Active Time
2-3 hours
Total Project Time
2-3 hours
Key Concepts
Circuits, forces, programming, feedback control

Introduction

How do drones automatically hover at a constant distance from the ground? Find out in this fun drone project as you build an altitude control circuit for a popsicle stick drone using an ultrasonic distance sensor and an Arduino™.

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

In addition to the materials in the DIY Mini Drone activity, you will need:

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Active Time
2-3 hours
Total Project Time
2-3 hours
Key Concepts
Circuits, forces, programming, feedback control
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