As everyone probably knows by now, one of the new features of the Crazyflie 2.0 is the improved expansion port. It’s something that we’ve been putting a lot of effort in and we’re really looking forward to see what you will do with it. However a couple of weeks ago we realized something: We don’t have a good name for the expansion boards. Arduino calls them sheilds, the Beaglebone capes, but what should the Crazyflie’s boards be called? Up until now we have just been calling them “expansion board”, like “LED-ring expansion board”. As far as we know this is the first flying platform that has this type of expansion port, and we think it deserves a cool name. Don’t you? We have been trying to come up with something ourselves and our current best idea is “deck”, as in the different levels on an airplane. But we’re a bit stuck there, we haven’t come up with something else and we think there must be a better name then “deck”.
So we thought that we would turn to our readers and community for help. In order to find a name to call our expansion boards we thought we would organize a little competition this and next week. For this week we would love to get some ideas in the comments for naming and then next week we will do a poll to vote for a winning contribution. To sweeten the deal we thought that we would throw in a Crazyflie 2.0 developer edition (which includes debug-adapter, proto- and breakout board and a Crazyradio PA) to the first comment that holds the winning contribution. But before everyone beings posting ideas, here’s a few rules:
- Only one idea per comment, if you have more then post more comments. By posting an idea of the name you give us the right to use it, otherwise there wouldn’t be much point in posting it ;-)
- Our WordPress is set-up for reviewing posts before they are accepted, but once you are accepted as poster you can freely post. This means that some comments will appear directly and some won’t. But to judge whoever is first we will use the timestamp of the comment.
- The best ideas will be collected in a poll next week. Then everyone will get a chance to vote for the name they think is best during the week and then a winner is selected
- The winner of the poll is the one with the highest number of votes and this user will receive a Crazyflie 2.0 developer edition. But even if everyone likes the name we still reserve the right to use something else, but you will still get the price :-)
So start brainstorming and get the chance to be the inventor of the Crazyflie expansion boards name! Also the winner of a Crazyflie 2.0.. :-)
At the moment we are just overloaded with work and we haven’t had time to be so active in the forum lately. We feel really bad about this and hope things will change as soon as the Crazyflie 2.0 is starting to ship. Until then we hope our community can step in and help us out, it would mean a lot to us. We have already got a lot of help from Chad, thanks a lot for that Chad and others! For urgent matters you can still reach us at our contact address found in the about page.
Oh, one last thing. The manufacturing of the first batch of Crazyflie 2.0 it’s still on track and no delays to report. When we have any updates on a final estimated shipping date we will let you know.
126 comments on “Suggest a name for our expansion boards and win a Crazyflie 2.0”
What about an aircraft-related term such as “payload”?
(as in aircraft under-wing type pods)
Short for augmentation (n) – making greater; improving.
bc exp header
Because it sort of looks like a “Dual In-line Package” component, and blending it with a part of your company-name “Bitcraze”.
It might also work well for different Modules like e.g. BitDIP Navigator (GPS-Module), BitDIP Vision (Camera+AV Tx Module)…
Short for Crazy Dual Link, dual because of top and bottom connectors.
Additional pun, it’s a cradle for the expansion boards.
Extra bonus pun, “that sh* cray”… if you’re a Jay-Z fan.
Short for Crazy Dual Layer Expansion, dual because of top and bottom, two layers of expansion.
Additional pun, it’s a cradle for the expansions.
Extra bonus pun… again, if you’re a Jay-Z fan.
As variety/second option, if you’re not a Jay-Z fan.
My first name is: “Derma”
It’s the word dermis in Greek/italian/etc. Since the skin is made of layers and two of them are epidermis and dermis, the dermis contains a lot of cells and components that work togheter by sending signals for the touch sense or the temperature, collagene for the strenght of the cutis and so on.
I think this word embody the meaning of the expansion ports cause it contains sensors, position, signals, power and connections.
Crazyflie has SIL connectors, dermis has basement membrane; power, blood vessels; signals, Mechanoreceptors; and so on. I hope everybody can understand what I’m talking about :)
And if one day the community will build an external protection this could be named “epiderma” (epidermis) ;)
Crazyflie Derma GPS, Derma LEDs, Derma AV, etc… Or you can keep the medical science way: Leds= Derma Cornea – GPS= Derma Vertigo – Camera= Derma Retina…
Exbo (EXpansion BOard)
How about “bit slab” because it’s rectangular and passes bits through ports. You can stack slabs and paving slabs can be creatively described when it involves bits.
