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Getting Started with Drones

Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter

Author: Terry Kilby,Belinda Kilby

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

View: 1412

Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Getting Started with Drones

Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter

Author: Terry Kilby,Belinda Kilby

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457183285

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

View: 2129

Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8

Author: Donald Norris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071822321

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 9996

Build a custom multirotor aircraft! Build and customize radio-controlled quadcopters that take off, land, hover, and soar. Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 features step-by-step assembly plans and experiments that will have you launching fully functioning quadcopters in no time. Discover how to connect Elev-8 components, program the microcontroller, use GPS, and safely fly your quadcopter. This fun, do-it-yourself guide fuels your creativity with ideas for radical enhancements, including return-to-home functionality, formation flying, and even artificial intelligence! Understand the principles that govern how quadcopters fly Explore the parts included in your Parallax Elev-8 kit Follow illustrated instructions and assemble a basic 'copter Connect the Parallax chip to a PC and write Spin and C programs Build radio-controlled systems that minimize interference Add GPS and track your aircraft through Google Earth Beam flight information to smartphones with WiFi and XBee technology Mount cameras and stream real-time video back to the ground Train to safely operate a quadcopter using flight simulation software

Building Your Own Drones

A Beginners' Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs

Author: John Baichtal

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134000153

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 6284

Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will teach you all the skills you need. First, Baichtal shows you the amazing drones others have built. Then, he walks you through several complete projects: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and more. Not ready to start from scratch? No problem: Baichtal helps you choose from today’s best new kits. Hundreds of full-color step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. When you’re ready for more advanced concepts, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting Explore today’s most imaginative projects, from 3D-printed mini quadcopters to floating robot armies Compare kits, from $200 up: Parallax ELEV-8, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, OpenROV, Actobotics Nomad, Brooklyn Aerodrome Flack, and more Create your own practical Drone Builder’s Workbench Build complete rocket, blimp, waterborne, and automotive drones Construct both fully autonomous and radio-controlled drones Choose and assemble your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight control, power system, accessories, and software Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones operate autonomously Teach a drone to navigate via RFID tags Learn all the basic electronics and programming you’ll need

Make: Drones

Teach an Arduino to Fly

Author: David McGriffy

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451677

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

View: 2451

Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.

DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones

Author: Ian Cinnamon,Romi Kadri,Fitz Tepper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259861473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 1147

Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry

Make: Volume 44

Fun With Drones!

Author: Jason Babler

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680452215

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 5062

These days drones are buzzing, not only in the skies, but throughout the maker community! Makers' love affair with drones is easy to understand: it has all the trademarks of the maker movement. From open source hardware, robotics (like sensors), cameras, to innovative applications to solve real-world problems, drones are fun and functional. In Volume 44 of Make:, the editors dive into the red-hot world of quadcopters, with drone builds and inspired aerial activities.In this issue: Build the maker hangar R/C tricopter 3D print a quadcopter How to waterproof your drone Setting up an FPV drone race Pilot's checklist Projects include: DIY carbon fiber acoustic guitar Singing plasma-arc speaker 3D printable electric motor Easy infinity mirror Clone a fig tree Raspberry Pi super security camera

Build a Drone

A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing, Constructing, and Flying Your Very Own Drone

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510707069

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

View: 6139

Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name. Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives. Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled. Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book. Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

Drones For Dummies

Author: Mark LaFay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049776

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 9166

The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.

DIY Drone and Quadcopter Projects

A Collection of Drone-Based Essays, Tutorials, and Projects

Author: The Editors of Make:

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 118

View: 7132

Drones, quadcopters, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): whatever they're called, remotely-controlled aircraft have changed the way we see the world, the way we manage crops, the way we sell real estate, and the way we make war. This book contains tutorials about how to understand what drones can do, and projects about how to make your own flying craft, from some of the earliest practitioners in the field.

