Cylon adaptor/drivers for Crazyflie nanocopter

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Cylon.js For Crazyflie

Cylon.js ( is a JavaScript framework for robotics and physical computing using Node.js

This module provides an adaptor and drivers for the Crazyflie nanocopter ( It uses the Aerogel node module ( created by @ceejbot thank you!

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Build Status

Getting Started


On Ubuntu, you will need to run:

sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config libusb-1.0-0-dev

before you will be able to install cylon-crazyflie.


On OSX, you will need to run:

brew install libusb

before you will be able to install cylon-crazyflie.

Installation - All Platforms

Install the module with: npm install cylon-crazyflie

You will also need to install the latest firmware to the Crazyflie itself to use the 'hover' mode from



var Cylon = require('cylon');

  connection: { name: 'crazyflie', adaptor: 'crazyflie', port: 'radio://1/10/250KPS' },
  device: {name: 'drone', driver: 'crazyflie'},

  work: function(my) {
    my.drone.on('start', function() {
      after((10).seconds(), function() {;
      after((15).seconds(), function() { 


Cylon = require 'cylon'

    name: 'crazyflie', adaptor: 'crazyflie', port: "radio://1/10/250KPS"

    name: 'drone', driver: 'crazyflie'

  work: (my) ->
    my.drone.on 'start', ->
      after 10.seconds(), ->
      after 15.seconds(), ->


Hover Mode

  my.drone.setParam('flightmode.althold', true);


We're busy adding documentation to our web site at please check there as we continue to work on Cylon.js

Thank you!


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Release History

Version 0.6.0 - Update to cylon 0.12.0

Version 0.5.0 - Update to cylon 0.11.0, refactor to pure JavaScript

Version 0.4.0 - Update to cylon 0.10.0

Version 0.3.0 - Release for cylon 0.9.0

Version 0.2.0 - Release for cylon 0.8.0

Version 0.1.0 - Initial release


Copyright (c) 2013-2014 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

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