I want to share a project I have been working on for the last year. It is a quadcopter controller with full Linux support (maintained using buildroot)
- full networking support (Wifi, Bluetooth)
- use scripting or any programming language you want
- SSH, Busybox, and hundreds of other tools
- compile your own additional tools
- video4linux/camera (when using capable board - i.e. Odroid-W or RPi)
- anything else Linux supports
The controller's features currently are:
- Support for quadcopters in X configuration of any size
- 2 fly modes - Auto-level & Acro
- Altitude hold
- learner mode (attach 2 controller simultaneously - one for the teacher and one for the learner)
- fast (boot time of around 2-3sec)
- WWW configurable (i.e. you can adjust anything using your phone in the field)
- Camera support for taking pictures and videos
- Live and Offline log charting (vibrations, quaternions, altitude, etc)
- Out of box bluetooth (PAN) and WIFI connectivity for receiving flight logs, accessing the file system (NFS and SSH), browsing videos and pictures
- Endlessly and easily extensible
The setup is relatively simple and includes 2 boards - AVR board (like Arduino Pro Mini) and SPI capable SBC (like Odroid W or RPi) wired together using SPI.
With the software provided the setup is of plug-and-play and you can control your quadcopter using PS3 controller or via network.
See the wiki for more information.
If you passionate about linux and quadcopters than this is something you should try! :)
Let me know if you have any questions.