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Oct 16, 2010, 08:22 PM
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So, I started building a T-Wii Copter. Here are some quick links:

Thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1261382
Website: http://radio-commande.com/internatio...copter-design/

Parts list: (Arduino )
SPARKFUN - http://www.sparkfun.com

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz :
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=9218
FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V : http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=9115

Or Cloned Parts Here:

MODERN DEVICE - http://www.moderndevice.com/

RBBB Assembled: http://www.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-assembled
or unassembled: http://www.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-kit
USB BUB Board: http://www.moderndevice.com/products/usb-bub

Wii M+: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wii-Motion-Plus/11038635

Arduino Software : http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Source Code And GUI: http://radio-commande.com/wp-content...ultiWii1_3.zip

Flying the Canon A640 running CHDK (3 min 2 sec)
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Oct 17, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by troynh
So, I started building a T-Wii Copter. Here are some quick links:

Thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1261382
Website: http://radio-commande.com/internatio...copter-design/

Parts list: (Arduino )
SPARKFUN - http://www.sparkfun.com

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz :
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=9218
FTDI Basic Breakout - 5V : http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=9115

Or Cloned Parts Here:

MODERN DEVICE - http://www.moderndevice.com/

RBBB Assembled: http://www.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-assembled
or unassembled: http://www.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-kit
USB BUB Board: http://www.moderndevice.com/products/usb-bub

Wii M+: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wii-Motion-Plus/11038635

Arduino Software : http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Source Code And GUI: http://radio-commande.com/wp-content...ultiWii1_3.zip
thanks Tim. good Idea.
I'm thinking about building one also and this will help. Is there any advantage in flying quality or stability or is all of the advantage in costs?

Cbuck
Oct 17, 2010, 12:01 PM
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It's both from what I understand. I've yet to fly one... Still in the board building process.
Oct 18, 2010, 04:53 PM
Begin with end in mind...
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It's both from what I understand. I've yet to fly one... Still in the board building process.
Crap...I might as well tag along on this one too At this rate I will need a bigger shop for T copters.


Mike
Oct 18, 2010, 05:16 PM
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LOL... I'm trying to grasp the wiring and software...
Oct 18, 2010, 09:29 PM
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Not proud of my soldering skills... However, everything tones out correctly via the multimeter.
Oct 19, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Hi Tim,

Thanks for starting this thread so we can find things in one place and follow your progress. I am ordering some parts as well.

Are you planning to use the nunchuk board? The return to neutral demo is pretty cool.

Victor
Oct 19, 2010, 08:44 AM
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I'll add the nunchuck board once I feel comfortable with this basic board. I need to figure out the code now and how to use the software...
Oct 19, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Hey Tim

Here are the pictures of my board. Its the RBBB clone, with the WM+ only.

The receiver has channels 1,2,3 using a single servo plug across the three signal pins, and an extra pin for ch4. I had to bring one ground to the receiver for one of the speed controls. I ran my BEC into the receiver, then a plug from a spare channel out to the RBBB. Hope these help.
BobD
Oct 19, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Thanks Bob! Your Wii board is a lot cleaner than mine.... So, looking at your second pic, I'm assuming that the front of your tri is to the right?

Here is that video with a little Python thrown in.

Programming the Arduino - T-Wii Copter (4 min 0 sec)
Oct 19, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Thanks Bob! Your Wii board is a lot cleaner than mine.... So, looking at your second pic, I'm assuming that the front of your tri is to the right?

Here is that video with a little Python thrown in.

http://vimeo.com/16009585
you got it. front to the right on that pic. Here is the video of the micro copter. I'm cleaning up the wires now. It did have 15" arms, now they're only 8"
Cool video Tim. I like the music.

Micro Wii copter (4 min 2 sec)
Oct 19, 2010, 09:16 PM
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AWESOME! & that's without the nunchuk installed!
Oct 19, 2010, 09:43 PM
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AWESOME! & that's without the nunchuk installed!
No nunchuk. And I just squashed everything together. The harness is about 5" too long. I am consolidating all the wiring, and trying the three speed control bec instead of the separate BEC. Also put on a smaller receiver. It should loose about 2 oz total. I plan on carrying a camera on this one too!
Sold the last set of gyros! to the same guy! He bought two sets, He's in Hawaii, and a guy from Alaska bought the other set.
Oct 20, 2010, 01:23 AM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Wow.. These WiiTri's look uber stable..
Oct 20, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Did some soldering this afternoon... Getting close.

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