Fin Mead
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Fire Rescue UAV Drone

Intelligent UAV drone with fire detection/maping features and alert system. Reconnaissance cameras and multiple payload transport system.

AdvancedFull instructions providedOver 33 days997

Things used in this project

Hardware components

PixyCam2
Used to track fires
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
Used to process PixyCam2 data, send out tweets and control onboard alert system.
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FCONEGY 4S 14.8V 1500mAh 80C Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug
Main power supply for drone
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ARCELI 5PCS KY-019 5V One Channel Relay
The relay used to control landrover LED Panel
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FPV Camera and monitior (generic)
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HERO Series Camera
GoPro HERO Series Camera
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12V LED STRIP
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RDDRONE-FMUK66
NXP RDDRONE-FMUK66
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KIT-HGDRONEK66
NXP KIT-HGDRONEK66
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Software apps and online services

Microsoft Visual Studio Code
Thonny (Rapberry Pi Python IDE)
Fusion 360
Autodesk Fusion 360
Fritzing
Raspberry Pi NOOBS (RPi)
Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
PX4
PX4
QGroundControl
PX4 QGroundControl
PixyMon

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Stanley 269264 Folding Hex Key Set
Screwdriver(s)
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Velcro tape
Used to make components easily removable, modular development
Plier, Long Nose
Plier, Long Nose
Plier, Cutting
Plier, Cutting
Plier, Needle Nose
Plier, Needle Nose
Pliers
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Used to fabricate 3D objects/parts
Swiss Army Knife

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Custom parts and enclosures

Drone Payload Plate

This is connected to the payload; Respirator, first-aid kit, cargo, medicine to allow for it to be released mid-air (if necessary)

Oxygen Aerosol Payload sleeve

Used to attach emergency oxygen to female payload plate (fits standard aerosol diameter)

Universal leg mount for components

Allows components like cameras, lights, payloads and circuit boards to be attached to the landing gear of the drone.

PixyCam2 pan-tilt mechanism

A mechanism to allow for PixyCam2 active tracking using two 9g servos.

Drone release mechanism(drone-side)

This part is connected to the drone and acts as a servo release mechanism for a payload

Drone weather shield

Used to protect drone components like the FMU, Raspberry Pi and ESCs.

Release mech clearance piece

Used to lower the payload release mechanism below the battery,

3D file repository

Repository containing all 3D files/iterations of development

Schematics

LED panel and buzzer to RPi

Diagram of how I wired up my visual-audio alert system

Code

Meadeor-Drone

This is the repository for my python code and 3D models

PX4 Autopilot software

PX4 Autopilot software for Hovergames Drone

PixyCam2

I used this code to build my PixyCam2 for Raspberry Pi

Twython

Twitter API python wrapper (for Raspberry Pi)

Credits

Fin Mead

Fin Mead

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Student of Computer Science, Philosophy and Geography with many hobbies including RC, programming, 3D Printing, as well as other interests.

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