This community created the Arduino-based ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). The Pixhawk and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:
After several weeks of building, waiting for parts, and building some more, it all came together. HAL took flight for the first and second time. I have a lot of trim work to do over the next few days when I can get back into the indoor arena or without any wind outside. It was very difficult to…
Andrew Tridgell, Linus Penzlien, and myself are beginning to prepare for the autonomous ground vehicle competition at the Sparkfun 2014…Continue
I am using PanoramaStudio Viewer Interactive 3D panoramas and zoom.
Just a quick update this weekend. I've printed all the pieces, even got to the laser cutter to try cutting some of the body parts out.
Here are some images and a small demo of a non scientific flex test between a 3D printed part and an acrylic part.…Continue
NCR18650B: A Lithium Ion battery with a ton of promise! People say it has twice the energy per gram as LiPos... but is that true? Lets test it!
But it doesn't stop there! I want to know how to actually use this on an RC Aircraft, how to charge it, what it's maximum amp draw is, how many watt hours of power does it have, and in the end, can you actually use these on RC…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 we have a really special occasion to celebrate as we have reached the 50,000 member mark!!!!
Congratulations to Cantor Wargfn, of Charlotte, North Carolina USA, who…Continue