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Hello everyone, I am basically trying to make a quadrator follow and hover over a target. The hard part is realising how to actually do the tracking part. I thought about image processing but the arduino is definitely not powerful enough for it. Maybe with an IR beacon of some sorts? GPS maybe?
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Sparkfun used to and may still sell a camera that tracked a given color and would give values back over serial about it's relative position.  That could work.

GPS will give you +/- 2 meter accuracy, but if this is sufficient it could work.

I personally like IR.  Mount an IR LED on the target and give the quad the sensor from the front of a Wii remote (you ought to be able to find those somewhere).  If I remember right it returns an x,y coordinate for the top 5 brightest points.  You can then use that position to aid in tracking. 
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I like the Wiimote suggestion and I will actually try to get my hands on one and check how it goes. Any other ideas in case I won't? Low budget for a while.
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