Francesco Lana
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Drone Pi: A Windows 10 Raspberry Pi 4G Drone

A cool drone controlled by a Raspberry Pi, a Windows 10 device and an xBox one controller over 4G network.

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Drone Pi: A Windows 10 Raspberry Pi 4G Drone

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Microsoft Lumia 950XL
You can use also other windows 10 devices
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Microsoft Xbox One Controller (bluetooth)
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Also a raspberry pi 2 is compatible with this project
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Drone Frame
This frame has the power distribution board built in
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AfroFlight Naze32 Rev6 Flight Controller
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Hobby King 30A ESC 3A UBEC
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Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
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Hobbyking Slowfly Propeller 10x4.5 Blue (CW/CCW) (4pcs)
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Turnigy 3300mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack
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Gold Plated Spring Connector 3.5mm
You need only 12 female connector to connect ESCs to Motor
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HXT 4mm Gold Connector
You need just one of this to connect the battery to the power distribution board
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Mini Ublox NEO-M8N GPS for Naze32 / Flip32
GPS module for Naze 32 flight controller
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Ultrasonic Sensor - HC-SR04 (Generic)
Ultrasonic Sensor - HC-SR04 (Generic)
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Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000
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Vodafone K5150 4G/LTE USB
4G/LTE modem for web socket connection - Compatible with Windows 10 IoT core
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Wireless 300N USB 2.0 Dongle
This wifi dongle is compatible with Windows 10 IoT core, i choose this one because it has the removible external antenna
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Micro USB data cable
This short cable is required to connect RPi to the flight controller
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Software apps and online services

Windows 10 IoT Core
Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)

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Schematics

The Idea 1.0

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The Idea 2.0

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RPi and fligh controller connection

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Code

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