Projects

Open Drones

 

 

AR.Drone

 

The Parrot AR.Drone is the most famous consumer drone:

- cheap (everyone can afford it)

- easy to fly (compared to other systems)

- lots of tutorials online

- tinkering is sophisticated (dronehacks.com)

- already had a couple of spotlight appearances in the anti surveillance protest

 

 

Features:

 

Standard Model (300€)

- HD 720p camera

- record on USB or on tablet/smart phone

- ultrasound sensor (6m height)

- air pressure sensor (higher)

- GPS / flightrecorder

- standard battery 14min

 

Additional (+200€)

- GPS flightrecorder

- stronger battery (should be 30min)

- repair tools and spare parts

 

 

Let's get started!

AR.Drone Youtube Turtorials

1. Setup

 

 

2. Pilot

- "absolute control" mode!

 

 

3. Record

- save on tablet/smartphone

- save on USB stick

 

 

4. Flight Recorder GPS

- autonomous flight (select way points in maps)

- the "blackbox" of the drone

- save flight data

- return home (in Wifi range only)

 

How to:

- download maps of your area while you have internet connection (button "preferences" in app above on the right)

 

 

5. Ar.Drone and QGroundControl

- download here

- select route of more than 1 waypoints (comes back home, too ;)

 

 

 

Cool Stuff

 

- AR.Drone2 with 4G/LTE

 

- AR.Drone2 with Kinect (parrotsonjava)

 

 

-AR.Drone with Oculus Rift and Kinect (blog&sourcecode)

 

 

- AR.Drone2 with FPV system (video tutorial)

 

 

- AR.Drone Face-Tracking (ardronelabviewtoolkit)

 

 

- AR.Drone with Missile Launcher :-D

 

 

- AR.Drone Police Mod

 

 

For the Spray Drone:

The amazing Stencil GraffitiBot :-)

Servo controlled String Trigger for Spraying

 

 

more:

AR.Drone2 Paparazzi UAV

dronehacks.com

opendronecontrol.org

ardrone2.parrot.com/developer-zone/