9780071822282

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780071822282

  • ISBN 10:

    0071822283

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/14/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

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Summary

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 theParallax 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

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