Flying without Flowdeck

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nikonlivin
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Flying without Flowdeck

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Hi! Is there a way to use the motion commander or fly my Crazyflie 2.0 using a python script without the flow deck?
arnaud
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Re: Flying without Flowdeck

Post by arnaud »

To fly autonomously in a controlled manner your Crazyflie you will need some kind of position or velocity sensor. The flow deck is a velocity sensor, lighthouse, LPS and Mocaps are position sensors. I have also been experimenting with using a webcam as a very limited mocap but it requires more hacking.

Without any position or velocity sensors, the only thing I have seen being achieved using python scripts is uncontrolled hops: the Crazyflie will fly but very soon the velocity/position estimate drifts.
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