I am going to the Oregon Institute of Technology and am hoping to graduate next year, however to finish my Software Engineering Technology Bachelor’s degree I have to do a senior project. The idea I have proposed is to buy a qudricoptor Parrot AR.Drone:
and add a board to the existing flight platform. From there I would like to attach sensors to the aircraft for distance/object detection, I am still considering between sharps IR type sensor or possibly sonar. I want to program the drone to collect sensor data and fly around a room on it’s own and eventually map the walls of a room or building (indoor only at the moment) using only sensor data and calculations from collected data.
I looked at the link to the FEZ Ultimate Kit and thought that even though it is expensive, has some extra shields I probably won’t need, would this system to feasible to accomplish my goal? Is this the place to go to seek help, as I have never played any of the hardware systems, drone and FEZ, to get a bit of a hand. Can the board do all of this for me?
If I need to clarify any points please let me know, I have to get started on this thing in June and will have to complete it in one school year while working full time. The sooner I can get started the better!