Cylon adaptor/drivers for Crazyflie nanocopter
This module provides an adaptor and drivers for the Crazyflie nanocopter (http://www.bitcraze.se/). It uses the Aerogel node module (https://github.com/ceejbot/aerogel) created by @ceejbot thank you!
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On Linux, you need to install some packages before you can install the NPM module:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config libusb-1.0-0-dev
And on OS X, you need to have the
libusb package to install the module:
$ brew install libusb
Install the module with:
$ npm install cylon cylon-crazyflie
You will also need to install the latest beta firmware to the Crazyflie itself to use the 'hover' mode: https://bitbucket.org/bitcraze/crazyflie-firmware/downloads/Crazyflie_2014.01.0.bin.
This small program causes the Crazyflie to takeoff for 10 seconds.
var Cylon = require'cylon';Cylonrobotconnections:crazyflie: adaptor: 'crazyflie' port: 'radio://1/10/250KPS'devices:drone: driver: 'crazyflie'mydronetakeoff;after10secondsmydroneland;;after15secondsmydronestop;;start;
The Crazyflie uses a 2.4 GHz radio to communicate. There is a USB dongle called the Crazyradio that is required to control the Crazyflie quadcopter.
If you are have a USB 3.0 port, you might run into this issue:
You need to install some udev-rules to be able to communicate with the crazyflie, it is a good thing that we have a Gort command that does just that:
$ gort crazyflie set-udev-rules
We're busy adding documentation to our web site at http://cylonjs.com/ please check there as we continue to work on Cylon.js
For our contribution guidelines, please go to https://github.com/hybridgroup/cylon/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md.
For the release history, please go to https://github.com/hybridgroup/cylon-crazyflie/blob/master/RELEASES.md.
Copyright (c) 2013-2014 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.