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As an open-source project, all source code and hardware plans are freely available on GitHub or directly from the hardware Wiki pages for anyone to produce, use, modify, and redistribute in accordance with the GPL License Agreement which requires only that the open-source nature of the project be maintained by all who redistribute it.


1bitsquared logo.png 1 BIT SQUARED

Paparazzi UAV, development, production and consulting company. Manufacturers and distributors of Lisa/S nano autopilot.

Ppzuav.jpg PPZUAV


Assembling hardware for Paparazzi based projects since 2007.

We are a USA based company that makes the Open Sourced Paparazzi Hardware available around the World. If you need fully assembled or just PCBs we can help.

If you do not see what you need please do not hesitate to contact us via eMail to: for details. Visit the Web Store to see the latest offerings.

NOTE: PPZUAV will be closed for vacation Sept 2014 to Jan 2015.

Drotek.png Drotek

Drotek is currently capable of producing Apogee v1.0 boards on demand. It will be available on the webstore soon.

Other parts such as GPS, IMU or Magnetometer breakout boards are also available.

Transition Robotics Logo.png Transition Robotics Inc.
Lisa/M V2.0 top view
Lisa/M V2.0 bottom view

Transition Robotics Inc. is a young company developing new solutions for and with the Paparazzi UAV platform. Their core product is the Quadshot, a VTOL transitioning aircraft.

Beside the Quadshot itself they develop and provide hardware and software that is especially optimized for Paparazzi, such as the Lisa Autopilots, Aspirin IMUs and associated accessories.

They have a shop on their Quadshot product page.

As of February 2012, Transition Robotics, Inc. has acquired all IP and Paparazzi related inventory from Joby Robotics. We are thankful to Joby Robotics for their important and faithful support of Paparazzi related hardware projects, and hope to carry on this tradition. Hardware formerly supplied by Joby Robotics may now be purchased at the Transition Robotics/Quadshot webstore.

The TRI/Quadshot Webstore also stocks pre-crimped Molex Picoblade wires and connector housings.

Luftfotos24.jpg Luftfotos24

We produce ready-to-fly paparazzi systems for everyone.

We are a company based in germany and deliver around the world. We create our own hardware and a groundstation that includes the rc transmitter and video rx. Complete paparazzi systems are available at: Shop Luftfotos24



Sparkfun is a great source of miscellaneous electronics like:

  • Development boards
  • GPS
  • Gyros
  • Accelerometers
  • Pressure sensors
  • Ultrasonic distance sensors
  • Temperature/humidity sensors
  • USB to Serial converters (XBEE adapter)
  • LEDs
  • Etc.

Sparkfun distributors in Europe

Incomplete list.


Electronic distributor, sells all kinds of electronic parts or modules. Free shipping as of 60€.


Mainly focused on ArduPilot hardware. But carries Paparazzi compatible Telemetry and sensor boards.

DIYDrones distributors in Europe

u-Blox GPS receivers

Airspeed Sensors

Eagle Tree Systems makes a small standalone airspeed sensor that can be connected via i2c. They also sell pitot tubes standalone for other differential pressure sensors.

DIGI XBee telemetry modules

For detailed shopping guide see [Modems]



Paparazzi specific bare and already assembled PCB's.

Seeedstudio Fusion PCB

Very cheap 1, 2 and 4 layer boards from china. (perfect for bigger volumes and a low price)
Shipping from china takes some time. Minimum order is 5 pcs.

OSH Park

Fast high quality 2 and 4 layer boards.(perfect for high requirements, but they're not the cheapest)
Free worldwide shipping. Minimum order is 3 pcs.


A hobbyist-created site for finding the cheapest PCB manufacturer. Enter the size, layers, and quantity of the board you designed, and PCBShopper will give you prices and delivery time from several different manufacturers.

Old vendors

Here is a list of former paparazzi hardware vendors for reference. They were providing a great service to the Paparazzi community.