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Building Smart Drones with ESP8266 and Arduino by Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

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Building an Arduino-based Follow Me drone

For this section, you will need the following things:

  • Motors
  • ESCs
  • Battery
  • Propellers
  • Radio-controller
  • Arduino Nano
  • HC-05 Bluetooth module
  • GPS
  • MPU6050 or GY-86 gyroscope.
  • Some wires

Connections are simple:

  1. You need to connect the motors to the ESCs, and ESCs to the battery. You can use a four-way connector (power distribution board) for this, like in the following diagram:
  1. Now, connect the radio to the Arduino Nano with the following pin configuration:
Arduino pin

Radio pin

D3

CH1

D5

CH2

D2

CH3

D4

CH4

D12

CH5

D6

CH6

  1. Now, connect the Gyroscope to the ...

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