Seeedstudio Crazyflie 2.0

Seeedstudio Crazyflie 2.0  Seeedstudio Crazyflie 2.0 is a mini-drone based on a versatile flying open source development platform that also has Bluetooth LE capabilities to make it easy to fly from mobile devices.

Seeedstudio Crazyflie 2.0, more information

The Crazyflie 2.0 is a versatile flying development platform that only weights 27g and fits in the palm of your hand. It's advanced functionalities makes it ideal for developers and the Bluetooth LE capabilities makes it easy to fly from mobile devices. With it's small size and weight it's ideal for indoor use, but you can just as easily hover above your house as you can hover under your diningroom table. Designed as a solderless kit, the Crazyflie 2.0 is quickly assembled by attaching the motors to the circuitboard frame and it's ready to fly.

The Crazyflie 2.0 is an open project, with source code and hardware design available and documented. The platform is designed with development in mind, implementing features to make development easier and faster, such as logging and real-time parameter setting and wireless firmware update. The complete development environment for most of the projects is available in the virtual machine, so you don't need to install any toolchains to get into the development. But the virtual machine can just as well be used for flying. Aside from the firmware and software projects, there is also a number of community supported APIs written in Java, Ruby, C/C++, C# and Javascript. For anyone interested in doing more advanced development there is a development adapter kit that supports easy JTAG/SWD connection to both of the MCUs on the Crazyflie 2.0.

Supporting multiple radio protocols, the Crazyflie 2.0 can be used from a Bluetooth LE enabled mobile device or from a computer using the CrazyradioorCrazyradio PA. While flying from a mobile device works great, the real power of the platform is unlocked by connecting it to a computer using the Python client that's a available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. This enables you to fully use all the expansion boards, to easily trim flying parameters, graphically log data and set parameters. When connected to a computer, you also get the added benifit of being able to use any gamepad or joystick with at least 4 analog axis for flying. The device can easily be mapped inside the client.

The firmware and software is continously being updated with various improvements and new features added. The platform supports wireless firmware updates via radio and Bluetooth LE, so when a new new firmware is released it's a breeze to update it.

The Crazyflie 2.0 features a 2x10 pin expansion port, where you can connect expansion boards. Either you could use one of the expansion boards, or you could design your own using the Prototype expansion boardor Breakout expansion board. For more information on how the expansion board system works, have a look at the Crazyflie 2.0 buyers guide.


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