[grassjelly] has been hard at work building a wearable device that uses gestures to control quadcopter motion. The goal of the project is to design a controller that allows the user to intuitively control the motion of a quadcopter. Based on the demonstration video below, we’d say they hit the nail on the head. The controller runs off an Arduino Pro Mini-5v powered by two small coin cell batteries. It contains an accelerometer and an ultrasonic distance sensor.
The controller allows the quadcopter to mimic the orientation of the user’s hand. The user holds their hand out in front of them, parallel to the floor. When the hand is tilted in any direction, the quadcopter copies the motion and will tilt the same way. The amount of pitch and roll is limited by software, likely preventing the user from over-correcting and crashing the machine. The user can also raise or lower their hand to control the altitude of the copter.
[grassjelly] has made all of the code and schematics available via github.
16 thoughts on “Controlling A Quadcopter With Gestures”
what happens when yaw is rotated ?
It’s locked at the moment for this project to prevent dis-orienting new flyers.
Been there, done that:
Was it a plane or multi rotor. Did I see it dropped or was it a landing?
ooooo so cool
Controlling an arm… not multirotor, been there done that too :) Love the flex sensors
Love this arm control. :)
Not my hack, but based on my hack see leap motion controlled quad in comments here
What does flailing and running make it do?
Can you guide me, from where i should start ?
can you please share the link of GITHUB!!!
which flight controller you have used
Will this work for ardupilot??
Does it work with APM flight controllers? If not wich flight controller should I use?
Can drone be controlled without rc transmitter , only with gestures control
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