Building Your Own Drones: A Beginners' Guide to Drones, by John Baichtal

By John Baichtal

Absolutely no adventure needed!
Build your drone, step by step, with this full-color, hands-on guide!


You’ve heard approximately drones. You’ve noticeable drones. Now, construct your own—it’s much more straightforward than you think!


Drones are the latest frontier for the DIY/maker group, and also you don’t have to be a technical specialist to construct one. John Baichtal, the number 1 writer of hacking books for newcomers, will train you all of the abilities you need.


First, Baichtal indicates you the fantastic drones others have outfitted. Then, he walks you thru a number of entire initiatives: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and extra. no longer able to commence from scratch? No challenge: Baichtal is helping you opt from today’s most sensible new kits.


Hundreds of full-color step by step photographs train you each step, each ability. while you’re prepared for extra complex suggestions, Baichtal explains them in undeniable English.

  • Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting
  • Explore today’s so much creative tasks, from 3D-printed mini quadcopters to floating robotic armies
  • Compare kits, from $200 up: Parallax ELEV-8, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, OpenROV, Actobotics Nomad, Brooklyn Aerodrome Flack, and more
  • Create your personal sensible Drone Builder’s Workbench
  • Build whole rocket, blimp, waterborne, and automobile drones
  • Construct either absolutely independent and radio-controlled drones
  • Choose and gather your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight keep watch over, strength method, add-ons, and software
  • Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones function autonomously
  • Teach a drone to navigate through RFID tags
  • Learn the entire uncomplicated electronics and programming you’ll need

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