Category Archives: Software

Paparazzi V5.4 Release

Penguin_logoThe Paparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of a brand new version of Paparazzi; v5.4, giving you the option to enjoy lots of new features and improvements, happy new year!

If you’re curious to know what has been added and improved you can, go here for an overview. For your enjoyment and to view what all those changes look like, click here.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, to enjoy all improvements you can switch to this new version via:

git remote update && git checkout v5.4.

If you are new to Paparazzi and want to join in flying it, you can you can simpy download a tarball or get the source code via:

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git -b v5.4.

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Parrot Bebop Paparazzi Integration

BebopAs you know paparazzi is a very modular platform. To show the world how modular we are, we worked hard on implementing paparazzi into the Parrot Bebop. At the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab) of Delft University of Technology faculty Aerospace engineering (TU Delft) we received a pre-production model of the Bebop. We did our best to have paparazzi integrated before the launch of the Bebop. If you want to follow the progress check our (youtube channel).

4 hours after reception of the Bebop

8 hours later after hacking the ESC check-sum we had our First Flight!!!!

4 hours later our first autonomous outdoor flight in paparazzi !!!

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Paparazzi V5.2 Release

Penguin_logoPaparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of the Paparazzi v5.2 stable version with lots of new features and bugfixes.

See the CHANGELOG for an overview of new features and bugfixes. See the Release Upgrades page for hints on configuration changes that may be required if you are moving to v5.2 from v5.0.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, you can switch to this new branch with

git remote update && git checkout v5.2.

For new user, you can download a tarball or get the source code with

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git -b v5.2.

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Drones 101 Series on HAK5 – Episodes 1-7

Piotr Esden-Tempski of 1Bit Squared is working together with Darren Kitchen of HAK5 on a series about Open Source Drones, explaining what Drones/UAV/UAS are, how to build, operate, program, and calibrate them. This series highlights Paparazzi’s hardware and software systems and their strengths.

Here is the first episode in the series titled, Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1611. In this episode Piotr and Darren build an Open-Source autonomous aerial system.


Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1612. In episode 2, Piotr and Darren discuss drone basics. How they are put together, what are their components, how they operate and what makes them special.


Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1615. In episode 3, Piotr and Darren discuss how flight controllers work. Microcontrollers, sensors, input and actuators are explained. You will also see Paparazzi’s Lisa/S and Lisa/M among other autopilots discussed.


Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1616. In episode 4, Piotr and Darren discuss the initial configuration and set up of the Lisa/M Open-Source Paparazzi autopilot. They also look at the Paparazzi control center software and ground station. Demonstrating how to compile, upload and test your first autopilot firmware.


Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1617. In episode 5, Piotr and Darren assemble the Bumblebee quadcopter frame. With live construction and step by step commentary. And finally test fitting of the Paparazzi Lisa/M autopilot.


Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1618. In episode 6, Piotr and Darren show how to wire a Paparazzi UAV autopilot into a quadcopter, using the Lisa/M and Bumblebee airframe.


Drones 101- Hak5 episode 1619. In episode 7, Piotr and Darren go through a Paparazzi UAS airframe bring-up process. Including the calibration of the IMU sensors, telemetry and ground segment architecture and much more. If you want to learn more about the Paparazzi UAV framework this episode has a lot to offer.

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Paparazzi V5.0 Release

Penguin_logoFor the opening of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, the Paparazzi Development Team is pleased to announce the release of the Paparazzi v5.0 stable version, including the support of the Parrot AR.Drone2. See this page for more instructions.

See the changelog for an overview of new features and bugfixes.

See the Release Upgrades page for hints on configuration changes that may be required if you are moving to v5.0.0 from v4.2.0.

If you are already using paparazzi with Git, you can switch to this new branch with

git remote update && git checkout v5.0.

For new user, you can download a tarball or get the source code with

git clone https://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git && git checkout -b v5.0 origin/v5.0.

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