Lego quad-copter: your ultimate drone nightmare
Bricks, camera, GPS nav ... next step, world domination
Vid Two cameras, four engines, a GPS-driven autopilot: meet the Lego drone.
Documented at a site called sUASNews, here, the quad-copter-style drone was built by the sons of a programmer and Lego enthusiast, Ed Scott. A central structure houses power and electronics, including a Go Pro camera to record the drone’s surroundings and a second camera, simply described as a first person view camera to send images back to the operator.
An APM 2.5 controller keeps the ‘copter level and allows it to navigate via GPS waypoints.
The motors, according to sUASNews, were scavenged from a damaged GUAI 330x.
It's a handy piece of work, even if the post notes the use of glue to hold it together. It seems to fly well enough - video below.
El Reg will now hide under the desk while contemplating a future populated by Lego drones... ®
Other than the use of the word 'Legos', outstanding achievement!
Dear Americans, it's LEGO not "Legos". Get it in your thick heads.
Re: ...Lego themed fetish dungeon...
Always, always count the bricks before and after!
Re: Technic LEGO for 21st Century..
Kits are very expensive. Generic sets of blocks, a lot cheaper. You're usually paying for the design (or copyrights for the Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR et al) when you buy specific kits.
Just buy the blocks, let the kid's imagination do the design - will be a lot more satisfying too.
Re: Cost of LEGO
"(ahem) grown-up projects"
I had the image of some Lego themed fetish dungeon...