hearts – prototype


The prototype

My first prototype consisty of two parts: the remote control and the flying balloon. The wireless communication between both parts uses infrared communication. This tutorial gives instructions how to create IR communication on the Arduino platform.

Parts for remote controller:

  • IR emitter
  • pieo vibration sensor
  • voltage regulator circuit
  • Arduino UNO programming platform

first prototype - remote controller

Parts for the wings:

  • thin plastic cone
  • tape
  • plastic sheet with holes (receicled wings of the AirSwimmer)
  • carbon fiber rods

Parts for receiver and motor controller:

my heart


In the following two videos you can see the balloon in action. One video shows it flying and one how it turns.

Balloon flying video / Balloon turning


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