The Voice Controlled, Face Recognizing, Drone Journey

I’ve been writing a fun column on machine learning and cheap hardware for O’Reilly.  One of the articles was How to build an autonomous, voice-controlled, face-recognizing drone for $200.  It was a really fun project, but the coolest part  is that a Microsoft employee, Mark Torr took the project and improved it and then wrote up a super thorough guide for how to do it.  I’m putting it here to make it easier to find his great work:

Here’s my youtube video of my drone

And here’s Mark’s

Pretty cool!  Mark’s writing is way more thorough and much easier to follow along.  Seeing his work reminds me the joy of someone taking one of my open source projects and running with it.  I would love to see open source apply to more than code.