About the Project
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is an awesome device packed with cool features. The drone contains two cameras, one pointed forward that streams live video, and one pointed downwards (for all your surveillance needs). Its got four powerful engines that make it fast and maneuverable. The drone’s firmware keeps it stable and level while stationary or performing maneuvers, handling a huge burden for the user. It’s a fun device to write code for, and even more fun to pilot when you’re done!
There’s a few projects that have created AR.Drone APIs that can be used for Windows 8 Desktop Apps. However, I wanted to fly my drone from a Windows Store App, so I decided to build my own API compatible with WinRT. DIY.
The code and an example app is available at CodePlex here: https://windowsdrone.codeplex.com.
I developed this project in association with the wonderful folks over at Coding4Fun, and the full article and API documentation is available at their site here: http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/articles/Flying-the-ARDrone-20-with-Windows-Store-Applications.
Have fun, get yourself flying, and get back to me with what you think!