Make LEGO-Compatible Quadcopters, Hexacopters, and OctocoptersDecember 02, 2019 by Paul Shepard
With Flybrix kits, builders can learn robotics by making and programming their own drones. The Flybrix deluxe kit adds a joystick control system to the intermediate octocopter kit, so you can pilot your drones without the Flybrix App. You can also connect to the flightboard with the App and the joystick controller at the same time to tune or watch live sensor data in mid-air.
This kit comes complete with everything needed to build and fly your first drone within 15 minutes. No extra tools or supplies needed.
Download the Flybrix Bluetooth® Flight Control App to your smartphone or tablet from the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, or the Amazon Kindle Store to see our suggested designs. Then add new parts from your collection of LEGO® bricks to make your own unique creations!
Sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, and a thermometer. Insert an SD card to log "black box" flight recorder data in midair! Advanced features include battery power reporting, command sensitivity and control tuning, and block-based programming.
The Flybrix flightboard runs on open-source firmware and is hackable in the Arduino development environment.
Each Deluxe Kit includes:
- 1 complete Flybrix Octocopter Kit:
- 1 Quadcopter brick set
- 1 Octocopter brick expansion set
- 16 Motor arms in three different styles
- 10 Quick connect motors
- 32 Propellers in two sizes and colors
- 1 Propeller wrench
- 1 Pre-programmed and hackable flightboard
- 1 USB data cord
- 3380mAh high current batteries
- 1 USB powered battery charger
- 1 Joystick Controller System:
- 1 Transmitter (4x AAA batteries not included)
- 1 Receiver Module
Flybrix is recommended for ages 12+. Pilots younger than 14 will need direct hands-on help from an adult to be successful with Flybrix.