Front view of the RATS Quadcopter.
Top down view of the RATS Quadcopter.
Angled view of the RATS Quadcopter.
Close up of the copter's motor and propeller.
Close up of the RATS mechanical hand.
View of the on board electronics including GPS and telemetry.
Another top down view of the RATS copter.
The first prototype of the tunnel system used in conjunction with the copter.
View of the RATS tunnels' electronics.
Front view of the RATS tunnel.
A more in-depth view of the RATS tunnel's electronics.
The workspace for soldering, assembling and manufacturing electronics.
The workspace where soldering, assembly and testing takes place.
A group of testing and visual aid tools used for production of units.
The RATS Quadcopter is a semi autonomous drone which is part of a system called the Rodent Autonomous Terminator System. The RATS Copter's role is to fly over foliage to drop a quantity of rodent poison at a given GPS location (Rodent activity). Learn more about the R.A.T'S Copter.
Top down view of the RATS Quadcopter. Here you can see the geometrical structure that gives the copter its name.
With this angled view, you can see the majority of the components that the RATS Copter consists of.
The RATS copter features powerfull brushless motors which gives the Quadcopter a large amount of lift, enabling it to carry heavy payloads and still have enough power to fly with control.
The RATS copter uses a mechanical hand with two fingers to grab and hold payloads like rodent poison to be released on command in flight.
This is the electronic brains that gives the copter its autonomous agent intelligence. It uses a GPS and an Arduino to receive, calculate and execute commands.
Another view of the RATS copter.
The first prototype of the a RATS tunnel. It utilises a microprocessor based sensing system to detect rodent presence in the tunnels.
The tunnels are equiped with an infrared sensor to detect rodents, GPS and a solar panel to power the electronics self sufficiently
Front view of the RATS tunnel prototype.
This view shows all of the various electronic componets that make up the system. This includes a GPS module, temperature sensor, rain sensor, solar module and a radio module.
This is where the electronics are soldered and assembled together.
One of the main spaces in the factory where most of the physical work is done. This includes soldering, assembly and minor testing (Like voltage checks) of in production units.
An electronic microscope and monitor set up help to check the quality of the soldered PCB's, i.e the structural integrity of solder joints and connections.