Embark on a Drone Adventure: Installing DroneKit Python Made Fun!

November 17, 2021 in Aerospace, Drones by DhulkarnaynDhulkarnaynโ€”3 minutes

Ahoy, Python enthusiasts and drone aficionados! Ready to dive into the exhilarating world of DroneKit-Python? This magical API lets you summon the power of Python to converse with drones through the mystical MAVLink protocol.1 And guess what? According to Pepy, DroneKit-Python has been downloaded more than 463,900+ times!2

Image Credits: Illustrations by Storyset

Buckle Up for DroneKit Installation!

Grab your wizard hat, because installing DroneKit-Python is like embarking on a thrilling quest through the operating system realms of:

  1. Linux
  2. Windows
  3. Mac OS

To join this magical journey, ensure your device speaks the language of Python. Don’t worry; we’ll guide you through the enchanting process.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3-pip

Behold! You’ve just summoned the mighty pip. Check its version like a true sorcerer:

pip --version

Now, the spell to install DroneKit-Python:

sudo pip install dronekit

Unveiling the Installation Spell

After casting the installation spell, gaze into the crystal ball of pip show dronekit:

pip show dronekit

The magical output reveals secrets like version, dependencies, and the sacred location where it resides.

Name: dronekit
Version: 2.9.2
Summary: Developer Tools for Drones.
Author: 3D Robotics
Author-email: [email protected], [email protected]
License: apache
Location: /home/user/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages
Requires: monotonic, pymavlink

Verification of DroneKit-Python Installation

Verification of DroneKit-Python Installation

Verification of DroneKit-Python Installation

By the power of Python, you’ve successfully summoned DroneKit-Python! Now, import the dronekit package into your Python scripts and let the drone adventure begin:

import dronekit

Wizard’s Note

So, you’ve just summoned the mystical powers of DroneKit-Python, ready to embark on your drone wizardry. But wait, an unexpected challenge appears! If, upon importing the majestic dronekit, you find yourself face-to-face with the enigmatic error:

AttributeError: module 'collections' has no attribute 'MutableMapping'

Fear not, intrepid adventurer! The solution to this arcane riddle lies within the sacred scrolls of wisdom. Unravel the mystery and restore balance to your Python realms by consulting the magical tome:

Delve into the secrets held within, and may your Python scripts soar to new heights! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ


Congratulations, code conjurer! ๐ŸŽ‰ With DroneKit-Python installed, you’re now armed with Python sorcery to charm drones. As you unleash your scripts into the digital skies, remember:

Magic happens when code and creativity take flight together. โœจ๐Ÿš

Feel the thrill as your code orchestrates the dance of drones! And hey, the comments section below is the place to share your wizardry. Join the conversation, ask questions, or brag about your coding conquests. Let’s build a community of drone wizards! ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธโœจ

In this tech wonderland, sharing is caring. May your code soar high, and your drones fly even higher! Until next time, happy coding, sorcerer! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”ฎ

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