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Flying a Drone Using a Wheelchair Joystick


We’ve already seen how to play Xbox video games using the ATMakers Freedom Wing in a previous article. Now the amazing device has been linked to an iPhone and DJI Spark drone to allow disabled users to fly a drone using their regular wheelchair joystick. All of the adaptive equipment a disabled person uses, probably the device that is most familiar to them is the joystick that they use to drive their power chair. By connecting the Freedom Wing to an Adafruit feather, in this case an nRF52840, assistive technology developer Chris Young was able to fly a drone around his neighborhood. In the YouTube video about learn all the details about how this works.

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