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NI Week 2012 and the AR Drone Toolkit

Awhile back I was contacted by an Applications Engineer at National Instruments who said NI was interested in releasing their own toolkit of VI’s to control the AR Drone.  He asked my permission to build their software on top of … Continue reading

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The Origins of This Project

My interest in aerial robotics began with an undergraduate summer project I did for my advisor.  Over the years, students at the CEEO have done many amazing LEGO NXT based projects including, but not limited to: milling machines, automated puppets, … Continue reading

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Robot Block Party and Contact Info

I presented this weekend at the Boston Museum of Science as part of their Robot Block Party.  I showed my AR Drone as well as a couple of other projects from the CEEO.  I had a number of in depth … Continue reading

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Hoop Demo Explanation

I received a couple of requests to expand on how I got the AR Drone to fly though a hula hoop, as seen in this video:     Below is a slide from my defense: The first step is identifying … Continue reading

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AR Drone LabVIEW Toolkit Release 0.1

Dear small niche audience of interested students, educators, hobbyists or confused blog readers who have stumbled onto this post.  My name is Michael Mogenson, I’m a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University in Boston, MA.  I work at the Center for Engineering … Continue reading

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