This episode, Brandon reviews the Crazyflie 2.0 drone development kit. While it has since been superseded by the Crazyflie 2.1, the 2.0 version contains many of the same building blocks:
- An STM32F405 Cortex-M4 microcontroller
- Nordic nRF51822 Bluetooth SoC with integrated Cortex-M0
- 8KB EEPROM
- Onboard LiPo Charger
- Full-Speed USB Device Interface
- Partial USB OTG Capability
- Support for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux Controller Clients
- 7-Minute Flight Time
- 1 KM Range
In addition, the Crazyflie 2.0 incorporates a 10 degree-of-freedom accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope, as well as a precision pressure sensor. The kit comes with a battery, motor, and propellers so you can take to the skies in no time, and also allows expansion to your heart's content through a gang of serial interfaces.
The Crazyflie 2.0 is $180 while supplies last, but Bitcraze is phasing it out in favor of the $195 Crazyflie 2.1. You can find more information on the 2.0 at https://store.bitcraze.io/products/crazyflie-2-0, or try winning it by completing the following form:
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