30 Nov '16, 9am

Lighthouse Locates Drone; Achieves Autonomous Battery Swap

Lighthouse Locates Drone; Achieves Autonomous Battery Swap

The HTC Vive’s Lighthouse localization system is one of the cleverest things we’ve seen in a while. It uses a synchronization flash followed by a swept beam to tell any device that can see the lights exactly where it is in space. Of course, the device has to understand the signals to figure it out. [Alex Shtuchkin] built a very well documented device that can use these signals to localize itself in your room. For now, the Lighthouse stations are still fairly expensive, but the per-device hardware requirements are quite reasonable. [Alex] has the costs down around ten dollars plus the cost of a microcontroller if your project doesn’t already include one. Indeed, his proof-of-concept is basically a breadboard, three photodiodes, op-amps, and some code. His demo is awesome! Check it out in the video below. He uses it to teach a quadcopter to land itself back on a charging pla...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/11/30/where-is-my-drone-ask-ligh...

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