Making a DAQopter with the chipKIT Wi-FIRE!

We’ve all seen the very popular quadcopters that people enjoy making. But today I found something new (to me, at least!) and exciting on Instructables — a hexacopter drone made using the chipKIT Wi-FIRE and the chipKIT PGM Programmer/Debugger.


Image from Instructables.
Image from Instructables.

The DAQopter, made by Instructables user , is a data acquisition and monitoring system for a wide range of signals: video, distance measuring, temperature measuring, and GPS tracking (all collected in various environments via a hexacopter drone controlled by a wireless signal using Digilent’s chipKIT Wi-FIRE board and an Android device for overall system control and mobility).


Check it out and let us know if you make it!


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About Amber Mear

I was the Digilent blog editor, and now I'm a contributor. I love learning about wearables and writing about social issues in STEM. Outside of work, I can be found watching Netflix with my cat, working on an art project, or trying to find new, delicious local foods.

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