Simple Software Development for Drones

Hello Hackers! 

I’m David and I’m the head of Developers Relations at NVdrones.

I’m writing to you guys and gals because I think you will be interested to know about what we created.

We create a platform that allows any hacker to write an app for a drone in the most simple way possible. Meaning you can create a pace of software that will control a drone autonomously based only on inputs from sensor that you attach to our board.

No need to know C, change firmware nor spend thousands of dollars for a flight controller that allows swapping of the firmware.

With our solution you can by the cheapest flight controller for around 30USD, attach our board (NVextender) and have a solution that can be programmed using Arduino right now and Android, Javascript and more in the future.

We just pre launched the developer website and would like to invite your audience to take a look. If you would like to get the pre release Developer Kit send me an email at and let know how would you plan to use our platform.


I flagged this topic as I think the market place should be for members but not for a company to register only for the reason to increase sales figures.

No real info, no pics, no video, just another attempt to get quick and cheap feedback.

Offer a decent discount for Instructables members or send out some free prototypes to some of the really active people here and I might revise my judgement.

DavidGatti (author)  Downunder35m2 years ago

We are in pre-launch and are just looking for people that are interested to create apps using drones and help test our platform. The price is much cheaper then the final product - how much, well... it will depends on what we set on.

Since we got already good feedback that such platform is much needed i tough that here there would be some people that might be interested to know that such solution exist.

If this is not the right place to reach for developers, then I would like to apologies for the misunderstanding.


The place is a good as any but I, personally, am always a bit sceptic with freshly registered users posting such request.

Same for surveys or other "promotions".

There will people interest for sure but the question is: Why should someone prefer your product over already established products?

I think if you add some nice pics or a video or the product performing the "offer" looks much more legit.

And helping with projects always works better in both ways, that why I suggested the special offers for members here.

Or to make it more interesting start a contest with your products as prices.

There are also maker spaces where our members build things, maybe joining one near you and make a working copter would be the best promotion you can get.

Something like "Drone build night at .... , sponsored by NV drones" ?

DavidGatti (author)  Downunder35m2 years ago

Why should someone pick our solution over another one? Well, there is no other one right now in the stage that we are in - and I'm serious.

I can understand your skepticism. All the thing that you mentioned will come once we launch. Right now I just wanted to get interest from a much smaller group of people to make sure that i will be able able to handle the conversation and actually implement any good suggestion in the final product.

I hope my reasoning is clear and now you better understand where I'm coming from.