Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises

by Range

Drones seem to be everywhere these days, but in most cases they can get expensive and most remote spy planes are used overseas. Aerospace engineer algorhythmic decided to see what sort of vehicle he could cobble together on a limited budget.

algorhythmic dark pi rises drone arduino raspberry

The Xaver Mk.2., his remote-controlled, roving surveillance vehicle, doesn’t look very imposing, but its compact frame is packing a night vision camera and a Raspberry Pi. The drone was hacked together from bits and pieces, including a PlayStation 3 Eye camera as well as a Wi-Fi module. An Arduino controller directs a motor that allows the camera to move.┬áIt’s been configured to stream video from the camera via the Internet, and the whole rig is operated remotely by a PS3 controller.

Algorhythmic promises to create a series of videos on how to construct it and how he will tailor his prototype on his website.

[via Ubergizmo]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

The Swiss Army Machete Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

The Swiss Army Machete Zombie Defense Multi-Tool

Blade of the Black Swordsman: Not as Dirty as It Sounds

Blade of the Black Swordsman: Not as Dirty as It Sounds

Star Trek TNG Boot Slippers: Warm Me up, Scotty!

Star Trek TNG Boot Slippers: Warm Me up, Scotty!

Legend of Zelda Villains Keyboard Decals: It\

Legend of Zelda Villains Keyboard Decals: It's Dangerous to Type Alone

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

Pocketbands Let You Carry a Key and Cash on Your Wrist

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by