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).
video-png stream the video to the browser through static image loading, works great in every browser.
hud to visualize a head-up display with artificial horizon, compass, altimeter, etc. Based on nodecopter-cockpit
pilot to control the drone remotely using the keyboard. Based on drone-browser.
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.
If you have written your own webflight plugins, please add them to this list by editing this page.
copterface detect faces and track them by rotating the drone. A port of the copterface project to the webflight environment.
traffic Air traffic overlay plugin for ardrone-webflight that uses ADS-B data.
gamepad controls the drone with a gamepad for much smoother flights.
WebFlight requires a recent nodejs (built and tested with node > 0.10) as well as npm and bower for dependency management.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:eschnou/ardrone-webflight 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/
If you have enabled the pilot plugin, you can fly the drone with the following keys. Yes, these are azerty bindings :-) If you need qwerty ones, just hack the plugin. I'll need to find a way to provide custome configuration etc.
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.
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.
If you encounter issues, please add them to the issue tracker. You can find me on twitter (@eschnou) or on the #nodecopter IRC channel on #freenode.
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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