DON'T BE SCARED.  IT'S TIME TO BUILD YOUR OWN.

Here are the instructions to build your own ICARUS ONE.  

Note that building this unit involves:

-3D printing or Ordering 3D print (here)

-Soldering small parts on a basic PCB board (here)

-Arduino experience. (here)


To purchase a complete / pre built ICARUS ONE system email icarusideas@gmail.com with "purchase" in the subject.


MATERIALS:

 

Drone

-Phantom 2 (here) 

 

ICARUS ONE Control Unit

-1 x Micro Arduino with Headers (here)

-1x Wireless RF Receiver (here)

-1x Wireless RF Remote (here)

-1x Spray Lever (here)

-1x Servo Motor (here)

-1x PCB Board Thingy (here)

-1x 9V Battery Clip (here)

-1x On/Off Switch (here)

-1x Resistors (here)

-1x Capacitor A. (here)

-1x Capacitor B. (here)

 

ICARUS ONE Software

-Micro Arduino Software (here)

 

ICARUS ONE Can Cradle

-Steel Tomato Cage (here)

 

ICARUS ONE Spray Cap

-Spray Paint Tip (here) *Mtn KR can spray tip

-Tip Extender (here) *Windex spray bottle straw

 

ICARUS ONE Housing

-Small Food Container (here) *Use smallest container from set

 

STUFF

-Break Away Headers (here)

-Solder (here)

-Electrical Wire (here)

-Gorilla Tape

-Small Zip Ties

-Bender Nylon Cable Ties (here)

 


TOOLS

-Human Hands (here)

-Soldering Iron (here)

-Soldering Iron Stand (here) optional

-Mini-Vise (here) optional

-Pliers (here) for cutting steel tomato cage

 


BUILD

Step 1 - 3D Print Spray Can Lever and Attach Servo Motor

Step 2 - Create ICARUS ONE Can Cradle

Step 3 - Assemble and Solder ICARUS ONE Control Unit

Step 4 - Load ICARUS ONE Software

Step 5 - House Your ICARUS ONE Control Unit

Step 6 - Combine ICARUS ONE System with Phantom 2


Step 1 - 3D Print Spray Can Lever and Attach Servo Motor

3D Print the dowloaded Spray Lever file from the "MATERIALS" list.  You can also pay to have someone print it (here).

(above rendering image credit - http://www.thingiverse.com/sliptonic/about)

The angle of the servo wheel will need to be adjusted during testing to insure proper spray can tip depression.


Step 2 - Create ICARUS ONE Can Cradle

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Step 3 - Assemble your Icarus One Control Unit -

NOTE: ALL SOLDERING OCCURS ON UNDERSIDE OF PCB!!!

Step 3a - Solder Positive and Negative Power to Arduino Micro


Step 3b - Solder Positive and Negative Power to RF 


Step 3c - Solder 9V Battery Clip (cut off plug and solder + & - DO NOT CONNECT BATTERY)


Step 3d - Solder On / Off Switch


Step 3e - Solder Power Rails


Step 3f - Solder 4 RF Receiver Outputs to 4 Arduino Micro Inputs

1. D0 to 5 (Arduino Micro)

2. D1 to 8 (Arduino Micro)

3. D2 to 7 (Arduino Micro)

4. D3 to 2 (Arduino Micro)

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Step 3g - Solder Break Away Headers to PCB


Step 3h - Solder Power Rail Positive and Negative to Header Pins (for servo motor)


Step 3i - Solder Arduino Micro Output to Header Pin (for servo motor)


Step 3j - Solder 4 Resistors from Power Rail to Arduino Micro


Step 3k - Solder 2 Capacitors from Power Rail to Header Pins


Step 4 - Load ICARUS ONE Software -

Step 4a - Download ICARUS ONE Software (Arduino code) here.


Step 4b - Upload ICARUS ONE Software onto Arduino Micro

 

Step 4c - Attach 9V Battery and Test Your Icarus One Control Unit!!

 

Step 5 - House your ICARUS ONE Control Unit

Use a small food container to house / protect your hardware.  Find one that fits the PCB nicely.

 

Step 6 - Combine ICARUS ONE System with Phantom 2

Step 6a - Attach Control Unit to Underside of Drone

Combine1.jpg

 

Step 6b - Attach ICARUS Tip & Tip Extender to Spray Paint Can

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Step 6c - Attach Can Cradle to Drone Landing Gear

 

Step 6d - Attach Lever to Spray Paint Can

 

Step 6e - Attach Can + Lever to Can Cradle

   

 

 

Step 6f - Attach ICARUS ONE Remote to Phantom 2 Remote

 

NOW...