Pi0Drone: a $200 smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM

From Hackster.io (via Adafruit)

This tutorial demonstrates how to build a Linux drone with the Raspberry Pi Zero using a BOM (Bill of Materials) of less than 200 US$. The drone uses a real-time capable Linux kernel, a Debian-based file system and Dronecode’s APM flight stack compiled for the PXFmini autopilot board. All these components have been put together by Erle Robotics in their OS image for the PXFmini.

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Comment by Jerry Giant on March 4, 2016 at 12:38am

WT*!  this is awesome!

Comment by Amir Syazwan on March 4, 2016 at 2:18am
Is it possible to get the Pi Zero now?
Comment by Johnatan on March 4, 2016 at 3:03am

@Amir No!

Comment by Paul Meier on March 4, 2016 at 3:29am
Comment by Paul Meier on March 4, 2016 at 3:35am

Yes Chris, a very cruel joke.....

Comment by Jiro Hattori on March 4, 2016 at 4:26am

PXFmini                        200.00€
Power module (JST GH)   25.00€
UBlox Neo 7M (JST GH)  55.00€
microSD 8 GB                10.00€
Sub Total                      290.00€
EUR/USD=1.0984-> 1.00

Raspberry Pi Zero            $5.00
HobbyKing Spec FPV250 V2 Quad Copter

Sub Total                        $64.99
Total                              $354.99

Comment by Jiro Hattori on March 4, 2016 at 5:14am

Oh! Sorry, then the total price is $223.99. 

That is good price! 

Dose anyone knows about that we, not EU residence people, have to pay VAT(21%) or not.

Comment by Alex Wright on March 4, 2016 at 5:17am

its a 100 alone to get the pxf mini ti the u.s. with shipping. So the rest of the components would have to be pretty cheap. Is the ublox neo 7m any better the than the neo m8n that  I see everyone using?

Comment by Víctor Mayoral on March 4, 2016 at 6:56am

Thanks for sharing this Chris.

Jiro, non-EU residents do not have to pay VAT. Our webstore should take care of that automatically if you introduce the shipping and billing details.

Comment by Mark Omo on March 4, 2016 at 8:24am

I have been building some platforms for swarming for around that price:

Afro ESC 20Amp x4 42.00
D822/17 Brushless Outrunner 1100kv x4 35.56
XT60 to 6 X 3.5mm bullet 4.26
f330 frame 11.25
9x4.7 CW 3.05
9x4.7 CCW 3.05
Zippy 2.2Ah 3s 11.22 11.22
Mini APM Pro w/power module and gps 70
Raspberry Pi 2 35
total 175

I would love to move to the PXFmini but there are no pi zeros :(


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