Autonomous Racing Drone

Created on 20 Nov 2016

Build and automate a racing quadcopter from scratch

Our goal for this project is to build a racing quadcopter from scratch. Racing drones differ from regular drones in that they have more of an emphasis on being fast and light. Regular drones, on the other hand, are usually bigger and heavier, and are able to support gear like cameras and gyroscopes. Once we've built the drone, we'll code an AI that uses sensors on the drone to virtually map its environment and navigate a racecourse.


Niko Gupta


Logan Kojiro


Rip Lyster


Ben Baxter

Part Cost Quantity Total
503 Service Unavailable Error $22.21 1 $22.21
A raspberry pi to control the drone
503 Service Unavailable Error $70.00 1 $70.00
A frame kit for the drone with motors and motor controllers
PXFmini | Erle Robotics $73.00 1 $73.00
A shield for the raspberry pi that we can control the drone with
Project Totals: 3 $165.21
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $84.79