DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones

by: Ian Cinnamon, Romi S. Kadri, Fitz Tepper


Abstract: Design, build, and pilot custom drones—no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius": Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of aerospace engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and assemble your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry • Visit http://diydronebook.com for part lists and bonus material
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Title: DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2017 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259861468

Authors:

Ian Cinnamon is an engineer and entrepreneur determined to bring ideas to life. At a young age he taught himself computer science, which led to his authoring the Scientific American Book Club best seller Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius" (McGraw-Hill). Ian has been a leader and advisor at a number of Silicon Valley–based technology companies. In addition to serving in product roles at Apple, Yelp, and Zynga, he led his startup, superlabs, through acquisition, and serves as Director of Strategy at the nonprofit Immunity Project. A Forbes "30 Under 30" honoree, Ian is an MIT graduate and MBA candidate at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Romi S. Kadri began his engineering career at Rolls-Royce manufacturing compressor blades for jet engines before heading to MIT, where he graduated in Engineering and Entrepreneurship. Having founded and invested in numerous technology businesses and served in everything from Artist Management at Interscope Records to Innovation at Sonos, he continues to fulfill his love of bringing the most impactful technologies and music to the world. In 2016 Romi became a certified pilot, turning his childhood dream of flying airplanes to reality.

Fitz Tepper writes for the technology news site TechCrunch about a variety of topics ranging from FinTech and Bitcoin to drones and self-driving cars. He also currently attends Fordham University's School of Law, and is a graduate of USC's Marshall School of Business. In addition, Fitz is a frequent technology commentator on CNN's Los Angeles–based "CNN Newsroom."

Description: Design, build, and pilot custom drones—no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius": Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of aerospace engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and assemble your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry • Visit http://diydronebook.com for part lists and bonus material