Author Archives: Adam Polak

Portable 3D Printer & Laser Cutter

Rapid prototyping equipment, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, have become increasingly more common in the past few years, but few quality solutions exist that can serve both purposes at a low cost. A decent hobby laser cutter may cost thousands of dollars. Even few sub-$1000 3D printers are both durable and capable of […]

Super Simple Mini H-Quad FPV V3.0

Bill of Materials: [Qty. 1] Super Simple Mini H-Quad FPV V3 Frame [Qty. 1] CC3D Flight Controller [Qty. 2] APC 5545E Electric Prop {or} 5030 Prop [Qty. 2] APC 5545EP Electric Prop {or} 5030R Prop [Qty. 1] 36mm Power Distribution Board [Qty. 1] 1800mAh 3S 40C LiPo [Qty. 1] XT60 Connector Pair [Qty. 12] M2x12mm Bolt [Qty. 4] Tiger MN-1806 2300KV Motors [Qty. 4] Afro […]

Super Simple Mini Spider Hexacopter

Bill of Materials: [Qty. 1] Super Simple Mini Spider Hexacopter Frame [Qty. 1] CC3D Flight Controller [Qty. 2] APC 5545E Electric Prop {or} 5030 Prop [Qty. 2] APC 5545EP Electric Prop {or} 5030R Prop [Qty. 1] 36mm Power Distribution Board [Qty. 1] 1800mAh 3S 40C LiPo [Qty. 1] XT60 Connector Pair [Qty. 12] M2x12mm Bolt [Qty. 3] RCX 1804R Brushless Motor {or} [Qty. 3] RCX 1804 Brushless […]

Heavy-Lift Quadcopter Vertical Rocket Launch

Frame Design Download here. Build Tutorial here. Additional Content at RC Tutor. Parts List: Arms – 1″x1″x36″ Basswood Motors – 400~800KV ESC – 30~40A Battery – 4~6S 5000mAh+ Props – 12~15″ (8) M5x35mm Bolts (8) M5 hex nuts (8) M3x35mm Bolts Featured By: Gizmodo Popular Science AIAA Daily Launch Military.com

PX4 Development Kit for Simulink

Through my research at the Marshall Space Flight Center and continued development as part of my undergraduate honors thesis, I have chosen to publish my PX4 Development Kit for Simulink. This toolkit includes a configurable dynamic model for a wide range of multicopter configurations, as well as a more complex position control system using a Kalman […]