Just wanted to post an announcement of the version 1.4.0 release of node-rolling-spider that provides Swarm support allowing one to flying multiple Rolling Spiders in unison or independently as needed. This is a concept that isn’t easily accomplished within the existing SDK and one of the first things node-rolling-spider has that the SDK does not.
To install/use, you will need node.js installed, then just run
npm install rolling-spider
Please note this does not actually use the Parrot provided SDK, it is built directly to the Bluetooth LE and is therefore extremely light and flexible, if you haven’t tried it – please do! I built the API to be compatible with the NodeCopter API that was controlling the AR Drone 2 devices. Due to this there is a wide number of ‘out of the box’ hacks that just work (bridging to XBox controllers, etc.)
Cheers and happy flying!
Chris Williams | @voodootikigod