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The ARDrone from Parrot is an inexpensive quadcopter that is controlled using WiFi. It includes a built-in front-facing HD video camera, as well as a second lower resolution bottom facing video camera.

For more info about the ARDrone platform click here.

How to Install

Installing cylon.js with ardrone support is pretty easy.

npm install cylon cylon-ardrone

How to Use

var Cylon = require('cylon');

  connections: {
    ardrone: { adaptor: 'ardrone', port: '' }

  devices: {
    drone: { driver: 'ardrone' }

  work: function(my) {
    after((10).seconds(), function() {;
    after((15).seconds(), function() {

How to Connect

The ARDrone is a WiFi device, so there is no additional work to establish a connection to a single drone. However, in order to connect to multiple drones, you need to perform some configuration steps on each drone via SSH.


Available drivers for the ARDrone platform are listed below.