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Video: Flying a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 With NVIDIA SHIELD


NVIDIA is working extremely hard to create a product that people want, bringing Android to its highest potential in the realm of mobile gaming. One of the features that SHIELD offers that I can’t get enough of, is the feeling of an actual controller in my hand while playing my favorite games. So, what happens when you pair said controller, complete with joysticks and triggers, with a new Parrot AR Drone 2.0? Pure nerd magic. 

Optimized for SHIELD, the AR Drone 2.0 application allows me to take full control of the quadrocopter, providing an exceptional experience for anyone that loves flying and bringing attention to themselves at the local frisbee disc golf course. Using the built-in joysticks, I can control the Drone’s height, rotation and every other aspect of the craft. Since the Drone has a built in HD camera, the feed goes directly to SHIELD’s 5″ HD display, allowing me to pilot the machine even when I’m not in its line of sight. As I express in the video, it really is an enjoyable experience.

Below, you can see me at my local park, getting mean mugged by our local frisbee disc golf team as I encroach on their turf to get some flying time in.

  • sk3litor

    This is bad ass. But tim, where do you put the batteries? In your shoes I mean. Sorry I had to say it

  • BA_Carroll

    OK it would be even cooler if it had night vision! OMG how fun would that be? Did that just sound pervy?

  • Allen Byrd

    I want your job.


  • BeLogical

    Any idea on the price?

    EDIT: Nevermind, see it on Amazon. Didn’t know it was already out. http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-AR-Drone-Quadricopter-Controlled-Android/dp/B007HZLLOK

  • JamesU513


  • TankerTuff

    They need an ad drone that fires nerf darts then u could really have some fun.

    • tomn1ce

      it would be better with real darts, arrows and pellets….time to go hunting for sheeps…

  • Ender311

    Woot! for the mention of disc golf on my favorite Android site!

  • XvierX

    I want one! That looks like so much fun.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Wow, that is completely awesome! Almost makes me want to get a NVIDIA SHIELD myself.

    How high can the Parrot AR Drone go?

    • According to its settings, they limit its vertical height at 100 meters I believe.

      • Higher_Ground

        I think the FAA restricts remote control devices to 400 feet, so that might be to keep it in line with regulations.

      • Higher_Ground

        I think the FAA restricts remote control devices to 400 feet, so that might be to keep it in line with regulations.

  • GarnetandBlack

    I love how you guys first post that it has been delayed and then you’re all like “but we got ours!”. Here’s us having fun! Muahahahaha! Suckers.”

    • EvanTheGamer


  • pushftw

    This thing is great for one thing. EMULATORS.

    • JoshGroff

      So is the Xperia Play, and it’s much cheaper and more compact.

      • Cory_S

        Because I haven’t seen anything as horrible as the Xperia Play since the Droid Eris.

        • JoshGroff

          The specs are perfectly fine for emulation.

          • Cory_S

            yeah..if I dont wanna look at the screen…like ever.

          • JoshGroff

            The screen isn’t bad and considering they can be grabbed for $60 and below, it’s actually pretty nice if you just want a cheap emulation device.

      • Jordan

        Or a moga pro. Works with pretty much any android smartphone. I have the HTC One, it’s quite nice with the front speakers.

        • JoshGroff


    • michael arazan

      They make quad-copters that you can control with an app with almost any android phone already.



  • MichaelFranz

    yea i agree…nerd wood right there….i want

    DL giveaway….??

    • Nex

      We’ll have to pry that out of Tim’s “cold dead hands” first. lol

      • MichaelFranz

        that can be arranged….::crack knuckles, grabs baseball bat:: J/k Tim

  • Damian

    Honestly that’s pretty cool…..