Building a Drone With Arduino (p1)
There’s a few things I’ve always wanted to do but never had the time to. One of them is to play with an Arduino. The Arduino is a piece of hardware designed by a team in Italy (the blue board in the picture below).
This little board is truly disruptive because it breaks down several barriers that existed in the hardware world. I’ll illustrate this with an example: in order to develop a hardware product (a drone, a smart thermostat, a phone…) one could buy an ARM processor on a board and program it except…
- That board costs a lot of money
- The documentation is very complex and meant for professionals working in big firms that integrate this into consumer products
- It requires proprietary software and cables in order to load applications into the board
Arduino solves all these issues. First the Arduino UNO costs just $25 from the official store, or much less if bought from a...
Continue reading →