DragonDrone - Fly an Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 with newLISP

This project is inspired by Carin Meier's Clojure Drone project which controls an Parrot AR Drone 2.0 with Clojure.

Watch the drone flying here while giving a presentation to my colleagues.

This project uses newLISP which is compared to Clojure a flyweight.

How to get started?

  • Get newLISP
  • Clone the repo
  • load the clonectrl.lsp from the newLISP shell
  • connect to the AR.Drone's wifi
  • (drone-control) - starts a simple "event loop" to control the drone with the keyboard (see dronectrl.lsp)
  • alternativly just call the functions from drone.lsp from the newLISP shell
  • .. and an AR.Drone would be fine

Current state

  • only tested under Mac OS X 10.7.5 and newLISP 10.6.0
  • no navigation data and video streaming yet
  • my Lisp needs to improve (feedback welcome)

My .init.lsp contains a few functions and setup that are required for this project:

;; set local to the "C" locale on UT8
(if utf8
    (set-locale "C"))

;; test for 32-bit-ness
(define (bit32?)
    (= (& (sys-info -1) 256)))

;; define flt32 depending on the bit-ness
(if (bit32?)
    (constant 'flt32 flt)
    (define (flt32 f)
        (first (unpack "ld" (pack "f" f)))))

;; cool prompt ;-)
    (if (= ostype "Win32")
        (fn (ctx) (string (char 159) ": "))     ;; win32 a nice 'f' (like function)
        (fn (ctx) (string (char 955) ": "))))   ;; otherwise a cool lambda

;; simple logger
(define (s-log msg)
    (println msg)

The prompt-event function is not needed ;-)


Copyright © 2014 Stefan Liebig

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License 1.0