Building Your Own Mapping Drone from Scratch using Open Source Hardware and Software
The fusion of Open Source Hardware and Software have enabled the birth of interesting mapping platforms. In this session, we will walk through the process of building a drone, from scratch, using hardware platforms like ArduPilot and O.S. software like Mission Planner. We will go over all the major components, explain what they do and how they (literally) fit together. At the end of the session, we will show how to collect imagery with it and put it on a map so you can have the most recent imagery in the planet of your data collection area!