This weekend we're heading off to Fosdem to hang around and listen to some of the great talks. We're really excited to see two talks about the Crazyflie 2.0 on the schedule. The first one is from Fred, one of our community members and maintainer of the Android app, talking about the plattform. The second one is by AdaCore about porting the Crazyflie 2.0 firmware to SPARK. Great stuff!
We're doing some tests running our local positioning system on battery. Using some off-the-shelf USB batteries (2200mAh) we can keep it up for about 6 hours. Pretty nice if you're setting it up in a temporary location.
During the next few weeks we'll be building a few set's of our DWM1000 based Real-time positioning system. The goal is to make a small alpha release to get some customer feedback on the system. If you're interested then have a look at our blog:
During the fall we've made lots of progress on our indoor location system based on the DWM1000. Even though there's still lots of improvements to do, the Crazyflie 2.0 is now hovering autonomously and we're currently working on finalizing the hardware
Awesome slow-motion video showing the Crazyflie turbulence when taking off. There's also some really nice extra shots of droplets flying from the propellers. Credit goes out to the engineers over at Bell Labs for shooting the video.