Ever wonder why or how there all of sudden came to be so many different semi-autonomous “drone” models? The answer is open source hardware and software and this is a good thing!
Below are links that I found interesting related to the development of both hardware and software solutions:
The following collection of links, is again, mostly for my own benefit for future reading and research.
APM (Auto-Pilot Modules) Hardware, Software (Firmware), and Sensors
– A good place to start is the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode site.
The link below about what a FLOW camera is and how it works can also be found at Pixhawk.org, but I found the description and documentation to be very interesting and helpful. They also have an inline video showing the sensor in action!
This is just the start of what will ultimately be a comprehensive list of add-on sensors, not just the currently listed ones from the sites above, but emerging technologies as well. More to follow soon…