I came across diydrones.com when looking into modifying our recently-purchased Parrot AR.Drone into an actual UAV.
I am with a company called Primordial out of Saint Paul, Minnesota. We are working on a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project for the United States Army (topic A10-091) that deals with creating algorithms that allow teams of UAVs and UGVs to collaborate and track an adversarial ground target. These algorithms predict the future movement of the ground target based on terrain limitations and past observations of behavior, and then plan aerial routes that maximize line of sight (LOS) to the ground target from each UAV. The idea is to keep the target within view at all times.
Why I am posting: I am seeking someone who would be willing to modify one or two AR.Drones, in the same or similar fashion as described by this article: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/turning-the-parrot-ardrone. Primordial has a budget for this project and are looking to have the work done as a small subcontract within the next couple weeks. Would someone be willing to take this work on? I would appreciate any and all guidance on how I can best proceed.
Thanks for your time and consideration!
Software Engineering ManagerPrimordial
Kyle.Estes@primordial.com1021 Bandana Blvd E Suite 225
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Office: (651) 395-6202
We are looking at the AR.Drone because it is inexpensive and we only need it for a basic demonstration of the software we are building. We are certainly open to alternative platforms. Could you recommend one?
I called and left you a voice mail. Email also sent.
I would be interested in a project like this. I build a lot of one of projects for people i can't talk about and would like the opportunity to work with someone i could use as a reference.
Dear sirs if you still interesting to upgrade the Ar.drone into UAV , I have almost finish that project , i will start publish image and videos soon .
The software is written on labview ,
I have full control of Ar.drone from
3 sport watch
and i have feedback from GPS position ,Altitute ,Attitude ,heading , etc....
for any information or demonstration please contact:
I have just purchased my AR Drone, my first R/C device, and would like to be able to send back GPS points and plot them. Any other information gathered would be welcome but mainly the GPS points along with of course the video. What you are working on sounds very interesting.
Why not just add an Xbee and GPS? Simples or even fly a smart phone. The version 2 AR.drone coming soon looks like it is a little bit more capable.
I thought of that and would like to try it but I have no idea on how to "hook it up". I don't mind spending the money for the equipment but I would like it to work. I have no idea what programs to use to gather the data once it is sent back to my computer.
To start your project as Gary wrote you, you will need to a GPS like this one
2 xbee one for the drone and one for you computer like this one :
and this one :
maybe you can buy a cheaper one depends the range that you want to work
and also the boards for the xbees
one of this https://store.diydrones.com/product_p/br-0015-01.htm for the drone
and one for your pc : https://store.diydrones.com/product_p/br-0015-02.htm
and with this material and with a simple application you will be able to receive a feedback from the drone with the GPS data.
Thank You Nikolas, this information is a great help to me! Thank you for your time.