Custom software to control quadcopter in real time?

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brendan.hill
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Custom software to control quadcopter in real time?

Post by brendan.hill »

I want to write my own custom software (in any language) to control a quadcopter in real time, either from user input or an algorithm.

Additionally I would like to receive a video stream from the quad's perspective.

Is Crazyflie capable of this, if so what components would I need to purchase?
arnaud
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Re: Custom software to control quadcopter in real time?

Post by arnaud »

Hi,

For the control part, yes Crazyflie/Crazyradio is capable of doing that. The communication protocol to Crazyradio and Crazyflie are documented in the wiki.

For the camera this is not something we are providing out of the box yet. There is a couple of people in the comunity that have done that with Analog FPV (of-the-shelf FPV kits) and an video acquisition module. For example Oliver did a HUD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWSUMGJKt0U and some stabilisation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYuhrNMYlfk. The HUD code is actually on Oliver's Github, we never merged it in but if there is interest we could do it.
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