Zhentao Xu
Blimp
My Roles
In this project I designed, manufactured, and programmed a light-weight ( ~= 30 grams) blimp that can be easily controlled to turn directions and to go forward and backward by any bluetooth devices such as most smart phones. The most attracting feature is the light weight. In order to archive this, I did the following innovations:
1. Instead of using heavy Arduino, I only used the its chip (Atmel 328P) and manually soldered its surrounding circults.
2. I self-learned the working principles of MOSFET and used it to take the place of heavy motor drivers.
Since I served as a teaching assistant (TA) for course "Introduction to Engineering" (VG100) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, I voluntarily made a detailed manual describing the technologies I used in making this blimp. This manual was used by many teams making similar projects and got positive feedbacks.
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