Blue Jay on Edge!

Apr 15
From smart home devices to your social media feed, artificial intelligence is impacting our lives constantly. With Sophia becoming the first AI robot to receive an international visa, it is about time for everyone to have an AI assistant! Student team Blue Jay Eindhoven, with a vision to make your future drone assistant, is attempting to incorporate intelligence in its autonomous drones. The team’s drone, which is named Blue Jay, has been built to look

Basics of Technology #1

Jan 31
Ultra-Wideband positioning: How does the drone know where it is? Welcome to the first Basics of Technology article! In this series, we show readers all the technologies that Blue Jay needs to function, and how they work. In this post, we will show you how Blue Jay uses Ultra-Wideband to determine her position. We have received the Ultra-Wideband system from Vention spin-off Focus. By Thijs Jenneskens, Lead Software Engineer at Blue Jay Eindhoven ‘Wall-hugging’ prevention

Lay3rs – The Ultimaker 2, 3D printer

Oct 08
While it’s not yet possible to fabricate electrical components like motors, sensors or even electronics using 3D printing, it’s entirely possible to 3D print drone parts like the frame, landing gear, and propellers. And these are usually the parts that break easily. Which makes 3D printing the perfect solution for them. What is the benefit of 3D printed drone parts? If you’re not an experienced RC pilot, crashing and breaking parts of your aerial vehicle

From care assistant to lifesaver: raising a drone with added social value

Jun 20
  “I may be more experienced, but these young people come with fresh ideas. We learn from each other.” Foto: Bram Saeys TU/e Take a team of smart students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with a vision to develop an autonomous drone that adds real value in healthcare andrelated fields, make them aware of the ever-present threat of children drowning in swimming pools and you’ve got a challenge to get passionate about. Despite

PCB Design 2.0

May 28
Earlier on, we wrote about the design of our own PCB. It has now been printed and is ready to be integrated and tested on the drone! You can see the result in the picture below.

Four new drones

May 28
We’re expanding our drone family by four new drones! This is keeping us very busy, since we have to order lots of extra components and then assemble everyting together step by step and integrate the electronic components onto the frame. Are you curious how the assembly process looks like? We made a little time lapse below, where you can admire how a new Blue Jay is created from scratch.