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Ar.Drone 2.0 And Color Tracking

Hello from germany ;-)

Im trying to track colors with my AR Drone 2.

Tutorial 31 (ARDrone) works really well. The video is nearly without latency and i made some modifications to controlling the drone with my joystick/gamepad. This works pretty good, too!

In Tutorial 11 (Color Tracking) works with my webcam, but i have a delay of about 1,5 seconds, but thats not really the problem. The Problem is, that im thinking that tutorial 11 only works with the ARDrone 1.

Is there a possobility to use the ARDrone 2 with the method Camera.StartCamera?

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#1  
@Colenone87 AR Drone 2.0 isn't supported yet with Wifi AP yet, I found that out when Playing around with AR Drone 1.0. Maybe its the same for the Camera.StartCamera Command for AR Drone 2.0 also..
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#2  
That's because Tutorial 11 is not written for the AR Drone. You will have to modify it to work with the AR Drone. The EZ-SDK was not created exclusively for the AR Drone. The EZ-SDK was created for the entire EZ-Robot package and demonstrates how to control robots, in general.

Also, Tutorial 11 is only moving a servo - the AR Drone is a flying drone, not a servo. A servo is a mechanical motor that moves and used in robotics - for limbs, and joints, etc..

the Tutorial 31 demonstrates how to connect and control the AR drone using direct commands. You can also use the Movement Panel - this is why there are many projects in the EZ-SDK package. Including many packages demonstrates how you can do all of the different things. It would be absolutely impossible to have a single gigantic project that demonstrates everything the EZ-SDK is capable of doing. I would recommend using ARC as well.

I am on vacation and do not have an AR Drone with me at the moment - however, I have modified the Tutorial 31 code to include an example of how camera color tracking works. I have attached it here...

Tutorial31-ARDrone.zip

good luck and happy new year:)
#3  
First to say, your modification works well. Red color is very good detected.
Thank you Dj Sures! That will help me very much to implement color tracking in my application.

I know that Tutorial 11 was not written for the ARDrone, but the Combobox shows me a "AR Parrot Drone", so i thought it will work with the AR Drone (probably only V1, because the tutorial was written a long time ago ;-)).

And i know, that the Tutorials only show a few possibilities of the SDK, but they are good to learn an understand the SDK.

And sure, the EZ-SDK is not only for the ARDrone.

I have to say, after a long search in the internet, for me it is the best way to work with my ARDrone. There are a few alternatives, but mostly based on linux.

And now, enjoy your holidays an an happy new year!
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#4  
That's great to hear you have it working:) Hopefully you will share a video of your project. I'd love to see what you come up with!

Enjoy your holidays as well!
#5  
Sure, i will present my project, but give me some time ;-)