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:
DJI Phantom 1.5 - 24mm Battery Door by BrianSelfDesign
My blog post below is probably preaching to the converted in this forum, but I am a female, creative technologist and new UAV enthusiast, and I have been doing some research on the subject of UAV. For myself and to a lot of…Continue
Hello. As a long time lurker here, I'd like to share my latest project with the DIY Drones community.
In working with orthophoto generation from UAV imagery using the current crop of still-photo stitching based programs, I have found the process to be complicated and…Continue
MoviesOnMap.com is very happy to announce the first "outdoor" implementation of the map from MoviesOnMap.com on the website of video's owner. Map on the QuadCam.ch contains only videos of QuadCam.
You can see all the videos by QuadCam.ch here:…Continue
Here is the article in the Guardian newspaper:
Read and scroll down for the fear mongering comments.
I have to admit, I am a little fed up with the "ground stations" available on the market today. First off, good luck seeing most laptops or tablets at all outdoors. Second, good luck modifying or repairing your laptop / tablet. It can be done but its usually a major pain with a good chance of breaking something.…Continue
I saw this Raspberry Pi clone today the first time and will definitely try it in september. A lighter, smaller alternative to the rpi.
From the description:
ODROID-W is a miniature computing module which is fully compatible with all software…Continue
Sifteo brings to 3DR valuable and unique expertise in developing fun and engaging high-tech consumer products. With their groundbreaking Sifteo Cubes (which The New York Times …Continue
"A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow."
Has anyone heard about or seen this? How applicable is this to the Pixhawk, Pi or BeagleBone flight controller efforts? The best bit is that it seems to assure that all user mode code…Continue