Calendar

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1/15
First class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p ECEB 1002
1/22
Second class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p ECEB 1002
CAD assignment due 11:59p
1/29
Add/Drop Deadline due 11:59p
Third class meeting 4:00p - 5:50p ECEB 1002
Project approval due 11:59p
2/5
First team meetings with TAs 4:00p ECEB 2015/3015
Proposals due 11:59p
Initial Conversation With Machine Shop (required if using the shop) due 4:00p ECEB 1047
Team Contract due 11:59p
2/12
2/19
Design Document due 11:59p
Proposal Regrade due 11:59p
2/26
Design Review 8:00a - 6:00p With Instructor and TAs
Design Review
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Design Review
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Design Review
Gruev: ECEB 2074
Design Review 8:00a - 4:00p With Instructor and TAs
Design Review
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Design Review
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Design Review
Gruev: ECEB 2074
Design Review 8:00a With Instructor and TAs
Design Review
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Design Review
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Design Review
Gruev: ECEB 2074
PCB Review 3:00p - 5:00p ECEB 3081
3/4
Last day for revisions to the machine shop due ECEB 1048
3/11
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
3/18
3/25
Design Doc Regrade due 11:59p
4/1
4/8
4/15
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
Mock demo During weekly TA mtg
4/22
Final Demo With Instructor and TAs
Demonstration
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Final Demo With Instructor and TAs
Demonstration
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Demonstration
Gruev: ECEB 2074
Final Demo With Instructor and TAs
Demonstration
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Demonstration
Gruev: ECEB 2074
Mock Presentation With Comm and ECE TAs
Demonstration
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Mock Presentation With Comm and ECE TAs
Extra Credit Video Assignment due 11:59p
Demonstration
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
4/29
Final Presentation With instructor and TAs
Presentation
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Presentation
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Presentation
Gruev: ECEB 2074
Final Presentation With Instructor and TAs
Presentation
Fliflet: ECEB 2070
Presentation
Schuh: ECEB 2072
Presentation
Gruev: ECEB 2074
Final papers due 11:59p
Lab checkout 3:00p - 4:30p With TA
Award Ceremony 4:30p - 5:30p Grainger Auditorium
Lab Notebook Due due 11:59p

Propeller-less Multi-rotor

Ignacio Aguirre Panadero, Bree Peng, Leo Yamamae

Propeller-less Multi-rotor

Featured Project

Our project explored the every-expanding field of drones. We wanted to solve a problem with the dangers of plastic propellers as well as explore new method of propulsion for drones.

Our design uses a centrifugal fan design inspired by Samm Shepard's "This is NOT a Propeller" video where he created a centrifugal fan for a radio controlled plane. We were able to design a fan that has a peak output of 550g per fan that is safe when crashing and when the impeller inside damaged.

The chassis and fans are made of laser-cut polystyrene and is powered using brushless motors typically used for radio-controlled helicopters.

The drone uses an Arduino DUE with a custom shield and a PCB to control the system via Electronic Speed Controllers. The drone also has a feedback loop that will try to level the drone using a MPU6050.

We were able to prove that this method of drone propulsion is possible and is safer than using hard plastic propellers.

Project Videos