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Captain Buzz: Smartphone Pilot

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I don't usually post in "UAVs", but I thought this was pretty cool...

Some researchers at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory are working out how to fly a simple RC plane using a smartphone as the controller. I know it sounds silly, since there are boards out there that already do this job faster and cheaper, but they're interested in using all the OTHER capabilities a smartphone has as well (camera, wifi, bluetooth, GPS, etc).

It's pretty cool the way they use the audio-out jack as a pulse-generator to control the servos, and the guy does a great job of explaining it, as well as multiplexing channels!


Test flight with Captain Buzz controlling!