This community is the home of ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:
In a startling turn of events, The BEHS Technology and Engineering Club Kickstarter (NOT the IndeGoGo) was funded!. In less then 15 Minutes, we went from 286$ to 1036$! YAY! SUCESS!
WOOHOO! (I'm excited)
DIY Drones was our single largest affiliate supporter site! Good for you!…Continue
Google today revealed it has been working on a top-secret drone delivery program for the last two years. Nick Roy, an MIT roboticist on sabbatical for two years, has been leading the project based in Australia.
Google has developed a tail sitter aircraft, capable of VTOL transitioning to forward flight.…Continue
Hobbyking just came with new large multirotor brushless motors.
9235-100kv , that spins 30" props on 12S and capable of lifing 11kg each.
And for sure , these are cheap again, 1/3 of Tiger motor 10kg level, U11 motors.…Continue
Sony to begin developing drones from Biz / Tech Aug. 27, 2014 - Updated 23:26 UTC-4
Officials of Sony say they have…
So, the first payloader max is built - time for testing!
Just got the APM to put back onto the lifter, and away we go.
Payloader max: 5kg capacity via parrallel EPM's, no moving parts to fail, full autonomous integration with arducopter…Continue
There are a few obstacle detectors and rangefinders on the market, but are usually either very expensive or don't work
great outside (I am looking at you Kinect). We decided to try to make a product that it is cheap and rugged enough to be used outdoors.
Here are some parameters:
With all this talk about Amazon and other less serious drone delivery concepts out there, there has been a large amount of discussion regarding the feasibility of delivering a package via drone for same day delivery or general delivery. While I don't think this is really all that feasible from a logistical or safety point of view, the…Continue
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BEND — It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening…Continue