• Crazyflie 2.0 now available

Bitcraze and the Crazyflie

Ever wanted a development-kit that flies? We did, so we developed the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter! The goal with the Crazyflie was to give users a flying base for their development. We wanted to create an open source platform that would be fun to use, as well as give the users the possibility to work on and experiment with a wide range of features and areas.

In order for users to quickly get going with their flying and development we provide a virtual machine with everything that is needed, documentation of the project and design as well as a range of different software. Flying is done from our main client software where you can use a variety of joysticks as well as the Leap Motion. You can also use our custom SD-card image for flying from the Raspberry Pi or our Android client for flying from your smartphone.

We are constantly working on improving the design and trying to come up with fun new hacks and experiments that we implement and show users how to do. Through our community everyone get the chance to join in the discussion and development as well as take part and contribute to all the documentation.

Maker faires, conference and first Bitcraze meetup in Berlin

This year we decided to save some time and split up for the last two Maker Faires. So last weekend Tobias and Christopher went to the Maker Faire in New York. They had a great but hectic time. More about it in a next post.

Meanwhile me and Marcus are going to Maker Faire Berlin next week end, from 2015-10-03 to 04. We will be standing in the Seeedstudio booth showing the Crazyflie. We’re also planning on having our first ‘meetup’ since we are sure to have at least Fred, the main Crazyflie Android client maintainer :-). We have created a forum thread to discuss it. If you are in Berlin next weekend and want to meetup and talk to us and other Crazyflie enthusiasts drop a line in the forum. The meetup will be somewhere in Berlin so do not hesitate to join even if you do not attend the Maker Faire. We will announce the exact time and place on the forum, it will certainly be on Saturday the 3rd.


On an other subject, Wolfgang, from USC, is having a talk at the IROS conference. He is going to present his research on Mixed Reality, where one of the platforms he’s using is the Crazyflie 2.0. We have visited Wolfgang’s lab and University before the Maker Faire Bay Area and we where really impressed, they are doing great research. Here’s the info on the talk:

Event: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Congress Center Hamburg, Germany
Talk: “Mixed Reality for Robotics,” October 1, 12:20 – 12:35
Room: Saal A4
Abstract: link

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