Pilot the AR.Drone 2.0 directly from your browser. Extend the application with plugins to add features such as video recording, autonomous flight, face recognition, and more. It makes it a very friendly environment to quickly build and experiment with your drone (e.g. during a nodecopter event).
If you encounter an issue; please submit it to the issue tracker! You can also catch up with me (eschnou) on twitter or on #freenode (channel #nodecopter).
This branch is the development branch, there are no packaged release yet.
video-png stream the video to the browser through static image loading, works great in every browser. Requires ffmpeg installed on your system.
battery display a battery widget in the top bar.
blackbox records all mission data (raw video, navdata, etc.) on the disk.
replay replays a mission by injecting the data at the client level. Makes it a very friendly tool to code/test/debug when you can't fly. You need to use video-png for video, not compatible with video-stream yet.
automap fly to a position on the map autonomously.
Feel free to add your plugins in this list by editing this page.
traffic displays live Air traffic from ADS-B data as an augmented reality overlay.
gamepad controls the drone with a gamepad.
tracker track pixels on the videostream by clicking on them.
trollface detect faces and overlay trollfaces on top of them.
OculusFlight Controls the drone with Oculus Rift.
onscreen-keyboard Adds buttons to the UI for easier control
In order to use the video-png plugin, you also need ffmpeg installed on your system.
git clone https://github.com/eschnou/ardrone-webflight.git cd ardrone-webflight npm install bower install
- Copy the config.js.sample to config.js and edit to select your plugins
- Connect to the drone's wifi
- Point your browser to http://localhost:3000/
Controlling the drone
If you have enabled the pilot plugin, you can fly the drone with the following keys. You can define your keyboard in the
config file. In the plugin,
qwerty keyboards are defined. Feel free to define others.
z, s, q, d to move front, back and sideways. Use your
cursors to go up/down or turn
clockwise/counter clockwise. Use
t to takeoff and
l for landing.
tab key to toggle acceleration speed slow/fast.
f key to perform a flip in the current direction of movement.
c key to switch the video feed between front/bottom camera.
e key to recover from an emergency after a crash.
Record a mission
Just press the
r to start recording. A popup alers you when the recording starts. Press
r again to stop. Each mission
is bundled in its own folder.
Adding your own plugin
There is no tutorial yet, in the meanwhile, just have a look at the built in plugins, it is faily straightforward.
This work is based on the integration of nodecopter-cockpit and drone-browser, refactored in a plugin architecture. Thanks to @bkw and @functino for sharing! Also a big thank you to @felixge for his node-ar-drone library which pushed me into buying a drone and become crazy about these little flying robots!
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