Designing and Building a Drone From Scratch: Challenges and Practical Considerations

Speaker:  Anis Koubaa – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Topic(s):  Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics


Drones are becoming very popular and a large variety of drones are now available on the market. But why you don’t make your own?  While it seems not that complicated to build a drone by just following some tutorials and getting the right components, there are several challenges that come into play when you start doing the real work. In particular, if you want to design a drone with your personal taste and design, then things become even more complicated. How do you choose your components? Your frames? Your motors? Your controllers? Your batteries? Your sensors? Is any component compatible with any other? How to choose your autopilot? How to calibrate your autopilot? Will it flight right away after assembly? What if crashes? So many questions will arise and need clear technical answers. 
In this presentation, I will provide an overview of the process of developing a drone from scratch and will explain how important is to carefully select components and the practical challenges that someone would face during the design and development process. I will also talk about testing the drone to make sure about its performance, and how to perform the first flight tests with Ardupilot autopilot systems. Video demonstrations will also be presented for illustrations. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  90
Duration:  90 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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