By John Baichtal

ISBN-10: 078975598X

ISBN-13: 9780789755988

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 uncomplicated than you think!


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


First, Baichtal exhibits you the superb drones others have outfitted. Then, he walks you thru numerous entire initiatives: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and extra. now not able to commence from scratch? No challenge: Baichtal is helping you decide from today’s most sensible new kits.


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

  • Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting
  • Explore today’s so much inventive 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 individual sensible Drone Builder’s Workbench
  • Build entire rocket, blimp, waterborne, and car drones
  • Construct either totally self sustaining and radio-controlled drones
  • Choose and gather your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight regulate, strength approach, add-ons, and software
  • Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones function autonomously
  • Teach a drone to navigate through RFID tags
  • Learn all of the uncomplicated electronics and programming you’ll need

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