nxtreme wrote:Wow, thanks for all those links! I was thinking more along the lines of hacking the sensor apart to get at the camera inside, but all your links are very interesting. The last one was especially interesting, considering SparkFun's project post today.
nxtreme wrote: I'm starting to think along the lines of a NXT quad-rotor... too many ideas and not enough time .
linusa wrote:Wow, thanks for this news. I've seen other videos of those people (the GRASP lab), like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvRTALJp8DM and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBsJwapanWI
Another similar project is the Flying Machine Arena of ETH Zürich: http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/Research_DAndrea/FMA
But, sorry, didn't want to derail this thread.
linusa wrote:There were many discussions about this, mostly on nxtasy. The NXT motors can't deliver enough mechanical power for such a "heavier than air hovering flight". It's a very very close call if you want to do a "gliding flight" (like a plane), but you would need extremly light and wide wings (probably > 3m span) and some good propellers.
Anyway, using the Wiimote is far more realistic, and nice. And remember: Not only do you get this nice IR tracking cam (which can also track regular lights btw, if you remove the IR filter from the remote), you also have an accelerometer and speaker.
I would love to have a WiiMote->PC->NXT connection, I would want to use the WiiMote because it is wireless. To connect it to an NXT you have to have (AFAIK) wires, so that kinda defeats the purpose for me. And, compared to a 'bot plugged into your computer, a 'bot on BT is mobile.nxtreme wrote:I like the idea of hacking the WiiMote directly to the NXT, because you don't need a computer in-between which I think sorta defeats the purpose of a robot (unless it's not mobile).
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