As some of you might already know, ARM processors are a big thing nowadays and could prove to be useful for many future technologies that require miniature processing units that offer a wide array of features. These features include security, connectivity, graphical processing units, location services and even more. All of that fits comfortably on a single miniature ARM chip. Given the fact that all of us can name at least dozen of possible applications for such chips, it comes as no surprise that they are becoming more and more popular every day.
As I already mentioned in quite a big paragraph on the main page, I am a big fan of ARM microprocessors. In addition to that, I also enjoy making my own drones powered by these processors. It’s a thrill unlike any other – making your own unmanned aircraft from scratch. You don’t know what adrenaline means until you’ve finally got it to work after weeks and weeks of trial and error. This is pretty much what I wanted to mention with this blog post to you guys. The possible applications of ARM processors in drones. True, some of you already know that these sorts of processors are already being used with some premium drone models. These drones cost over $1000, and I can make one (perhaps not as good as the real thing though) for less than $300, just counting in the costs of materials needed. These ARM processors allow not only superior performance and stability but also enable me to establish fluent communication with the drone and my smartphone, making me in charge of its behavior throughout their entire trip. I am still nowhere near a finished product, so keep that in mind. When I am done with it (btw, I named it Project Bumblebee), I will make a huge blog post describing everything it took to bring it together. Until next time, stay safe!