Paparazzi UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is an open-source drone hardware and software project encompassing autopilot systems and ground station software for multicopters/multirotors, fixed-wing, helicopters and hybrid aircraft that was founded in 2003. Paparazzi UAV was designed with autonomous flight as the primary focus and manual flying as the secondary. From the beginning it was designed with portability in mind and the ability to control multiple aircraft within the same system. Paparazzi features a dynamic flight plan system that is defined by mission states and using way points as “variables”. This makes it easy to create very complex fully automated missions without the operators intervention. For more project information, see here.
The Paparazzi software source and hardware design is distributed without any guarantee. Before flying, please refer to your country's national aviation regulation for Unmanned Aerial Systems, or the one of the country you intend to overfly.
Dear Paparazzians, I made a new video describing the details of the G0 Paparazzi UAV GPS receiver module. In the video I go through and describe the several design decisions we made to ensure high Signal to Noise Ratio, good multi path GPS signal rejection and overall reliability of the GPS for use in airborne robotics applications. I … Continue reading Introduction to the G0 GPS→
Dear Paparazzians, I made a new video describing the details of the Elle0 Paparazzi UAV autopilot. Elle0 is now available for purchase in the 1BitSquared store together with the G0 companion GPS receiver. In the video I go through and describe every IO pin as well as some of the design differences to the Lisa/MX Autopilot. Additionally, I … Continue reading Introduction to the Elle0 Autopilot→
Hi all Open-Source enthusiasts, Today we are happy to announce we’ll be adding an extra autopilot board to there long list of supported autopilots. The Pixhawk autopilot board will be integrated in our next software release! The video shows the first flight with Paparazzi UAV on a Pixhawk, more videos will follow. Why choose Paparazzi … Continue reading Paparazzi UAV on Pixhawk teaser→
1BitSquared has just launched their German online store. This is the first dedicated Paparazzi UAV hardware supplier in Europe. With a store in Europe they can provide faster delivery times of Paparazzi UAV hardware for all the European users and developers. Now you can purchase Lisa/M(X), Lisa/S, Elle0 autopilots and accessories for Paparazzi UAV within … Continue reading 1BitSquared launches German Store→
With the coming of the new year we decided it was time for a refresh of the appearance of the Wiki front page. Stripping away its colorful design and removing the boxes around text we thought it would help make the information cleaner and easier to read. We have added new icons to help clarify … Continue reading Wiki Front Page Update→
Here is a short review of our Paparazzi UAV meet up at the 32C3. For those of you who have never heard of the Chaos Communication Congress, it is a hacker conference that takes place every year between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Germany. For many years it was held in Berlin, but with the increased … Continue reading Paparazzi UAV at 32C3 Recap→
Just in time for the new year 1BitSquared releases a new GPS module named G0. It is designed to neatly fit on top of the Paparazzi UAV Elle0 Autopilot, that they released just a few weeks ago. G0 features the UBlox Max-7Q chipset, a large ground plane and EMI shielding. Due to the large ground plane …
Merry Christmas dear Paparazzians! We are happy to announce the release of Paparazzi; v5.8, providing you with lots of new features and improvements! Just to pick out a few: ADS-B support improved use of optic flow for velocity estimation improved mavlink support possibility to reduce RAM and Flash usage by compressing the sine table this allowed … Continue reading Paparazzi V5.8 release→
In the light of the recent FAA registration limits, the great guys at sUAS News wrote an article featuring the Paparazzi UAV powered Lisa/S nano Quadcopter. This platform was developed by 1BitSquared in collaboration with the TU-Delft MAV lab team, provides all the autonomous capabilities while being way below the FAA regulated limits for registration. The Lisa/S nano Quadcopter … Continue reading Lisa/S Nano Quadcopter featured on sUAS News→