December 8, 2012 10:10 PM Subscribe
posted by double block and bleed (23 comments total)
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Mavelous is an open-source web/HTML-based ground control station for amateur UAVs/DIY drones.
It is the first open-source ground control station that lets you control your drone from your tablet or even your phone. (Related: 1 2 3
) [via mefi projects
Have you ever wanted to fly a drone aircraft with an iPad? Your wait is over, thanks to Mefi's Own™ jwiseman:
Drones are changing the world, and the world of amateur drones is roughly in the Homebrew Computer Club-stage of enthusiasm and innovation.
I began the mavelous project when I decided I wanted to be able to tap a map location on my iPad/iPhone and make my drone fly there. There was no existing ground control station that could do that, so I created one with the goal of being extremely portable, able to run on anything with a modern web browser.
Mavelous is still in the early stages of development, but tap-the-map flying is a reality; This YouTube video shows my collaborator Pat Hickey flying his drone with an iPad and with an Android phone:
We have a mailing list, and we welcome additional contributors: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/mavelous
Video of Pat giving a little general background info on Arducopter and ground control stations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTw9d9u7w2s
My ideal outcome would be for mavelous to grow to become the ground control station of choice for applications like drone journalism, surgical flavor strikes, and anti-surveillance protest tools.