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AndroCopter - use your smartphone as an autopilot !

Hi all,



I would like to present my latest project, a scratch-built quadcopter with a special autopilot: an Android smartphone !

The phone is onboard (under the battery), and actually computes how to stabilize the drone. Of course, a phone cannot be connected directly to the ESCs, so an Arduino ADK bridges the two.



The idea came from the fact that smartphones now feature a lot of nice components useful for a drone. For example, the Nexus 4 used…

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Added by Romain Baud on October 26, 2013 at 2:30am — 16 Comments

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