Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CES: Did Parrot Invent An IPhone Controlled Hovercam?!

3D Televisions? Pffft. Tablet Computers? Whatever. eReaders? So 2009.

This year, the hottest item on the show floor was a toy. A kick ass, iPhone controlled, flying quadrocopter! This is the Parrot AR Drone, and it is awesome. But what does it offer the HHH filmmaker? How about two on-board cameras for starters. They haven't released any availability or pricing info yet.

Check out the video for details about those 2 cameras!

New Video custom Quadrocopter Frame

Just playing with my new iPhone 4 using the flash to do videos in my dark garage, all my past videos have been with my iPhone 3gs so this will be more fun to capture better vids in HD

ARDrone - iphone controlled quadrocopter

ARDrone - iphone controlled quadrocopter

Parrot AR.Drone : Augmented Reality Video Games Demo (HD version)

AR.Drone : wi-fi quadricopter controlled by iPhone and iPod touch. Games with Augmented Reality. Learn more on http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-d...

Geekiness Flies to New Heights with iPhone Controlled RC Hel

We spotted the Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter at CES. It uses an iPhone app to control its motion and includes augmented reality games that work with the iPhone. The AR. Drone is the first helicopter with automatic flight stabilization and includes a protective hull for inside flying.

Parrot AR.Drone RED PROTOTYPE flight demo with iPhone (2008)

SEE NEW VIDEOS ON http://www.youtube.com/ARDRONE !!!

It was our first demo with video streaming on the iPhone.
AR.Drone PROTOTYPE Proto B, 2008, with removable plastic hulls

CES 2010 Parrot AR.Drone in Action

The Parrot AR.Drone was by far one of the coolest gadgets we saw at CES 2010. We actually stumbled upon them in the iLounge Pavilion. Dead Sexy Mag was allowed into the cage to catch some great footage of the quadricoptor in action.

Pricing wasn't available and if you have to ask, it probably is too much for you! ;)

-The first quadricopter remotely controlled by your iPhone/iPod using Wi-Fi (potential support for Blackberry and other phones)
-2 built-in cameras
-Drone View video streamed to iPhone or iPod Touch using a 93 degree wide-angle diagonal lens camera
-CMOS sensor
-Encoding and streaming of images on iPhone, video frequency @ 15 fp, camera resolution: 640 x 480 VGA
-Intuitive & user-friendly piloting
-High performance rechargeable LiPo (Lithium-ion polymer) batteries
-The Smart Parrot Piloting Software includes an inertial unit, ultrasound sensors for altitude control and a vertical camera under the cockpit to measure speed 60 fps
-Static flight or hover, range is 6 meters
Removable polypropylene hull (as seen) for protection
Embedded accelerometer & gyroscope
-Automatic take-off and landing
-Up to 15 mins flight time.
-Running speed of 18 km/h or 5m/s (zippy!)
-360 g without hull
-400 g with the hull
-Embedded computer system: ARM9 RISC 32 BITS - 468MHZ, DDR RAM 128 M-200 Mhz, WiFi b/g, USB high speed for future expansions, Linux OS

HighTechDad Flies the Parrot AR.Drone

I was able to spend some time with the Parrot team testing out and piloting their new AR.Drone (a quadrocopter controlled via an iPhone). More information can be found on my blog post at: http://www.hightechdad.com/?p=3936

Conrad Quadrocopter - New Frame

Conrad Quadrocopter 450 -
New Frame 600mm , Plywood +2 Layers GFK,
New Motors Dymon 2828,
2250 mAH Lipo 25C,
Original Elektronik in original Frame fixed down under Frame,
Flat Top for Cam and Video Transmitter is next Test.

RC-Heli-Action: Quadrokopter von www.mikrokopter.de

Video zum Bericht über das MK-Basisset von www.mikrokopter.de in RC-Heli-Action, dem Magazin für wahre Flieger (Ausgabe 08/2009). www.rc-heli-action.de

Conrad Quadrocopter Flight Bridgnorth,Low town,February 2010

Conrad Quadrocopter --Nice house at the beach

Conrad Quadrocopter entre Port Saplaya y Pobla de Farnals.

Conrad Quadrocopter 1st test using 2.4ghz Spektrum Radio

Conrad Quadrocopter 450 ARF

This was my second flight with the new rarely available Quadrocopter. It's ready built and has quite decent flight abilities as you can see in the vid.
The QC has plenty of power and should be able to carry some FPV equipment (cam, TX). The flighttime is good - I have no exact measurement yet but it should be around 10mins with 2000mah 3cell lipo.


Das war mein zweiter Flug mit dem schwer verfügbaren und schon lange angekündigten - Fertig-Quadrocopter von Conrad. Man braucht nur mehr Rotoren montieren, Quarz rein (35MHz Empfänger nicht tauschbar!) und nach einer kurzen Setup Routine geht's los.

Die Power genügt sicher auch für FPV Ausrüstung.
Über die Flugzeit kann ich noch nichts Genaues berichten - ca. 10min mit einem 2000mah 3cell Lipo würd' ich schätzen.


Conrad Quadrocopter - Umbau

Neuer Rahmen 600mm Kreis,
275gramm, Original Elektronik + 2,4ghz Modding,
Sport Mode, 2250mAh Dymon 25C , Landing Gear Trex 600,
5mm Plywood + 2 Layers GFK blue, Motors Dymond 2828.
Prop 1045