Intel aero drone – Introduction
Intel created a ready-to-fly drone named Aero, which is a quad-copter made for programmers. Why it is made for programmers? Because, Aero comes equipped with a Compute Board which was integrated for making airborne apps.
Also, the drone will be equipped with a Vision Accessory Kit, that will has 3 cameras( Intel® RealSense™ camera (R200), an 8MP camera, a VGA camera ) and will be connect with aero’s Compute Board.
Compute Board Overview
The Aero’s Compute Board has an Linux operating system and is equipped with Intel® Atom™ x7-Z8700 Processor 2.4 GHz burst, quad core, 2M cache, 64 bit. For a drone, it is a very good processor, which will not has any problem to run very performant apps. Also, it has 4 GB LPDDR3-1600 Memory embedded and a storage size of 32Gb. For connectivity, it has one 1 micro HDMI 1.4b( for display ), one 1 USB 3.0 On-the-Go (OTG) connector and Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260; 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO( for Wi-Fi).
I think this drone represents a big step for technology, and the programmers will develop unexpected apps. If you want this drone, you can reserve it from here. The official release date for this drone was planned between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2016, so we have to wait a little.