• Crazyflie 2.0 on pre-order until the 16th of October

  • Crazyflie 2.0 with LED-expansion

  • Crazyflie 2.0 traffic light using prototype expansion board

  • Crazyflie 2.0 using Bluetooth LE or computer with Crazyradio USB dongle

Bitcraze and the Crazyflie

Ever wanted a development-kit that flies? We did, so we developed the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter! The goal with the Crazyflie was to give users a flying base for their development. We wanted to create an open source platform that would be fun to use, as well as give the users the possibility to work on and experiment with a wide range of features and areas.

In order for users to quickly get going with their flying and development we provide a virtual machine with everything that is needed, documentation of the project and design as well as a range of different software. Flying is done from our main client software where you can use a variety of joysticks as well as the Leap Motion. You can also use our custom SD-card image for flying from the Raspberry Pi or our Android client for flying from your smartphone.

We are constantly working on improving the design and trying to come up with fun new hacks and experiments that we implement and show users how to do. Through our community everyone get the chance to join in the discussion and development as well as take part and contribute to all the documentation.

Crazyflie 2.0 expansion board template

First of all, thanks to everyone that helped us out during the pre-order. Today we are finishing the last details and tomorrow Seeedstudio will launch the production of the first Crazyflie 2.0 batch! It’s been a hectic couple of months here at Bitcraze and it feels great to finally have reached this point. For the first batch we will manufacture more units than were pre-ordered. So from now up until the units are ready we will continue the pre-order, but without the discounted prices. The first batch is planing to start shipping mid-December. We are prioritizing the discounted pre-order but will ship everything as soon as possible.

Last week we published the iOS prototype code for controlling the Crazyflie 2.0. This week we are publishing the Crazyflie 2.0 expansion board template project. The project is done using KiCad and includes the schematics, the footprint mapping and an initial layout with the connectors in the correct place. The license of the template project is CC-BY 4.0. In order for users to more easily see what their expansion board will look like and how it will fit, we have included the Crazyflie 2.0 board outline as well as some key components that might interfere.

We are really excited to see if any cool expansion board projects will come out of this template. So if you feel like giving it a try then head over to GitHub, clone the repository and add some cool stuff. Any ideas of what to do?

Crazyflie 2.0 exp template

Crazyflie 2.0 exp schematic

 

 

 

 

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