GLOBE DRONE CONTROLLER

The Globe controller is a redesign of the traditional drone controller. Almost as if the hand is grasping the drone in the air as it flies, the movement and function of the controller gives the user much more intuitive control over the drone in the air. Globe is to be paired with a Virtual Reality headset, allowing the user to fly a drone anywhere in the world through the Cape Remote Travel online platform. 

10 Week Project | ID 4061 Capstone Design Studio, Fall 2016

 
 
 
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The videos below are recordings of first person view flying. We're flying a mini drone with a low quality camera attached - forgive my geeking out noises & laughs

my professor showing me the ropes

my professor showing me the ropes

 
 

At this point in the project, I discovered how difficult it is to master a traditional drone controller.

I reevaluated the direction of my project, and focused on how I could improve the functionality and experience of a drone controller - in order to more easily introduce new users to flying drones.