May 25, 2015

Recently, with the help of our technical advisor, Pete Siperek, the team mounted the receiver and two Arduinos, one attached to the GPS unit and the other attached to the camera, onto the quadcopter. Each Arduino has an SD card. The team had planned to attach the GPS and camera to the same Arduino, but due to issues with the coding and baud rates, that was not possible. The camera and GPS store data onto the separate SD cards upon activation. Throughout this process, each Arduino had been connected to a laptop with its respective code uploaded to it and its activity displayed on the serial monitor, but the team encountered a problem when the Arduinos were not attached to the laptop; the GPS and camera information did not get stored onto the SD card. There appears to be a power/current issue that needs to be resolved.