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Raspberry Pi Robotic Blueprints by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 7. A Robot That Can Fly

You've had the opportunity to build lots of different types of robots, so now let's end with one that can be truly amazing, a robot that can fly.

In this chapter, you'll learn the following:

  • Building the basic quadcopter platform
  • Interfacing Raspberry Pi to the flight controller
  • Discussing long range communications
  • Using GPS for location
  • Adding autonomous flight

Constructing the platform

Constructing the quadcopter hardware can be daunting; however, there are several excellent websites that can lead you through the process from component selection to build details and programming and controlling your quadcopter with a radio. The http://www.arducopter.co.uk/ website is a great place to start for those who are new to quadcopter ...

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