New Crazyflie 2.0 firmware and updated Android client

The workload is still huge and now it is starting to take its toll, we are really looking forward to a short vacation around Christmas! But even though we will be off, we will still be checking the support forum. Meanwhile we are doing our best to continue to march on and we managed to write […]

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 […]

It’s been Shenzhen frenzy

We are sitting here at Doha airport in Qatar writing our Monday post after a very hectic week visiting Seeedstudio in Shenzhen, China. And it’s been really hectic week, I can honestly say I don’t think any of us has worked this many hours in 7 days in whole our lives. It’s been worth it […]

Last week of the Crazyflie 2.0 pre-order

On Thursday this week we are ending the pre-order of the Crazyflie 2.0 and related products. A huge thanks to everyone that has supported us by taking part in the pre-order! If you are thinking about getting a Crazyflie 2.0, then remember to order before Thursday to get 15% off.  This time next week we […]

Crazyflie 2.0: Bluetooth low energy connectivity

One of the nice new functionality of Crazyflie 2.0 is the Bluetooth 4.0 low energy (BLE) connectivity. In Crazyflie 2.0 we are using a radio microcontroller chip from Nordic semiconductor, the nRF51822. This radio chip allows us to keep compatibility with the existing Crayradio (and future Crazyradio PA), and to support BLE connectivity as well. […]

Crazyflie 2.0: System Architecture

Early on in the Crazyflie 2.0 design we decided on using a double-MCU architecture. The main reason for this was to add Bluetooth low energy (BLE) to the platform to permit new use-cases like controlling the Crazyflie 2.0 directly from a mobile device. It just so happens that Nordic semiconductor some time ago released a chip […]

Last week at Devoxx UK

Like we mentioned a couple of weeks ago we went to Devoxx UK last week exhibiting the Crazyflie. We got a chance to do lots of fun things, like flying the FPV quad in the keynote and also over the exhibition floor. The image is a bit faded, but we had the luck of having […]

Welcome Miguel!

We are glad to announce that we got a reinforcement to our team. His name is Miguel Piteira Gomes and just got out of school where he studied mechanics. Now we can finally do other stuff then electronics and software! Miguel comes from Portugal and will help us out during the summer. We wish him […]

Some crowdfunding campaigns

We are always looking for fun things to hack together using the Crazyflie. The last couple of weeks we contributed to two exciting open hardware campaigns on Indiegogo that we are hoping to get our hands on soon. First up is the VoCore, a coin-sized SoC breakout with WiFi running Linux. Based on the RT5350, it could […]

Flying robots and Devoxx presentation

This week we were planning on recording some FPV videos around the office with a new transmitter that gives us better range. But after battling with our USB capture device for a while we finally gave up. We will have to try to find a better one (that hopefully works in Linux!). But until then here’s two […]

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