Make: Getting Started with Drones

Build and Customize Your Own Quadcopter

Author: Terry Kilby,Belinda Kilby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781457183300

Category:

Page: 204

View: 4002

Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Build Your Own Drone Manual

The practical guide to safely building, operating and maintaining an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Author: Alex Elliott

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857338136

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 7031

Build Your Own Drone Manual provides practical advice and step-by-step procedures to enable the reader to build a basic, affordable, DIY drone. Suggested designs for two drones will included - both fixed wing and multiple-rotary wing.

Making Things See

3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot

Author: Greg Borenstein

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449307078

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 7417

A guide to creating computer applications using Microsoft Kinect features instructions on using the device with different operating systems, using 3D scanning technology, and building robot arms, all using open source programming language.

Getting Started with Hobby Quadcopters and Drones

Learn About, Buy and Fly These Amazing Aerial Vehicles

Author: Craig S. Issod

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490968971

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 333

Quadcopters, Quads, Personal Drones, Multirotors and UAV's are amazing flying machines which contain advanced technology. They are about to transform our world and our lives in many ways. Updated for 2015 - Hobbyists, photographers, pilots or others with interest in this new technology can now participate in this revolution at a very low cost. This book will guide the beginner through the first steps in choosing, buying, flying and understanding these flying robots.

Building Multicopter Video Drones

Author: Ty Audronis

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178217544X

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5455

This book is for a wide range of individuals who are looking to shoot aerial footage with a multicopter. No previous flying experience is assumed, but even the most expert flyers will find unexpected and interesting information.

The Complete Guide to Drones

Author: Adam Juniper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781573573

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 6923

"It's the book I tell everyone who asks me about drones to to buy" Thomas Greer, organisers of FPVLeague.co.uk - the drone racing league "Awesome. The book captures every topic and is accessible for everyone from journos needing proper info, through newbies to experienced fliers and photo/videographers. Clear images and well humoured i am delighted!" - Dominic Robinson, organiser of the International Drone Day (UK), part of a global event. The only thing growing faster than the drone market is the amount of misinformation about them. Almost overnight popular drones like the instantly reconginsable DJI Phantom have created a billion-dollar industry, with a foothold in everything from movie-making to the toy market. This book shows you everything there is to know about drones/multicopters/UAVs (including what really is the correct term for them) in plain, jargon-free English. Find out how to: · Choose the right drone for you · Build them · Fly them · Capture amazing photos and videos from above The text is accompanied with clear illustrations and brand-new photography. Also included is a complete step-by-step project to build your own modestly-priced drone - great as a first step into the world of drones; fun for one, perfect as an educational project for parent and child. In addition there is a layman's guide to the crucial legal issues around drone flying, and there is an accompanying website with video clips and commmunity links. This book is all you need to take to the skies!

Drone University

Author: John M. Glover

Publisher: Droneuniversity

ISBN: 9780692316030

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 134

View: 5417

This book makes it easy to design and build your own long or short range FPV autonomous drone. The book breaks down all the required and optional components into six easy to understand sub-systems; Airframe System, Radio Control / Autopilot System, Camera System, Power System, Ground Control Station, and the Drive Train System. Other chapters will provide flying tips, check lists and a many surprises in-between.

Quadcopters and Drones

A Beginner's Guide to Successfully Flying and Choosing the Right Drone

Author: Mark D. Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514708422

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 144

View: 1911

Have you ever wanted to soar through the air like an eagle? Thanks to the hobby of RC quadcopters and drones, you can. This book shows you how to get up in the air and avoid all the common problems that always result in your drone falling from the sky. Over 100 pages of information designed to get you up in the air and safely flying through the sky on your very first outing.

Drones and Warfare

Author: Jeff Mapua

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508173370

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5684

Throughout the history of warfare, combatants have sought out higher ground. With the development of military drones, the United States and other powers now have access to the highest ground: the sky itself. The incredible and sobering power of drones as weapons—both as tools of surveillance and as delivery systems for missiles—is explored in this book. Readers will be fascinated by the history of drones, their current usage in hot spots around the globe, and their possible future incarnations. The coverage of the very controversial ethical and moral issues surrounding drone use also makes this book a valuable resource.

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