Developing the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter
As technology enthusiasts we have often dreamt about having a flying robot to program and experiment with. The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter is our attempt to make this dream a reality.
We started the development back in 2009 with only one goal, to make it fly. Once we reached the goal and published a video online, we noticed that there was a big demand for small quadcopters.
The process of deciding what to do and how to make it available for users began. We had always wanted to do an open source project and this seemed to be the perfect fit. The decision was taken to stay very open about what we were planning and how we were planning on doing it. This way, the community could quickly give us feedback on our ideas as well as contribute in any way possible.
Today we have a worldwide community of Crazyflie users. They help out with everything from design and programming to documentation and testing. Thanks to our users we have got the chance to see the Crazyflie do things that we never had imagined.
In this talk, we will present part of our development journey, explain some of the technology behind our quadcopter and what the biggest challenges were. We will show some of the hacks and projects that we and the community have done over the years as well as give a flight demo.
When: 5-6pm – Tues, Oct 15th, 2013
Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK
Space is limited so please RSVP via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (with ‘crazy’ in the subject line)