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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 and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:
GoPro Hero 4 Session: $399
GoPro just released the Hero 4 Session!!! Nice looking camera but now we have to redesign all of our gimbals. The size and weight savings along with the symmetry could prove beneficial to drone applications?!?…Continue
A few months back I posted about making my own RC controller: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/diy-rc-controller
I finally got around to making it work. I am very happy with the results! I ended up using code posted on RCgroups to format the PPM signal:…Continue
The Aeromapper family of UAVs consist of three different drones aimed for mapping and survey applications with…Continue
MyGeekShow is back! This week I finalized the design and built the 50% scale solar airplane prototype. I'll complete it's first flight next week!
My current mission is to build an RC airplane capable of indefinite flight, where solar panels installed on the wings power the airplane and charge the batteries by day, and then those same batteries power…
Above is a fullsize image of a 5MP webcam. A webcam usually has a CMOS sensor and commercial ones support up to 720p resolution. 720p is a result of the usb bus bandwidth available to stream the images and since many computers still use USB 2.0, this is the maximum resolution for reasonable framerates of 25fps…Continue