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Sep 22, 2017, 07:38 AM
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blimpduino 2.0: Arduino OPEN SOURCE remotely controlled blimp

Hi everyone!
We would like to share with you the new Blimpduino development process.

BlimpDuino 2 is a very low cost open source autonomous blimp. It consists of an Arduino-based blimp controller board with on-board WIFI and laser sensors. Two vectoring differential thrusters and one lifting propeller. Simple but exciting ;-)

This project is a collaboration between (Jordi Muņoz, former DIY/ 3drobotics founder) and

The blimpduino landing page (still working on it):

We will really apreciate your ideas while we are still developing it. Let us know what you have in mind at: facebook or below this message

Video of the blimp here: Working in progress!

jjRobots team
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Dec 03, 2017, 10:39 AM
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We got the Blimpduino control board ready! After 3 months of testing a bunch of sensors and polishing the design (thx for the help mrobotics)we just got the miniaturized version of PCB.Stay tuned for videos of the blimpduino and more!
Dec 04, 2017, 03:20 AM
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Super cool news! I really hoped the blimpduino project would continue.

Weīre currently also working on the next generation of the silent runner DIY airship, I think itīs already iteration 7 by now. Here you can see one of the earlier tests:
Windreiter - Nacht der Museen 2017 (2 min 0 sec)

It could be published in the end of the year and it would be supercool to combine it with the Blimpduino controller.

Do you already have specs about the weight of the controller and the supported motor layouts? The silent runner is actually controlled by a huge V tail plus a motor with reversible thrust. So itīs more an agile flyer than a steady balloon.

Looking forward to hear more of the project and of cause subscribed to the newsletter.

Dec 04, 2017, 06:19 AM
Melbourne, Australia
Both projects look really cool!

The blimpduno board looks impressively small - like Andreas, I'm keen to know what the weight will be, and how much power can be put through it?

And Andreas, the WindReiterin look fantastic - really fast and smooth! It's wonderful to see them slide through the air so gracefully...

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