Build A Gesture Control Drone

If you want to build a gesture control drone, but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. See, you don’t want to reinvent the wheel right? What you want to do is innovate with a new and exciting drone vision project. 

Let’s not reinvent the wheel. Here is your to-do list:

  1. Build an open source drone
  2. Attach a raspberry pi
  3. Attach a camera and activate it with openCV
  4. Learn drone programming

Thankfully, we have guides for each one of these steps. Following these guides will exponentially speed up your time to gesture controlled drone. Once you are done with those guides, you can begin your innovation. 

That is what Augmented Startups founder Ritesh did. Having never built a drone before, he got one of our PiHawk kits, learned these 3 steps, and was able to develop gesture control via vision on his drone. 

With the frontward facing camera, the camera looks for a power stance with wide arms to arm and takeoff into the air. That is only skimming the surface of his project.

Watch the video below to learn more. . 

I Built an AI Controlled Drone (2/3) - Gesture Control with OpenCV AI Kit

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