Thursday, February 10, 2011

New kernel source available

Nice. Seems like parrot uploaded a newer version of A.R.Drone's kernel source code.

See here:

At least the p6_sdhci driver is correct now :-)


  1. Hi there!
    Great job documenting all your tinkering with the AR Drone!

    We are teaching a class at UW where we are using the AR Drones as a platform, and recently one of our drones died. We have been trying to get our hands on the Linux flasher tool, but all links seem dead and Parrot says they won;t give it out.

    Could you please post a download link to the Linux flasher tool?

    Or email it at sidhantgupta at gmail?

    Thank you!

  2. Hi,

    If you just want to re-flash a firmware, you need the following tools:


    The source code of these tools is available at my google code project:

    Have a look at my previous post how to get and compile these tools.

    To upload a firmware, you need the original parrot bootloader (ardrone_bootloader.bin). You could get it from here:

    Best regards

  3. Got it! I overlooked that post!

    Thank you so much!

  4. Hey es,

    This is a really great blog you've started here. Me and my colleagues are hoping that we might be able to get direct access to the ARDrone's rotors. Do you know anything about how they interface with the kernel and how we might be able to write onboard code to give them PWM commands?

    Thanks for everything you've already done and for any help you can offer us. Feel free to reply or email me at