Clap to Fly A Drone

Controlling PlutoX takeoff with just a snap

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Clap, snap or shoutout that's all it takes for your drone to take off!!!

What I wanted to do was command my drone to take off either by a snap, clap, or by actually saying drone fly!! For this first i began with choosing a good sound sensor and adjusting its sensitivity as per requirement. I integrated this sound sensor onto PlutoX board using its breakout board. Since the frequency of the generated sound is very high it becomes difficult for the controller to analyze the data detected as it lasts for a very small interval of time I added a low pass filter to sustain the signal long enough to be acted upon.

Now once the sound is detected write the code to make the drone take off

  • Clap to fly
  • Speak to fly

PlutoX drone made the project easier. 

To open drone experimentation to the world, Drona Aviation is crowdfunding for PlutoX on Indiegogo. 

Support them and help them bring it to life:

  • 1 × PlutoX It is a nano drone developed by Drona Aviation
  • 1 × PlutoX breakout board
  • 1 × High Sensitive Microphone Sound Sensor Detection Module
  • 1 × Resistor and Capacitor for low pass filter

  • 1
    • PlutoX
    • PrimusX board
    • PrimusX breakout board
    • High Sensitive Microphone Sound Sensor Detection Module
    • Resistor
    • Capacitor
  • 2
    • Clap sensor need a 5V Input.
    • Solder a berg strip to Connect the sensor to Breakout board
    • Connect the Ground and 5V in supply
    • Connect the Digital Out to any of the ADC pins. (I am using pin 13)
  • 3
    • Github link to read the sensor data
    • Convert the input data to equivalent voltage
    • Set some specific threshold, If the sensor data is greater than a threshold ARM the drone and Set a Specific height to take off.

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seilerjacinda925 wrote 11/19/2019 at 16:18 point

Nice to meet you after viewing your profile i am Jacinda, from (jakarta) indonesia,

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