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Minidrone-js

Minidrone-js is an easy to use drone library for the Parrot Minidrones. In theory it supports many different Parrot drones besides Minidrones but this is untested.

This library is loosely based on the work by fetherston for npm-parrot-minidrone and amymcgovern for pymambo.

Functionality

This library is designed to support the two-way command communication protocol used by Parrot drones. It supports receiving sensor updates and sending commands based on the xml specification.

Installation

Using yarn

yarn add minidrone-js

or using npm

npm install minidrone-js

Example

This example will make the drone take-off, do a flip and then land again.

const {DroneConnection, CommandParser} = require('minidrone-js');

const parser = new CommandParser();
const drone = new DroneConnection();


/* 
 * Commands are easily found by reading the xml specification
 * https://github.com/Parrot-Developers/arsdk-xml/blob/master/xml/
 */
const takeoff = parser.getCommand('minidrone', 'Piloting', 'TakeOff');
const landing = parser.getCommand('minidrone', 'Piloting', 'Landing');
const backFlip = parser.getCommand('minidrone', 'Animations', 'Flip', {direction: 'back'});

/** Helper function */
function sleep(ms) {
  return new Promise(a => setTimeout(a, ms));
}

drone.on('connected', async () => {
  // Makes the code a bit clearer
  const runCommand = x => drone.runCommand(x);

  await runCommand(takeoff);
  
  await sleep(2000);
  await runCommand(backFlip);
  
  await sleep(2000);
  await runCommand(landing);

  await sleep(5000);
  process.exit();
});

Troubleshooting

MacOS won't connect to the drone

  • First turn off Bluetooth
  • Run the following code in your shell
rm -v ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.Bluetooth.*.plist
sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist
  • Turn Bluetooth back on

Or alternativly using blueutil:

blueutil off
rm -v ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.Bluetooth.*.plist
sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist
blueutil on

License

MIT License

Copyright 2018 Mechazawa mega@ioexception.at

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.