Modern quadcopters can be used for various purposes other than entertainment and model aircrafts, such as applications for surveillance or assistance in some inaccessible places for humans as well as the monitoring of adverse situations. Therefore, these devices are equipped with a number of sensors to collect determined information. Many of these applications require the display of real time information, so a wireless communication system between the quadcopter and the final user is necessary. The final user may not be the driver of the device, he can be located in a base station or in a laboratory far from the flying area, so internet is the best and easiest way to communicate two distant points. We need to get the data of the quadcopter and transfer it to the final user easily and quickly.
Plotly offers this service for free, it provides tools for information management and also the ability to export or import data.
The purpose of this tutorial is to explain how to establish communication between these devices in order to collect and display information.