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Delphi firemonkey Component to Control Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter


Description :  Firemonkey component to control Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter.
Objective: Learn how to use Jim McKeeth TARDrone Firemonkey component to control Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter.
Presenter: Jim McKeeth from Embarcadero.
SourceJim McKeeth from Embarcadero blog post.
Software Versions Supported: Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, RAD Studio XE6, C++ Builder XE6
Level: Intermediate
Source code: The free component can be downloaded on Github.

You have used Delphi XE to develop mobile apps, but have you developed an app to to fly an aircraft? Raise your mobile app adventures to new heights with the AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter component for firemonkey.  This component will allow you to control the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter remotely with your smartphone or tablet, giving you the ability to be flexible and innovative with your app development.  The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter can soar high above your neighborhood or get a bird’s-eye view of your child’s first bike ride. While flying, you can capture HD video and images that you can later share with friends and family using YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more.   You can also hone your piloting skills by performing aerobatic barrel rolls all from the app you have created.

This awesomely cool Delphi component (TARDrone) has been released by Jim McKeeth from Embarcadero. Its a free component and can be downloaded from Github.  All you need to do is to connect your device to the AR Drone provided access point and the rest is handled by the component.

[box type=”tick” style=”rounded”]Note: If you previously used the iOS controller app (or some other controller apps) then the Quadricopter may be paired to that device and you may need to reset it (the small recessed button in the battery compartment) before this component will work with the device.[/box]

Also checkout Jim McKeeth previous article on “Connecting to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 from Delphi XE5 “.