Fly like a bird
To live this unsettling experience, it takes a few ingredients.
A Parrot Bepop Drone
We told you it'd be about birds
Our system is compatible with the Parrot Bepops 1 & 2, available here : http://www.parrot.com/products/bebop-drone/
The drone's great-angle camera and its stability make for an easy and intuitive piloting experience.
A Virtual Reality Headset
Not quite virtual though
Sold by many different brands at a cheap price, on Amazon for example. We used this one for our tests, and it gives an excellent immersion feeling : https://www.amazon.fr/ELEGIANT-Affichage-virtuelle-immersive-Compatible/dp/B015HA755U
Two iOS devices
The head and the wings
This might seem restrictive but hey, you don't get to fly by yourself that often right?
The first device is used as a screen (placed in the headset), and the other as a controller for taking off/landing and adjusting the speed. The two devices communicate via Bluetooth.
Here are a few shots of the test flights that we did on our campus.
Even better in real life.
This video explains in detail the intuitive piloting experience that we created for you to experience.
Test flights on our campus
Here's a screenshot taken during one of our test flights on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique, in front of the students' apartments.
The world-famous "Yvette Valley"
You can spot this true wonder of nature just behind the trees.
You've never seen yourself like this.
Here's what you look like when you fly like a bird.
Seven friends who worked together to make you fly
A student project
It always starts at school, right?
This project is part of our academic curriculum : at Polytechnique, second-year students all have to complete, in teams, a scientific mission.
A united flock
Hippolyte, Victor, Tanguy, Joseph, Félix, Pierre, Paul
We're a team of seven friends, and we began this adventure almost a year ago. Each member has his own specificity within the project, which we all stived to bring to life successfully.
They talked about us
A few press releases
We'd like to thank all the people who helped make this project a reality.
Our Ulule contributors
They helped us hatch
They showed us the sky
Thanks to their advices, we dared to aim high. We'd also like to thank our tutors, M. Vezien and M. Bureau, for their precious help.
The "Créathèque" & Parrot
Ils nous ont propulsé
Le fablab La Créathèque nous a donné de précieux conseils techniques qui nous ont permis de progresser. Ils nous ont mis en contact avec Parrot qui nous a fourni du matériel de rechange, grâce auquel nous avons pu maintenir en vie notre drone d'essai. La Créathèque nous a aussi permis d'exposer notre application au salon Maker Faire à Paris, le samedi 30 avril 2016.
He drew us.
We owe our cool logo to this great dude.
In order to constantly improve what we offer you, we'd like to ask you a few questions.