Most of last week was spent at the Devoxx France conference in Paris. Even though we didn’t have our talk until the end of the week, we hung around most of the time just developing and working. And of course we also got the chance to meet lots of interesting people and demo the Crazyflie. We worked on some code for the NeoPixel ring from Adafruit, implementing some different effects. We also did a quick hack to be able to change effects when flying using the Leap Motion. Since we haven’t had any time to prepare videos/photos of it and to clean up the code, we will post more about that next week.
We also got a chance to do some other fun things, like flying the FPV Crazyflie over the crowd at one of the keynotes and also record some video while flying though the conference.
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3 comments on “Bitcraze at Devoxx France”
The FPV video is great! Can you tell us if it is the same setup as listed on this page? https://www.bitcraze.io/2013/03/first-fpv-flight-test/ It seems like the video quality in the Devoxx FPV video is better than the older linked video, so I am wondering if you made any engineer improvements to the original design. Also, did you have to chase after the crazyflie to maintain video and control connections? :-)
The video linked above was made using a keychain camera detailed in this blogpost: https://www.bitcraze.io/2012/05/playing-outside/
The FPV can be seen in this video shot by someone in the audience when we were doing our demos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k3MHihjh1A