An Arduino DC Motor Dynamometer Shield— Part 1

David Such
12 min readMay 26, 2023

BLDC Dyno — Measuring Thrust with an Arduino, Load Cells and Force-Sensing Resistors (FSR)

When designing an aircraft it is useful to understand how much thrust is required to keep it in the air. For a quadcopter, the relationship is quite straight forward. In order for the drone to get airborne, we need a force from the four engines which is larger than the force of gravity, keeping it on the ground. Things get a bit more complicated when the drone tilts to change direction, but it is…

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David Such

Reefwing Software · Embedded Systems Engineer · iOS & AI Development · Robotics · Drones · Arduino · Raspberry Pi · Flight Control