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This community is the home of ArduPilot (now known as APM), the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, including:
The challenge for the next five years for drones is environment awareness. Drones have been doing quite well in the lab because they have precise positioning systems. Outside, drones have to rely on SLAM, which traditionally uses heavy, expensive laser depth sensors. This is why any development of low cost depth sensors will have a big impact on the future of drones.
I got to try the skyzone 3d fpv goggles after making my own wide 3D camera for my plane, and get to see 3D at a longer distance than normal. It's kind of cool :)
Too bad the skyzone goggles can only record 2D :-/ (so I have no cool 3D video to share).
More pictures and review on my blog: …Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 73,000!!!!
There were approximately 1.2 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 40,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 34…Continue
This one should be easy if you have any of the current crop of Kickstarter VTOL airframes, of course I will award less points so you might not win.
The task is simple.... (not)
Auto take off
Autonomous hover for at least 1 minute after take…Continue
I'm happy to present a project which occupied quite a lot of our time in the last year. We didn't plan to go public yet, but after I saw couple of days ago that colleagues from BoxBotix are working on pretty similar concept, we decided to present some initial info to diydrones community.…Continue
The latest trend in camera products - modular cameras - is good news for us as drone users.
With Sony releasing products such as the QX100 and QX1 it seemed like high quality alternatives to the gopro we're becoming available.
Now with Olympus and soon Vivitar being the latest companies to add their own modular camera to the list, it looks like 2016 will be an interesting year for modular camera technology.
Here is a…Continue