Opensource firmware turn miniquadcopter into acrobatic drone.

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story imageSince now you're going to either register your drone or have to be flying your indoors anyway in the USA, you might as well celebrate the one freedom you still have the freedom to re-flash the firmware with open source! The Eachine H8 is a typical-looking mini-quadcopter of the kind that sell for under $20. Inside, the whole show is powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, with the programming pins easily visible. Who could resist? Garagedrone takes you through a step-by-step guide to re-flashing the device with a custom firmware to enable acrobatic mode, or simply to tweak the throttle-to-gyro mapping for the quad. The firmware author silverxxx from even got the code up on GitHub if you're interested in taking a peek. Next step, Skynet!

Control a bunch for security (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2016-01-28 13:21 (#124H1)

Next up, open source flight path control for multiple devices to form a flying security sentry for home and business? Auto dock when low on power. Send video back using wireless networking. Can patrol at night. Beware of humans bearing butterfly nets, and cats.
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