DetNodeCopter

Program a flying robot with node!

We'll use the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter as our platform http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-AR-Drone-Quadricopter-Controlled-Android/dp/B007HZLLOK.

If you don't have a drone, buy one. If you don't want to buy one, just hang out and code with others.

Soon we will join the ranks of http://nodecopter.com/ and do a full-day hack event. In the meantime, let's play for a couple hours after work.

This meetup is co-produced with Ribbon Farm: Makers http://www.meetup.com/ribbonfarm.

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  • Brian M.

    We have extra tickets for this weekend's Maker Faire Detroit. Plus, we are looking for pilots to fly our sweet quadcopter obstacle course. Confer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=569029516494728&set=a.356851844379164.88743.280808411983508&type=1&theater.

    If you'd like to attend we'd love to give you a wrist band for Saturday or Sunday or both. Feel free to hit me back:[masked]

    July 27, 2013

    • Brian M.

      by 'give you' we mean FREE.

      July 27, 2013

    • Nicholas F.

      Sick! Lets hope we can get a show just as spectacular.

      1 · January 2, 2013

  • Peter

    I have never been to a meeting
    What is the best place to park?

    December 10, 2012

    • Adam M.

      I agree with Brian, i find the opera house to be the easiest especially now the Tigers are done playing. I think its $5 on non event days.

      December 10, 2012

    • Peter

      thanks! used the opera house!

      December 15, 2012

  • Peter

    cool i am more in to programing but the UofM stuff was outstanding

    December 14, 2012

  • Joey B.

    It was nice meeting everyone last night. I thought it was great that the guys from Parrot and SkySpecs were there sharing their knowledge.

    FYI: I found this project were Max Ogden is running node on the ar.drone Linux platform to interface sensors via the serial port.
    https://gist.github.com/4152815

    I thought it would be cool to expand on this concept and see if it is possible to control an ar.drone with a pure node implementation.

    1 · December 14, 2012

  • Adam M.

    Awesome meetup last night, wonderful surprise seeing the SkySpecs/MAAV quadrocopter.

    December 14, 2012

  • Joshua T K.

    Might have been inspiring enough to get me to purchase my own after the holidays.

    1 · December 14, 2012

  • Kevin S.

    This was an incredible meetup!

    December 14, 2012

  • Calvin

    There was a great turn out. The people from AR Drone came and acted as our tech support and also, the engineers from U of M came and demoed their quadricopter which was $16,000. Awesome!

    December 14, 2012

  • Nicholas F.

    It was amazing. Got to meet some more really cool people. The people from parrot were helpful and it was cool to talk and learn more about the products they have to offer.

    December 14, 2012

  • Kevin O.

    I uploaded this video of the quad-copter demo from SkySpecs/MAAV. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWg9hc0IF8w

    December 13, 2012

  • Kevin O.

    This was an awesome event. Thanks a lot to Parrot, SkySpecs, and the MAAV team from U of M for fantastic demos.

    December 13, 2012

  • Brian M.

    Awesome turnout. Great demos. Cool People.

    December 13, 2012

  • Brian M.

    Dress warmly for Quadcopter night. We just got permission to use the roof at the Madison Building.

    1 · December 11, 2012

  • Brian M.

    Just got off the phone with Julie from Parrot (makers of the AR.Drone). Reps from AR.Drone will be joining us for our meetup on Thursday. Thanks to Adam Magaluk's suggestion, they will be bringing extra batteries and some technical expertise about their products.

    See you all on Thursday!

    3 · December 10, 2012

  • Nicholas F.

    Ordered my Drone today. Love Amazon Prime, will be here on Wednesday. Just in time for me to play with it first before we nodeify it.

    1 · December 10, 2012

  • Adam M.

    Very neat! It be really cool if we could get one of their guys to come out and rep AR Drone and possibly bring extra batteries for the event. I've been thinking we're not going to go for very long on a 15min flight and 1/1.5 hr recharge. I was going to order one or two extra batteries for mine before the event.

    November 29, 2012

    • Brian M.

      adam, i talked with the rep today and made the request for extra batteries. she's going to see what she can do.

      December 4, 2012

  • Brian M.

    Just got off the phone with AR.Drone tech support. Turns out their North American HQ is in Southfield, MI!

    Going to connect with their marketing team about our events.

    1 · November 29, 2012

    • Joshua T K.

      You are the man! Wish I could get one before the event. But I'll attend to be emotional support.

      1 · November 29, 2012

  • Brian Mulloy changed the date and time from Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM to Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    November 26, 2012

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