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Hi everyone,
I want to give an idea for my final project. I will tell you about that project:

I have 3 quadrotors and these quadrotors have ardupilots. One of these will be commander quadrotor and I will
control this quadrotor via computer. So i will setup a wireless network. This is first level of my project.
Secondly, other 2 quadrotors will controlled by commander quadrotor. For example; when i control commander
quadrotor, i will press a key on keyboard. Then, the commander quadrotor will send a command to take off the
other quadrotors. Then, when i will press another key, the other quadrotors will land.

Shortly, my project is in this way. All quadrotors have ardupilot(atmega 2560).
Now, What equipments do I need for sending and taking commands(xbee, arduino wifi shieldsi,...)? Do you know any
sources about computer controlled quadrotor?

Help please...


Is your intended scheme going to be:

Computer -> Arduino -> Xbee (or other wireless device)-> Xbee -> Arduino -> Ardupilot?

For the Computer to Arduino part, see http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/InterfacingWithSoftware. Covers pretty much every programming language you can think of.
For the Arduino to Xbee to Xbee  to Arduino part, see http://www.billporter.info/2011/05/30/easytransfer-arduino-library/. This library really simplifies communicating between Arduinos over serial, and since Xbees have a serial interface it kinda makes it a done deal. There are a lot of non-Xbee devices that have serial interfaces so an Xbee specifically is not required, but I'll leave it to your discretion as to what might work better. I do know that Xbees are frequently used with RC planes for telemetry so they're kinda tried and true there.
For the Arduino to Ardupilot part, see http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/Servo. This would let you send commands to the Ardupilot using the same method that an RC receiver would.



I know nothing about any of that stuff, but I commend you on your project. I hope it goes well and although I won't be able to help I'm looking forward to seeing this on YouTube!
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Thanks @Chagrin, i will read all of them. @JimboZA i hope that we will watch a video on youtube ;)


Does anybody know code example about quadrotor control over the pc?


Can your quadrotors hold the weight of what you want to install in them?


Hi we tried some codes on arduino, but i don't know that how is it work? When we finish that project, i share the last video :)


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