It hasn’t been long that drones have proved themselves useful in several applications other than war. We now have weather monitoring, pizza delivery, surveillance systems and even festive photography system based out on drones.
Even though they are getting more and more common, making them by oneself is still a mammoth task. It would require an intermediate to high level of coding, knowledge about aero dynamics and good hardware designing. If you are ready to take all the pains and get your name high up in the sky, then we have something for you.
Kyle Fieldus has designed an Arduino based Quadcopter drone which uses Zigbee as its communication mechanism. He gives a detailed video tutorial series on designing, build, testing, rebuild, testing and tells about every failure and changes he made to this project. He has also given a critical test video of take-off of the quadcopter.
What takes this DIY from a hobbyist to that of professional is the way quadcopter is controlled. Kyle started on with project using a very basic controller. Eventually, he evolved the wireless controlling so much that it ended up having an iPhone as one. By installing a control app, he turned the phone to a start/stop button and direction pointer through its accelerometer.
This is a high budget DIY, requiring a good amount of hardware and software coding. The end result would be a proud to see flight in the sky which, being an Arduino, gives immense scope for further applications.
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