Party Drone

Created on 17 Oct 2021

A drone that flies around via RC, listens to whatever music is playing, and pulses its lights to the beat

We want to create a remote-controlled drone that listens to music playing in its environment and reacts by pulsing its lights along to the beat. The drone will be controlled through wifi. There will be a microphone attached to the drone that will listen to music and the microcontroller will perform fast Fourier transforms to determine the bpm and signal the lights to flash accordingly. [Amazon Wishlist]( [Digikey Item - GPS]( [Adafruit Item - Mic]( [Spaaaaark Fun](


Omkar Savkur


Sophia Zhang


Jon Yeo


Ivy He

Part Cost Quantity Total
Hobbypower XXD A2212 1000KV Brushless Motor + 30A ESC for Multicopter $42.99 1 $42.99
4 Pack Quadcopter Motors (with motor driving circuits)
Electret Microphone Amplifier - MAX4466 with Adjustable Gain $6.95 1 $6.95
Microphone for Detection
LED Strip Individually Addressable RGB LED Pixels $16.99 1 $16.99
LED Arduino strip
ESP8266 ESP-12E Development Board WiFi WLAN Wireless Module $14.99 1 $14.99
ESP8266 WiFi Arduino
11.1V 3S 1500mAh Lipo Battery with XT60 Plug and Charger $29.99 1 $29.99
Battery and charger for drone - May want bigger capacity
RF Link Transmitter - 434MHz $4.95 1 $4.95
Remote Control Transmitter
RF Link Receiver - 4800bps (434MHz) $5.95 1 $5.95
Remote Control Receiver
RAYCorp 1245 12x4.5 Propellers $14.24 1 $14.24
Propellers for thrust
iFlight SucceX-D F7 TwinG Dual ICM20689 Flight Controller F7 $74.99 1 $74.99
Flight Controller
PLA Filament 1.75mm $20.59 1 $20.59
Filament for 3D printer
YoungRC F450 Drone Frame Kit $21.99 1 $21.99
Drone Frame Kit
Thumb Joystick $3.95 2 $7.90
Joystick to control drone
SparkFun Thumb Joystick Breakout $1.95 2 $3.90
Joystick Breakout
GPS BREAKOUT 66CH W/10HZ UPDATES $29.95 1 $29.95
GPS for drone position
Project Totals: 16 $296.37
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $3.63