Awesome Autonomous Drone

Created on 16 Oct 2017

Race Drone? Check. Automous Drone? Check.

The Awesome Autonomous Drone is going to be a truly unique project in which over the span of a week, a drone is going to be built that can avoid dynamic obstacles, fly certain paths, and land, all autonomously. Oh, and the drone can also be put in to RC mode and be used for racing, because there's no point in having a drone if you can't race it.

@cggonzal

Carlos Gonzalez

@ddeangul

Daniel De Angulo

@yaoj

Lavender Jiang

Part Cost Quantity Total
Robot Check $23.99 1 $23.99
The frame of the drone
Robot Check $6.99 1 $6.99
micro sd card for pi zero
F3 Flight Controller Acro 6 DOF/Deluxe 10 DOF for Multirotor Racing Sa $24.99 1 $24.99
flight controller
Racerstar RS20Ax4 20A 4 in 1 Blheli_S Opto ESC 2-4S Support Dshot150 D $24.99 1 $24.99
All 4 speed controllers for the drone, in one package
Matek Systems PDB-XT60 W/ BEC 5V & 12V 2oz Copper For RC Multirotor Sa $3.99 1 $3.99
power distribution board
Eachine VTX02 Super Mini 5.8G 40CH 200mW FPV Transmitter Sale - Bangg $10.99 1 $10.99
video transmitter
600TVL 1.8mm 1/4 CMOS 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens FPV Camera PAL/NTSC 3 $7.66 1 $7.66
the camera for the drone
4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor 2 $29.99 1 $29.99
The 4 motors for the drone
1 Pair DYS 5042 5 Inch 3 Blade Propeller Triblade Bullnose Prop Red Or $1.99 2 $3.98
The rotors for the drone
PXFmini | Erle Robotics $81.27 1 $81.27
Shield that will make the automation step much simpler
Ultrasonic Sensor - HC-SR04 - SEN-13959 - SparkFun Electronics $3.95 3 $11.85
3 ultrasonic sensors
Break-away 0.1 2x20-pin Strip Dual Male Header ID: 2822 - $0.95 : Adaf $0.95 1 $0.95
Breakaway pins to connect Rpi to power board and other devices
Tiny OTG Adapter - USB Micro to USB ID: 2910 - $2.95 : Adafruit Indust $2.95 2 $5.90
Micro usb to usb adapter
Raspberry Pi Zero W (Basic Kit) $24.50 1 $24.50
(Officer Edit: Used Kit) Raspberry pi zero is a mini computer, it's actually an engineering marvel
Project Totals: 18 $262.04
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $-12.04