Session: The making of Crazyflie
Wednesday 15.40 - 16.30
Room: Nyan Cat
The Crazyflie, a tiny quadrotor, was started in the fall 2009 as a competence development project in the Swedish consulting company Epsilon AB. This project was done during free-time with component cost handled by Epsilon. The first prototype flew about 6 moths later, but it wasn't in about an additional 6 months, in 2010, we finally decided to send a video of the Crazyflie to Hackaday.com and that’s when things really took off. After realising there was a big interest in a tiny quadrotor such as the Crazyflie we decided to make it available as a kit that could be manufactured and sold as an open source development platform.
We will take you through our developing journey, explain the technology, problems we have run in to, open software/hardware and last but not least, a flying demo.
Arnaud Taffanel, Tobias Antonsson and Marcus Eliasson are all embedded and open source enthusiasts. They love doing embedded hobby projects and they have developed one of worlds smallest DIY quadrotors on their own time under the Epsilons competence development program.