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If you plan on using multiple Phidget devices in your project, then you’ll need to use the unique serial number of the board to distinguish between each one. This is easy to do in Flowbotics, but first, you’ll need to get the serial number. The serial number is listed on each device, or you can open the Phidget Control […]

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Flowbotics Serial Number as ID

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How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 1: Terminology How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 2: The Frame How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 3: Propulsion How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 4: Flight controller How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson […]

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Hot to Make a Drone Lesson 3

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Robotics is moving fast, and soon enough, applications (“apps”) made specifically for robots will become a multi-billion dollar industry. The new FlowBotics Studio software development platform is the ideal tool to create such “robot apps” and includes everything you need to make your robots smarter, easier to use and more functional. The FlowBotics Developer Zone is for anyone who is interested in creating robotic apps – from the curious but inexperienced enthusiast to the seasoned robotics developer. This website has the resources for anyone to get started quickly with creating their first FlowBotics Studio application.

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In this lesson, we take a look at Radio Frequency Identification, RFID for short. These systems use data strings stored inside special tags (or transponders) to uniquely identify people or objects when they are scanned by an RFID reader. These types of systems are found in many applications such as library books, animal identification, inventory control systems, and […]

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Phidgets Lesson 4

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Now that you have decided to create your own custom or semi-custom UAV, the first step is to choose the platform. You can either choose to create your own, or base the project off a UAV frame or kit. There are many different types of frames, types and sizes used to create multi-rotor UAVs. This guide covers the basic frame types, materials used to construct the frame, as well as design considerations. We welcome any feedback you have in the comments section below.

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How to Make a Drone Lesson 2

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Tools for the DIY enthusiast have evolved quite a lot over the past century, evolving from a simple set of hand tools to the sophisticated 3D printers seen today. If we look back just a few years, the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic was quite revolutionary in the industry, though still quite hard to use. MakerBot has since releases a lot of new (and better) 3D printers, but other companies have been growing and releasing their own 3D printer products which bring additional features and improvements to the market.

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This lesson will help you choose and install a sensor for detecting objects. There are plenty of sensors that can do object detection, each offering different pros and cons, so you need to decide which one will fit your project best. When choosing a sensor, you need to ask yourself how you’ll be using it. […]

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Phidgets Lesson 3

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So you’re looking to get into drones and UAVs? This tutorial series is designed to help you understand the emerging field of UAVs and guide you through the process of building your own UAV using off-the shelf parts. The terminology and definitions used here are intended to give you, the reader an understanding of each term rather than a dictionary definition. Although many words may have multiple meanings, the definition is used in the context of UAVs / Drones.

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How to Make a Drone: Lesson 1