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Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices (Orange/Yellow)

March 18, 2014 - Comment

Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter – now also compatible with Android!. Parrot AR.Drone lets you see what the pilot sees. With its built-in Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad device, as well as Android-based phones and tablets. On-board cameras (one forward facing, one facing

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Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter – now also compatible with Android!. Parrot AR.Drone lets you see what the pilot sees. With its built-in Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad device, as well as Android-based phones and tablets. On-board cameras (one forward facing, one facing down) let you see in real time what the pilot sees as you complete complex flight maneuvers. Augmented reality turns the world around you into a video game. Chase a fighter jet through your house solo or with friends. Powerful processing lets the AR.Drone integrate computer generated images directly into its real-time streaming video to create an augmented reality gaming environment complete with air-to-air missiles, interactive targeting systems, and fiery explosions. No ordinary RC helicopter, the Parrot AR.Drone uses military-grade technology for super-stable flight. This four-rotor quadricopter employs dual ultrasonic altimeters, a three-axis accelerometer, multiple gyroscopes, and an embedded Linux platform to continuously stabilize itself during flight. AR.Drone can even compensate for turbulence caused by wind. In fact, it’s so easy to control, anyone can fly it. At home indoors or out. Fly your Parrot AR.Drone anywhere you like. The included indoor hull protects the rotors during tight maneuvering around walls and furniture then removes easily to minimize weight and wind resistance during outdoor flights. Copter is made of carbon fiber and high-resistance plastic. Rechargeable LiPo battery is included. Now with Apps for both Apple iOS and Android devices. Order your Parrot AR.Drone from Brookstone today to experience video gaming on a whole new level! Note: we are unable to ship AR.Drone to addresses outside of the United States. For ages 14 and up. WARNING: Choking hazard due to small parts. By clicking the “Add to Cart” button, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept the terms of

The AR.Drone remote-control quadricopter is a groundbreaking device combining the best of many worlds, including modeling, video gaming, and augmented reality. The AR.Drone is remote-controlled by your device (see compatibility below) and features a number of sensors, including a front camera, vertical camera, and an ultrasound altimeter. The AR.Drone can also be used in video games, such as AR.FlyingAce, a dogfight between two AR.Drones.

A groundbreaking device combining the best of many worlds, including modeling, video gaming, and augmented reality. Click to enlarge.

The First Quadricopter Controlled by iPod touch/iPhone/iPad/Android Devices

Control with Your Apple Device
Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPod touch, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device (OS 2.2 (Froyo) or higher, 3-inches wide minimum, and multi-touch).

The Parrot AR.Drone
The AR.Drone is the first quadricopter that can be controlled by an iPod touch, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device (OS 2.2 (Froyo) or higher, 3-inches wide minimum, and multi-touch).

High-technology Sensors Offer Simple Piloting
A mix of captors, wide-angle camera, high-speed camera and MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems), accelerometer, gyro sensors, and ultrasound sensor combine with a powerful on-board computer to make piloting the AR.Drone easy. Simply use your device and just tilt and touch to control the AR.Drone.

Connect and See
The Parrot AR.Drone generates its own Wi-Fi network to which you connect your device to control. The front camera view is streamed to your piloting device display.

Autopilot
The AR.Drone autopilot allows easy takeoff and landing. After takeoff, autopilot stabilizes the AR.Drone at an 80-centimeter altitude. When you remove your finger from your device, the autopilot function automatically puts the AR.Drone into stationary flight. Lost connection with the AR.Drone? Autopilot takes over again and stabilizes the device before attempting a soft and safe landing.

Indoor and Outdoor Hulls Included
The full hull shield protects the AR.Drone from impacts that occur during wild battles against enemies hidden in the rooms of the house. The streamlined colored hull is aerodynamic, allowing greater control outside.

High Durability and Easy Repair
AR.Drone is a quadricopter made of carbon fiber and high-resistance PA66 plastic. All parts can be changed for easy repair.

Free Piloting App
Please download the free AR.Freeflight App (iTunes App Store or Android Market) to control the AR.Drone.

Augmented Reality Games
Not only see what the AR.Drone sees with the front-mounted camera, but enjoy a wide variety of games in augmented reality. AR.Games sold in the iTunes App Store and Android Market. Choose from a selection of single-player and multiplayer games, using the AR.Drone’s camera and the augmented reality applications. Shoot enemies or other drones.

Thanks to its on-board Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using an iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

The full hull shield protects the AR.Drone from impacts.

The Parrot AR.Drone has been designed for both inside and outside use.

AR.Drone Details

Compatibility

Apple iOS devices: iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad Android OS devices: Optimized for: Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Xoom, HTC Desire; Also compatible with: HTC Desire HD, HTC Sensation, LG Optimus 2x, and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 

Battery

Fly time: 12 minutes 3-cell lithium polymer battery Capacity: 1000 mAh Charge time: 90 minutes

Motors

4 x 15 W electric brushless motors (3,500 rpm)

Construction

High-efficiency propellers Carbon tube structure

Front camera

VGA (640 x 480) CMOS camera 93-degree wide-angle lens 15 fps video

Vertical camera

QCIF (176 x 144) High-speed camera (CMOS) 64-degree diagonal lens 60 fps video Horizontal stabilization

Altimeter

Ultrasound-based Range: 6 m Emission frequency: 40 kHz Vertical stabilization

Internal guidance system

MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) 3-axis accelerometer 2-axis gyroscope 1-axis yaw precision gyroscope

Embedded computer

ARM9 RISC 32-bit 468 MHz 128 MB DDR RAM Wi-Fi b/g Linux OS USB socket

Dimensions

Size: 28 x 28 inches with hull; 29 x 11 inches without Weight: 13.4 ounces

What’s in the Box

AR.Drone, indoor hull, outdoor hull (orange/yellow), battery, charger, four adapters (EU, US/JP, UK, Aus/NZ), sticker for outdoor hull (for multiplayer battles), and quick start guide.

Product Features

  • Remote control quadricopter controlled by iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices with Version 2.2 and Multi-Touch
  • Interchangeable hulls designed for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Fly and battle with other Drone users via a Wi-Fi network
  • Front-view camera with live video feed
  • Enjoy a wide variety of games

Comments

John J. Malone says:

Gone in maiden outdoor voyage. Bought this and two spare batteries as a company mascot. Flew it around indoors until the dog was no longer afraid of it.Once outside, elevated it about 10 feet high in an open field, and suddenly it skied up to about 60 feet, and started to follow the wind with a mind of its own. As it departed, it raised to perhaps 120-150 feet, disappeared into a neighborhood, and that was that.Probably not the fastest $300 I ever lost, but it ranks “up there.”This bird…

E. shoykhet "elect dude" says:

way cool The product is pricey but it’s worth it. Many people don’t understand the kind of technology that went into this product and don’t know what it costs.flying it is a lot of fun. I would recommend flying it inside the house as the toy is pretty fragile. Also, buy a second battery. The charge time is about 90 minutes and flight time is from 10 to 15 minutes. I hope they design a larger battery to increase the flight time. the drone has a lot of lift power so a battery that was twice…

drake says:

Very fun … a developers dream robot Computers and programming are just a few of my hobbies. When I learned that I could turn this drone into an autonomous robot with just a few lines of URBI code, I was hooked. I’ve had the toy for just over a week now, and I’ve had a blast playing with it. The first time I started it up with the command drone.launch(), I was really surprised to find it hovering 3ft off the ground behind my chair. It’s auto stabilization is very good. There are lots of DIY versions of quad copters, but this…

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