Drone Programming with ArduPilot Training Course


ArduPilot is an open source, unmanned vehicle Autopilot Software Suite for controlling drones.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at developers and technical persons who wish to design and develop an unmanned drone.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Setup a suitable development environment.
  • Select and apply the right tools for programming a drone.
  • Understand and configure the firmware, middleware and API stack.
  • Test and debug their code using drone simulation software.

Format of the course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • This training is based on the open source autopilot software: ArduPilot.
  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.


  • Experience with the Linux command line.
  • Programming experience in any language.


  • Developers

Course Outline


Downloading and Installing the Software

Preparing the Development Environment

Overview of ArduPilot Suite

Overview of Hardware Boards and Simulation Software

Overview of Python Syntax for Drone Programming

Controlling the Drone Hardware

Communicating with Different Parts

Flying the Simulated Drone

Testing the Drone

Debugging the Code

Extending ArduPilot with ROS (Robot Operating System).

Summary and Conclusion

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