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Building Smart Drones with ESP8266 and Arduino

By : Syed Omar Faruk Towaha
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Building Smart Drones with ESP8266 and Arduino

By: Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

Overview of this book

With the use of drones, DIY projects have taken off. Programmers are rapidly moving from traditional application programming to developing exciting multi-utility projects. This book will teach you to build industry-level drones with Arduino and ESP8266 and their modified versions of hardware. With this book, you will explore techniques for leveraging the tiny WiFi chip to enhance your drone and control it over a mobile phone. This book will start with teaching you how to solve problems while building your own WiFi controlled Arduino based drone. You will also learn how to build a Quadcopter and a mission critical drone. Moving on you will learn how to build a prototype drone that will be given a mission to complete which it will do it itself. You will also learn to build various exciting projects such as gliding and racing drones. By the end of this book you will learn how to maintain and troubleshoot your drone. By the end of this book, you will have learned to build drones using ESP8266 and Arduino and leverage their functionalities to the fullest.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Things to Know Before You Build a Drone

Let me guess why you are reading this chapter—because you have some knowledge of Arduino and you are interested in building something awesome with it, which is a drone. Right? If yes, then this book is for you. Throughout this book, we will learn how to build a full-phase drone with the help of Arduino and other technologies. We will also build some prototype drones. If you don't have a basic idea about Arduino, I would recommend you read Learning C for Arduino before starting this book. In this book, we will learn how to build a drone from scratch and we will also modify the drone to serve our other purposes, such as Follow Me drones, mission-control drones, selfie drones, gliding drones, and racing drones. We will also learn how to maintain the drones and troubleshoot when needed.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Definition and usages of drones
  • Types of drones
  • How we can identify or differentiate drones
  • Introducing things needed to build a drone

If you feel enthusiastic about build your own drone, then come with me; let's start a journey together to build drones and have a lot of fun.