Inspiration

The team saw the run rise out of chaos when crowds tried to control the protagonist in Twitch Plays Pokemon, but we wanted to bring this idea into the real world domain. We also recognized that we had a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 available for use.

What it does

Flight by committee: fly a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 with friends by voting on its next action. The action with the most votes wins

How we built it

Node.JS and Azure

Challenges we ran into

Managing multiple wifi networks Website recieving video feed from the drone

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Learning how to control the drone from a webapp Becoming more familiar with:

  • Parrot AR Drone 2.0
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Embedded Systems
  • WebSockets

What's next for Crowd Flight

Objective based games Multiple drone control Improving user interface Search and rescue

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