Design, build, and fly fully customized drones no prior experience necessary!
This fun, hands-on guide shows how to construct personalized drones from inexpensive parts, add custom features, and become a full-fledged drone pilot all in a matter of days. The book outlines basic aerospace engineering principles and shows how to apply those theories in drone designs that use a palm-sized indoor quadcopter, available for less than $15 online.
DIY Drone Projects for the Evil Genius covers drone safety, mechanics, and flight and then launches into the fundamentals of DIY drone design, assembly, and flight. Anyone from a student with no experience to an experienced maker will be able to build a DIY drone. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, cinematic camera gimbals, and virtual reality add-ons to your creations.
About the Author
- Designed for beginners, but detailed enough for advanced makers
- Guides readers through the FAA licensing and registration process
- Written by an experienced engineer, author, and drone expert
Ian Cinnamon is an engineer and entrepreneur obsessed with bringing ideas to life. He authored the Scientific American Book Club bestseller, Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius and has served in a variety of roles from Technology Advisor to Product Director at technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Ian, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, is an MIT graduate and has been building things since he first fell in love with computer engineering.
Romi Kadri began his engineering career at Rolls-Royce, manufacturing compressor blades for jet engines before heading to MIT where he graduated in Engineering and Entrepreneurship. Having founded and invested in numerous technology businesses and served in everything from Artist Management at Interscope Records to Innovation at Sonos, he continues to fulfill his love of bringing the most impactful technologies and music to the world.
In 2016 Romi became a certified pilot, turning his childhood dream of flying airplanes to reality.
Fitz Tepper writes for the technology news site TechCrunch about a wide range of topics ranging from FinTech and Bitcoin to drones and self-driving cars. Fitz also currently attends Fordham University's School of Law, and is a graduate of USC's Marshall School of Business. Fitz is also a frequent technology commentator on CNN's Los Angeles-based "CNN Newsroom."