Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter and Accessories


Crazyflie 2.0 Nano Quadcopter and Accessories

crazyflie quadcopter has an impressive small size

crazyflie quadcopter has an impressive small size

The crazyflie is really a crazy “nano” quadcopter with high technology. The size of the quadcopter is amazingly small but in addition it has many key features as described below. In addition, the manufacturers are providing a set of accessories to improve the features or/and allow users to customize the models at will. The are also some books on this special quadcopters which may be highly recommended for their users. The book deals with the controllability features of the crazyflie nano quadcopter using simulink.

 

Key features:

  • Durable design. Easy to assemble and no soldering required. Supports expansion boards with automatic detection
  • Supports flying from iOS and Android with Bluetooth LE support as well as from Windows/MacOSX/Linux with the Crazyradio or Crazyradio PA
  • Tested to above 1 km radio range LOS with Crazyradio PA. Wireless firmware update
  • On-board charging via standard uUSB
  • Dual-MCU architecture with dedicated radio/power management SoC for advanced applications

The Crazyflie 2.0 is a versatile flying development platform that only weights 27g and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s advanced functionalities makes it ideal for developers and the Bluetooth LE capabilities makes it easy to fly from mobile devices. With it’s small size and weight it’s ideal for indoor use, but you can just as easily hover above your house as you can hover under your diningroom table. Designed as a solderless kit, the Crazyflie 2.0 is quickly assembled by attaching the motors to the circuitboard frame and it’s ready to fly.

The Crazyflie 2.0 is an open project, with source code and hardware design available and documented. The platform is designed with development in mind, implementing features to make development easier and faster, such as logging and real-time parameter setting and wireless firmware update. Aside from the firmware and software projects, there is also a number of community supported APIs written in Java, Ruby, C/C++, C# and Javascript. For anyone interested in doing more advanced development there is a development adapter kit that supports easy JTAG/SWD connection to both of the MCUs on the Crazyflie 2.0.

Supporting multiple radio protocols, the Crazyflie 2.0 can be used from a Bluetooth LE enabled mobile device or from a computer using the Crazyradio or Crazyradio PA. While flying from a mobile device works great, the real power of the platform is unlocked by connecting it to a computer using the Python client that’s a available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. This enables you to fully use all the expansion boards, to easily trim flying parameters, graphically log data and set parameters. When connected to a computer, you also get the added benifit of being able to use any gamepad or joystick with at least 4 analog axis for flying.

Crazyflie 2.0 – Versatile Flying Development Platform

 

The Crazyflie 2.0 is a versatile flying development platform that only weights 27g and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s advanced functionalities makes it ideal for developers and the Bluetooth LE capabilities makes it easy to fly from mobile devices. With it’s small size and weight it’s ideal for indoor use, but you can just as easily hover above your house as you can hover under your diningroom table. Designed as a solderless kit, the Crazyflie 2.0 is quickly assembled by attaching the motors to the circuitboard frame and it’s ready to fly.

Specification:

– Mechanical specs:
– ? Weight: 27g
– ? Size (WxHxD): 92x92x29mm (motor-to-motor and including motor mount feet)
– Radio specs:
– ? 20 dBm radio amplifier tested to > 1 km range LOS with Crazyradio PA
– ? Bluetooth Low Energy support with iOS and Android clients available (tested on iOS 7.1+ and Android 4.4+)
– ? Radio backwards compatible with original Crazyflie and Crazyradio
– Micro-controllers:
– ? STM32F405 main application MCU (Cortex-M4, 168MHz, 192kb SRAM, 1Mb flash)
– ? nRF51822 radio and power management MCU (Cortex-M0, 32Mhz, 16kb SRAM, 128kb flash)
– uUSB connector

Part List:

– 1 x Crazyflie 2.0 control board with all components mounted
– 5 x CW propellers
– 5 x CCW propellers
– 5 x Motor mounts
– 1 x LiPo battery (240mAh)
– 5 x Coreless DC motors
– 2 x Short expansion connector pins (1×10, 2mm spacing, 8 mm long)
– 2 x Long expansion connector pins (1×10, 2mm spacing, 14 mm long)
– 1 x Battery holder expansion board
Spare parts:
– CW propellers
– CCW propellers
– LiPo battery (240mAh)
– Coreless DC motor
– Motor mount
– Battery holder expansion board
Resources:
– Bitcraze
– Wiki
– Forum
– Getting started and Assembly instructions
– Buyers Guide

Crazyflie 2.0 – LED-ring expansion board


Light up the dark with custom patterns using the Crazyflie 2.0 LED-ring expansion board. Featuring 12 strong RGB LEDs facing downwards, you can create custom patterns in firmware that you control from your Android/iPhone or computer. Two additional strong front facing LEDs that can be switched on and off, act as headlights.

This product is intended to be used together with the Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter and uses its expansion board system. Please have a look at the buyers guide for more info about Crazyflie 2.0 expansion boards.

Features:

DC-DC step-up/down gives stable LED light independant of battery voltage

Create custom patterns using the Crazyflie 2.0 firmware

12 RGB LED modules facing downwards

2 strong LEDs facing forward

Automatic detection of expansion board using 1-wire memory

Key features:

  • 12 independantly addressable RGB LED modules facing downwards (<W2812B>)
  • 2 strong white LEDs facing forward
  • 1-wire memory for automatic expansion board detection
  • Designed for mounting under the Crazyflie facing downwards
  • Weight: 3.3 grams

Control Of Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Using Simulink

This is a text on the control properties of the crazyflie nano quadcopter using simulink. An open source drone platform offered by Bitcraze actuated minds of various aerial robotic enthusiasts. Over the last few years, research and development on open source drone platform has increased exponentially due to its popularity in wide variety of applications. Simulink extends comprehensive tools to build real time control system. This book provides an extensive information on designing attitude and altitude control algorithms for an open source drone using Simulink. This analysis should help elucidate this approach for future drone enthusiasts build control loops for rapid prototyping on this stabilized platform using Simulink.

Inductive charging expansion board For Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter 2.0: Automatic detection of expansion board using 1-wire memory

 

Key features:

  • In ZIYUN Qi inductive charging expansion board For Crazyflie 2.0 – Automatic detection of expansion board using 1-wire memory
  • Mechanical specification: Designed for mounting under the Crazyflie 2.0 1-wire memory for automatic expansion board detection Supports the Qi wireless charging standard (WPC V1.1) Can supply up to 1A at 5V Based on the TI BQ51013B
  • Can supply up to 1A at 5V¡£ Based on the TI BQ51013B¡£
  • Compatible with the Qi standar
  • Automatic detection of expansion board using 1-wire memory

The Qi inductive charging expansion board,for charge your Crazyflie 2.0 without connecting the USB cable.
The Crazyflie 2.0 Qi inductive charging expansion board is a great option.
It supports the Qi standard and can be used with the same Qi charger you have for your phone or tablet.
It also supports the latest WPC V1.1 specification and is able to supply up to 1A at 5V to the Crazyflie 2.0.

This product is intended to be used together with the Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter and uses it’s expansion board system.

Specification:
Compatible with the Qi standard
Automatic detection of expansion board using 1-wire memory
Mechanical specification:
? Designed for mounting under the Crazyflie 2.0
? 1-wire memory for automatic expansion board detection
? Supports the Qi wireless charging standard (WPC V1.1)
? Can supply up to 1A at 5V
? Based on the TI BQ51013B
Size: 30x30x5mm

Packing list:
Qi inductive charging expansion board x1


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