Hello Raspberry Pi Enthusiasts. Amazon aims to deliver products by using flying drones, small aircrafts piloted remotely. Despite the fact that this sounds like a fantasist idea, it is quite realizable with less money spent.
A drone capable of carrying packages weighting five pounds for 30 minutes has been created by Samy Kamkar, a third party developer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast. He used the following:
- 1 Parrot AR.Drone 2
- 1 Raspberry Pi
- 1 USB battery
- 1 Alfa AWUS036H wireless transmitter
- aircrack-ng, node-ar-drone, node.js and the SkyJack software
For more information, see the above video and Samy‘s blog post: