Refocusing for 2015

During the last week there’s been lots of work, but we don’t have that much to show for it. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing what we should do during 2015. Last year there was a clear focus: develop, release and ship the Crazyflie 2.0. But up until now we haven’t really discussed what […]

Working on a new input device architecture

Today we were supposed to post the next part of the RPM measurements. But since we are’t finished with the analysis yet we thought that we would post some info on what we are working on. Since Christmas we have been working on and off on a new architecture for the input devices in the […]

Crazyflie 2.0 radio communication

The Crazyflie 2.0 supports two types of radio protocols out of the box: ESB (Enhanced ShockBurst) for Crazyradio/Crazyradio PA USB dongle compatibility and  Bluetooth LE for mobile devices. All Crazyflie 2.0’s are shipped with a radio bootloader, able to update virtually all the different parts of the firmware running in Crazyflie 2.0. We thought we would do […]

Looking forward to 2015

Well its hard to believe that yet another year has passed. Maybe because it’s been such an hectic year for us at Bitcraze things has been moving so fast. It has not only been hectic but very exiting as well, we managed to release the Crazyflie 2.0 platform just in time for Christmas. That was […]

Expansion board Architecture and Bluetooth firmware

It seems that many have received their Crazyflie 2.0 now. It is a very exciting time for us, tell us what you think about your Crazylie 2.0 and if you have any problems. We wish you Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a lot of fun with your new Crazyflie 2.0! Getting started The instructions […]

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. […]

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