Quadcopter

Quad Copter or drones are basically unmanned helicopter with four rotors. These can be autonomous or can be remote controlled. This device is playing one of the key role nowadays in the field of security, video and image capturing, monitoring, traffic management and many more . The mechanism and assembly behind a quad copter can be understood with simple techniques. The professionals will train the aspirants of this workshop about all the components and concepts required to assemble and make it fly according to need.

Prerequisites:-

Can access computer system and make use of internet to perform search over Google.

Need to Prepare?

Prior programming experience is not required.

Tools Expected:-

Windows OS based PC, Internet Connection, Notebook and Pen

Tools Provided (for the session):-

Li Po Battery(11.1V), Accelerometer, USBasp Programmer, Gyroscope, BLDC motor Driver(ESC), BLDC motors, Quad copter Kit, RF Modules(2.4 Ghz, 1 KM), RF Remote Controlled Board

Concepts:-

Operating System, Logic creation, Integrated circuit, Microcontrollers, Basic of electronics, Sensors and Motors

Summary:-

This workshop will be addressed with hands-on session to understand the concepts  of accelerometer sensor, microcontrollers, and wireless communication in designing, development and controlling of a Quadcopter.

Project:-

Designing, Development and Controlling of a Quad-copter

Commitment:-

2 Days (7 hours each)

Agenda:-

Day 1
Session 1-  (03:30 hrs)
Basic Concepts of Multicopter
  • Definition
  • History behind Quad-copter
  •  Different types of Multi-copters
  • Applications areas of Quadcopter
  • Mechanism behind the technology
  • operation and Constructional Techniques
Components Used
  • Frame and its types
  • Frame Configuration techniques
  • What a propeller is
  • Theory of Propeller
  • Preferred Propeller Size
  • Forces acting on Propeller
  • Analysing of Propeller Pitch, Diameter and RPM
 Concept of Motors
  • Different types of Motors
  • Basic working principles of Motors
  • What a BLDC motor is?
  • Advantages of BLDC
  • Applications areas of BLDC
  • Theory of operation of BLDC
  • Different Phase BLDC Motor
  • Evaluation of BLDC

 

Session 2- (02:30 hrs)
Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
  • Features and Working
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Interfacing of ESCs
  • Protection Methods
  • Trouble Shooting
 Overview of Sensor
  • Definition of Sensor
  • Different Types of Sensors
  • Sensor in QuadCopter
  • Interfacing of Sensors
Introduction to Flight Controller Board and Microcontroller
  • What is Microcontroller?
  • Difference between Microcontroller and Microprocessor.
  • Microcontroller Architecture and Interfacing.
  • Understanding the detailed pin out of the Microcontroller.
  • Understanding different protocols and peripherals of Flight Controller Board
  • Use of Microcontroller in our Own Circuits?

 

Session Recap
Day 2
Session 1- (03:30 hrs)
Introduction to Battery
  • Difference between Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Lithium Polymer (Lipo) Battery
  • Characteristics of Lipo Battery
  • Benefits and Downsides of using Lipo
  • Charging Lipo Battery
  • Power ratings of battery
  • How to overcome over discharging
  • Do’s and Don’t for Lipo Battery
  • Safety Measuress
Radio Devices
  • Definition
  • Use of RC Remote Control
  • Understanding Radio Transmitter
  • Types of Radio Transmitter
  • Different Channels of Radio transmitter
  • Basic Functionalities of RC Transmitter
Assembling the Quad-copter Mega DIY Kit

 

Session 2- (02:30 hrs)
Installation of Software and Debugging
  • Flashing the Firmware into Flight Controller Board with the use of Programmer
  • Updating the Firmware
  • Synchronizing RC Transmitter and Receiver
  • Calibrating RC Transmitter
  • Working with Flying Model Simulator (FMS)
Session Recap

Zonal Round of SkillThon

  • Competition
  • Certificate distribution and acknowledgement