A week in Shenzhen

Starting up production and doing the first batch of a product is always problematic, no matter how well you try to plan it. So just like for the Crazyflie 1.0, we decided to pack our bags and leave for Shenzhen for the production of the first batch of the Crazyflie 2.0. When we launched the […]

Crazyflie 2.0 production tests

We kicked off the Crazyflie 2.0 production about one week ago and we are still working hard on ensuring the best possible quality of the production. To do so we have a test specification/plan that is executed on all the produced units. Making test protocols is something we have had some experience of in our former day-jobs, but […]

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 […]

Crazyflie 2.0: The tiny modular quadcopter

This weekend we spent at the Maker Faire in Rome and got to meet lots of fellow geeks and makers. Even though it was busy times at the Bitcraze booth, we got a chance to walk around a bit and see other projects. It’s really inspiring to see what people come up with! It was […]

Crazyflie 2.0: Radio range test

As you might already know we have added a 20dBm RF amplifier to the Crazyflie 2.0 as well as to the Crazyradio PA. We have had high hopes of getting a more stable link and much better range with this. We have done a lot of tests in the building we are sitting in and […]

Crazyflie 2.0: LED-ring expansion

A while ago we did a hack where we attached a NeoPixel ring to a Crazyflie. It was just a quick hack to show the concept, but we really liked the results. So we added some more firmware to easily be able to create new effects for the ring and also made it controllable using the Leap […]

Crazyflie 2.0: Qi inductive charging expansion

One of the boards that we have been working on is an inductive charging expansion for the Crazyflie 2.0. Some of you might remember way back when we did an inductive charging hack for the Crazyflie. It’s always been very compelling with wireless charging, we’re not sure why. Maybe it’s because it feels a bit magic For […]

New Crazyradio PA

As we said in previous post, with Crazyflie 2.0 one of the focus has been on enhancing the current Crazyflie platform. The radio range and power is one of these things that is good enough on the current Crazyflie but that could be made much better. So on Crazyflie 2.0 we added a +20dB power […]

Crazyflie 2.0 expansion port

One feature of the new Crazyflie 2.0 that we are especially happy about is the new expansion port. We have attached a lot of hardware to the current Crazyflie and we have also seen lots of users attaching their hardware, but it’s not very easy. The current connector is small, you will need to solder […]

Crazyflie 2.0 debug-adapter board

While designing the Crazyflie 2.0 one of our focuses has been enhancing the current Crazyflie functionality. As a flying development kit the current Crazyflie already has a JTAG debug port that allows to flash and debug the STM32F1 microcontroller. The design uses a standard ARM 10-pins cortex debug connector. The connector is shipped with the Crazyflie […]

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