“I want to buy the new Crazyflie camera lading.”
“Do you have the LED lading?”
“I finished my custom lading on the <a href="http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/preorderCrazyflie-20-Prototyping-expansion-board-p-2111.html?cPath=84_147"Prototyping board.”
(from Bitcraze and Expansion Board).
“That Qi charger bitBoard makes recharges so easy!”
“My battery bitBoard fits perfectly. The battery doesn’t fall off when I crash.”
Floard (Flie + Board)
(from Crazyflie and modification)
“The LED ring flieMod makes my Crazyflie look like an alien spacecraft!”
“I’ve been testing some new ideas with the Breakout flieMod.”
“I made my own camera flieMod! I call it the flie-eye Mod.” ;-)
fleck! (flie + deck)
exploard (expansion + board)
Wing or Wings (there are aircraft with mutliple wings – think Richthofen’s Fokker Dr.I…)
Scale (as in a dragon scale)
it is a modification also call it:
Wikipedia seems to agree:
A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment
(Where face can be considered any geometrical face)
The name plays on the fact that “ElevaBoard” sounds similar to “Elevator”. More, I think that the concept of elevating(as enhancing) something fits perfectly thinking about an expansion board =D
or to make it more associated with bitcraze:
…but that would make it much harder to find via google.
Simple but still descriptive name is Transformers.
DevBoard (Developer Board)
ExtBoard (External Board)
“The ability of flies to cling to surfaces…”
LED-ring expansion board =>LED-ring Cling
FPV expansion board =>FPV Cling
“Armor” is a simple and cool word.
So one would be expand the crazy flie by other flies to create a swarm ;)
“Darwin” -Explanation obvious…I think
easy & simple.
Devil Board (devel. board)… nearest to paradise
Call then cells
As in the ladder ones you put crazy people in or what I prefer is the cells that can mutate and organism and lead to evolution
Or propeller packs
table; where fine dishes are served
an … augment (from augmentation)
a … crazybit
Digiboard (Digital Board)
BiTools (Bit Tools)
BiMo (Bit Module)
If you mix a shield a cape and/or a hat, that gives you a “Helm”…
of the armored type or ship-command type, so why not “Helms”?
Sh*t: what flies turn around
If I win the kit I will develop something cool with it for everyone to use, so vote for me
Bitio (Bit + io(input/output))
Pupa – Peripheral Upgrade Platform Add-on
Personally, I like ‘crazymod’.
flie paper – Peripherial and port expansion reader
because expansion port permit fly more I suggest name for the expansion port=== fliemore or in Spanish fliemas.
Jose Luis parada
The Nano Dragonfly
ARGPDeck (all round general purpose deck)
The new Crazyflie 2.0 with C.E.B. (Crazy Expansion Board)
(Flie in referenze to the “mother” copter where the modules, thier “kids”, are connected to. Some use cases-> “Fliekid GPS”, “Fliekid Vision”, “Fliekid LED-ring”)
Same as above, just “kit” instead of “kid” to reduce the mother-kid concept into a phonetic reference
(Combination of Parasite + Sensors/Senses. Sorry, that should be my last suggestions.)
I would name it: CrazyPod
CrazySheet (CrazyFlie + sheet)
ExBoard (Extension Board)
you loved rome, so…
crazyflie expansion board = get the crazyflie wifi pazzo and all our crazyflie pazzi!
pazzo is crazy
you need these to fly…
crazylife wifi feather, get all our feathers today!
fly swatter – it swats flies, a common fly > swatter association
get the new
Crazyflie Wifi swatter, get all the Crazyflie swatters today.
“Backflie” is perfect and… in continuity with Crazyflie.
..and that’s your lot from me :)
“Crazyback” is also nice, self-explaining and coordinated with Crazyflie.
The original Deck wasn’t a bad idea, but sounds a bit generic.
I’d suggest swapping generic prefix or suffix with strong brand ones like:
flightdeck -> CrazyDeck / FlieDeck
payload -> CrazyLoad / FlieLoad
It may be a bit cliche, but it works :D