Although it is a great thing to have experience and a lot of expertise needed to solve the problem, there is still some liberation in dealing with things from an ignorant point of view. Starting from scratch can guide you down the road and reveal solutions that may not come up.And if [Robin Debreuil]Exploring the “Minimum Viable Quadrocopter” For example, there are some very interesting failure modes.
The concept of minimum viable product is certainly nothing new. It is the core concept of lean methodology and a common practice in many different industries. The idea of building an MVP is to make something work in the hands of the user, and then they will give you feedback on all the errors about it, plus, if you are lucky, you did it right. This feedback will provide information for the next design, resulting in more feedback and the entire iterative process of designing the perfect widget.
exist [Robin]In the situation, he wanted to build a quadcopter, but he didn’t know where to start. So his first version was as simple as possible: a motor with a propeller and a small lithium polymer battery. No chassis, no control electronics-nothing. Its effect is as good as expected. But solving this problem led to a different design, and the process was very interesting-we particularly liked the quadrilateral with a reverse motor controlled by a mercury tilt switch to sense attitude changes.
in the end, [Robin] Takes a more traditional approach and uses a microcontroller and BetaFlight to take his popsicle stick and hot glue drone into the air.But the decision to start with the smallest feasible design and iterate from it is a powerful learning experience [Robin]For its alternative and low-key appearance, we have seen him use bismuth for desoldering and scraping PCBs.