This workshop will guide you through the process of building a simple, DIY hobby quadcopter drone with a focus on explaining major concepts along the way. It will cover the necessary hardware components, construction, control software, and basic flight principles. The workshop will be hands-on, and we’ll construct and program a demo drone in real-time with the goal of a having a flying system at the end of the 90-minute session!
Buddy Michini is the CTO of Airware, where he helps guide the long-term product roadmap to incorporate new developments from industry and academia into the Airware product line. Buddy has a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a certified private pilot. His research has included adaptive control for indoor UAVs, autonomous battery swap for aerial platforms, autopilot design for R&D, and robot learning from demonstration.
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