduino Development (RAD)
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flying_robot

github.com/deadprogrammer/flying_robot

DESCRIPTION:

flying_robot takes a standard Ruby Arduino Development (RAD) project, and turns it into a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • Plugins for RAD for cool UAV-related hardware, like Pololu motor controllers and Honeywell digital compass

  • Complete support for Blimpduino hardware

  • More plugins coming soon to support other available Arduino-based systems like ArduPilot

SYNOPSIS:

flying_robot takes a standard Ruby Arduino Development (RAD) project, and turns it into a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It includes plugin support for the following hardware:

  • LiPo Battery Voltage

  • Honeywell HMC6352 Digital Compass

  • L293D Motor Driver

  • Maxbotix Maxsonar Ultrasonic Range Finder

  • Pololu Infrared Detector Array

  • Pololu Micro Serial Motor Controller

  • Pololu QIK Dual Serial Motor Controller

REQUIREMENTS:

  • sudo gem install rad

INSTALL:

  • sudo gem install deadprogrammer-flying_robot

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009 Ron Evans

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.