Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8

By: Donald Norris

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Build a custom multirotor aircraft!

Build and customize radio-controlled quadcopters that take off, land, hover, and soar. Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 features step-by-step assembly plans and experiments that will have you launching fully functioning quadcopters in no time. Discover how to connect Elev-8 components, program the microcontroller, use GPS, and safely fly your quadcopter. This fun, do-it-yourself guide fuels your creativity with ideas for radical enhancements, including return-to-home functionality, formation flying, and even artificial intelligence!

Understand the principles that govern how quadcopters fly

Explore the parts included in your Parallax Elev-8 kit

Follow illustrated instructions and assemble a basic 'copter

Connect the Parallax chip to a PC and write Spin and C programs

Build radio-controlled systems that minimize interference

Add GPS and track your aircraft through Google Earth

Beam flight information to smartphones with WiFi and XBee technology

Mount cameras and stream real-time video back to the ground

Train to safely operate a quadcopter using flight simulation software
Publication Date:
14 / 05 / 2014

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