Published on Dec 19, 2012
This is a project is a fully autonomous self flying quadcoptor "frame" from LEGO bricks. Arducoptor board to achieve autonomous flight, the frame was designed using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD)
Once we added the ArduCoptor board it became a 100% autonomous drone that can fly ob its own without human intervention, we only need the stick for take off or in case something went wrong and needed to take over. When the quad gets to its assigned first waypoint it just continues to all 3 and then back to launch point on its own, a real Drone.
Once launched it uses GPS to navigate the waypoints on its own.
1) 117 LEGO Bricks make entire frame ($40)
2) APM 2.5 Autopilot System with GPS gives makes the LOGOs capable of unmanned waypoints flights! ($170)
3) LiPo Battery $25
4) CA Glue ($2)
5) Misc cables ($20)
Extras for real time video
1) FPV Googles and Camera $399
2) GoPro $199