Getting Started with Hobby Quadcopters and Drones

Author: Craig S. Issod
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490968971
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Quadcopters, Quads, Personal Drones, Multirotors and UAV's are amazing flying machines which contain advanced technology. They are about to transform our world and our lives in many ways. Updated for 2015 - Hobbyists, photographers, pilots or others with interest in this new technology can now participate in this revolution at a very low cost. This book will guide the beginner through the first steps in choosing, buying, flying and understanding these flying robots.

Getting Started with Drones

Author: Terry Kilby
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1457183269
Format: PDF
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Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!

Quadcopters and Drones

Author: Mark D. Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514708422
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Have you ever wanted to soar through the air like an eagle? Thanks to the hobby of RC quadcopters and drones, you can. This book shows you how to get up in the air and avoid all the common problems that always result in your drone falling from the sky. Over 100 pages of information designed to get you up in the air and safely flying through the sky on your very first outing.

Drones For Dummies

Author: Wiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119049784
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ready to fly into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies is an introductory look into the world of UAVs. The book gives readers information for finding and purchasing the right drone to suit their needs, examples on ways to use the drone including drone etiquette. Users learn the basics of flight, including coverage of the laws governing consumer drone usage and suggestions and examples of ways to use drones to capture photos and video. Drones For Dummies provides readers with the information and skills they need to discover cool ways to expand their drone’s use beyond simply flying – all in the easy-to-understand, casual, fun, and informative style found in all For Dummies books. Content includes: What are Drones? How are Drones Used? Picking the Drone That’s Right for Me Setting Up Your Drone Safety with Drones Disaster Preparation Flight Basics Where to Fly Controlling Your Drone Getting Airborne The Strong Arm of the Law The Basics of Photography and Videography Selecting a Camera Capturing Images and Footage Ten Tips For Maintaining Your Drone Ten Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Drone Ten Businesses That Benefit from Aerial Photography

Building Your Own Drones

Author: John Baichtal
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 0134000153
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will teach you all the skills you need. First, Baichtal shows you the amazing drones others have built. Then, he walks you through several complete projects: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and more. Not ready to start from scratch? No problem: Baichtal helps you choose from today’s best new kits. Hundreds of full-color step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. When you’re ready for more advanced concepts, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting Explore today’s most imaginative projects, from 3D-printed mini quadcopters to floating robot armies Compare kits, from $200 up: Parallax ELEV-8, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, OpenROV, Actobotics Nomad, Brooklyn Aerodrome Flack, and more Create your own practical Drone Builder’s Workbench Build complete rocket, blimp, waterborne, and automotive drones Construct both fully autonomous and radio-controlled drones Choose and assemble your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight control, power system, accessories, and software Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones operate autonomously Teach a drone to navigate via RFID tags Learn all the basic electronics and programming you’ll need

How to Do Animal Rights

Author: Ben Isacat
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291015922
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Read this book to engage in animal rights legally, positively and confidently. Here is virtually everything you need to know to embark successfully on defending and advocating for animals and a more human society. Understand activist methods that will further your activism and advocacy for animals; discover practical animal rights activities you can do; know what animal rights means and how it differs from other outlooks; be aware of conflict with the law and how you can handle it; find inspiration from a selection of animal rights activists; recognise how humanity is devastating animal life globally; gasp at the numbers of animals humans kill every year; and add topics to your armoury the well rounded animal activist should know. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about animal rights and how to do it as a practical activity for a more humane society. This third edition is revised...with more illustrations!

How to Build a Quadcopter Drone

Author: Duncan Still
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520191287
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Interested in owning a multicopter or thinking of building one? This book shows you how to build a fully working quadcopter which can provide you with hours of enjoyment flying it. Building a multicopter is simpler than you might imagine and gives you a real sense of achievement. Whether you have never flown a multicopter before or are an enthusiast wishing to build your first one, this book will help you to build a radio controlled quadcopter that can be used for filming, racing or just having fun. There are complete instructions for two different sized quadcopters, the first is a 25cm wide version which can be used for racing and the other is 45cm wide and ideal as a camera platform - an FPV camera can be mounted to either quadcopter.It includes a complete guide to tools, materials and components required and where to find them along with step by step illustrated instructions for assembly plus a simple guide to multicopter flight principles and tips for your first flight.

Make Drones

Author: David McGriffy
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680451677
Format: PDF
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Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.

Build Your Own Quadcopter Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev 8

Author: Donald Norris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 9780071822282
Format: PDF, ePub
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Build a custom multirotor aircraft! Build and customize radio-controlled quadcopters that take off, land, hover, and soar. Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 features step-by-step assembly plans and experiments that will have you launching fully functioning quadcopters in no time. Discover how to connect Elev-8 components, program the microcontroller, use GPS, and safely fly your quadcopter. This fun, do-it-yourself guide fuels your creativity with ideas for radical enhancements, including return-to-home functionality, formation flying, and even artificial intelligence! Understand the principles that govern how quadcopters fly Explore the parts included in your Parallax Elev-8 kit Follow illustrated instructions and assemble a basic 'copter Connect the Parallax chip to a PC and write Spin and C programs Build radio-controlled systems that minimize interference Add GPS and track your aircraft through Google Earth Beam flight information to smartphones with WiFi and XBee technology Mount cameras and stream real-time video back to the ground Train to safely operate a quadcopter using flight simulation software

Build a Drone

Author: Barry Davies
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510707069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name. Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives. Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled. Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book. Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.