The Crazyflie Bolt runs the same firmware base as the Crazyflie 2.1 and includes the same IMU. So you can start out developing using the much smaller Crazyflie 2.1 and then grow as your application grows.
Your imagination sets the limits
We put the same deck expansion connector on the Crazyflie Bolt as on the Crazyflie 2.X. So you have have access to all the same decks as well as lots of signals for your own custom hardware, such as: UART, I2C and SPI as well as PWM, analog in/out and GPIO.
The Crazyflie Bolt also supports the same firmware flashing over-the-air, as well as logging and parameters, which makes it really easy to develop on the platform.
Designed with development in mind
We think that a development platform should be something more than just making the code available, therefore our software, firmware and utilities have functionality such as logging, real-time parameter setting and wireless firmware updates. The complete development environment for most of the subsystems is available in a virtual machine, so you don’t need to install any tool chains to start developing. Also the virtual machine works just as well for flying.
Once you have made some modifications, simply flash the new firmware over the radio and you are ready to go. For those interested in more advanced development, there is a development adapter kit that supports an easy JTAG/SWD connection to both of the MCUs on the Crazyflie Bolt.
Something for everyone
If you are into embedded systems, the STM32F405 has a lot of processor power you can use for doing experiments, making improvements and adding new features. The expansion decks allow you to experiment, prototype and design your own hardware.
Take a look in the Development section to get started.
By the way, it’s fun to just fly it too!
We continuously work on the firmware, software, documentation and new, creative ways of using the system. We also design new expansion decks that add new functionality, and possibilities and expands the Crazyflie ecosystem. The platform supports wireless firmware updates via radio and Bluetooth LE, so when a new firmware is released, it’s a breeze to update.
If you have any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org