For the techies, it is satisfying to build a drone from scratch than buying one from the store. Including a flight controller, software, 3-D camera and rotors Intel will be shipping a loaded drone kit from December just for that. The Aero Ready to Fly Drone Kit from Intel will be available on the company’s website. The kit is expected to cost more than $600 although the exact price is not yet known. The company has provided the same parts that it used to build its own drones, which it displayed in airshows it organizes. The DJI’s Phantom is capable enough to avoid collisions and navigates safely using its 3-D cameras. With capabilities like recognizing objects and measuring distances the Intel Aero Ready to Fly Drone kit is fitted with 3-D RealSence cameras. The kit, when programmed correctly, will be able to fly to a required destination without assistance.
The Aero Computer Board provided the computing horsepower for the drone. The central computer is powered by a quad-core Atom X7-Z8700 CPU code-named Cherry Trail and has 16 GB of storage, 4GB LPDDR3 RAM,flight controller, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, micro HDMI port and LTE. The board is also provided with a wide set of connectors for breakout boards and adapters. The reprogrammable Altera Max 10 FPGA can be reprogrammed for deep learning, navigation and image recognition like tasks.