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Hexacopter Tunes
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7432 posts
another video from the kmel robotics guys.. same guys that did the james bond theme using quadcopters.. now some hexacopters making some noise!

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IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1987 posts
It's impressive.
It must be cool to see taking place in the flesh.

It's also gotta be an exercise in boredom to be involved in the team that is making these things... (I wonder how many man hours went into just the config to play the tune, and setup of the Hexacopters MUCH LESS the software and implementation to co-ordinate all this.)


Heh, take a look at who's supported these KMEL guys.
09:50am 23/04/14 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4207 posts
are they controlled by computer?
10:26am 23/04/14 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7433 posts
yup. there is an external computer with a whole bunch of positioning sensors to make sure the copters are in the right place & controlling their movements.
11:14am 23/04/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
715 posts
I must be getting old. Give me an RC plane over this any
day.
02:07pm 23/04/14 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
4983 posts
i would be more impressed if this was outside

you know where the wind blows, and makes it harder by 50
05:25pm 23/04/14 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
21823 posts
I'd be more impressed if the drones did it blindfolded.
07:11pm 23/04/14 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1995 posts
i would be more impressed if this was outside

you know where the wind blows, and makes it harder by 50


I don't think it would make it that much harder... these things can already easily overcome the effects of some pretty insane weather (being that they're so light and have respectively very powerful motors).

I say this having seen a mates' 'off the shelf' quad copter respond to a 'come home' command where he flipped a switch on his controller and it casually returned to it's original take of spot on the ground. Whilst I didn't bust out a tape measure to see how many millimetres off the original take off point it was, I'm sure it landed close enough to the original mark to have played any of those instruments.
07:08pm 25/04/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37755 posts
are they controlled by computer?

no, its completely done by a guy
07:29pm 25/04/14 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4208 posts
no, its completely done by a guy


if not by computer than I would have thought multiple people, one copter per person.

you tool.
08:45pm 25/04/14 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7438 posts
the main problem with doing this 'outside' is that the gps positioning would not be accurate enough in both time & distance. commercial gps is only accurate to about +/-3m depending on how many satellites are providing data. most copter control boards will make this a bit more accurate with their barometers & gyro sensor information but not enough to do what they are doing in that video. for that sort of positional accuracy & timing, you need a small scale gps setup inside a room. that is kmel's thing.. they also did that nano-quadcopter swarm & the co-operative copters that built a foam-rubber tower.
09:26am 26/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15013 posts
why couldnt you use local positioning sensors outside?
03:49pm 26/04/14 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7440 posts
i guess you could do that too. not that i know exactly what sort of sensors kmel are using... i am assuming it's something like a local gps positioning system. logistically, it would just make sense to do it inside a building where it is protected from the elements.
04:57pm 26/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15015 posts
Logically yes, but if you're trying to impress QGL apparently you should do it in a minimum cat 3 cyclone.
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