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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:
On Monday October 5, 2015, Amtrak's Vermonter train struck fallen rock and derailed just outside Northfield, VT. The diesel locomotive and several passenger cars tumbled down an embankment. There were many injuries, but thankfully no fatalities. The location is "extremely rural", cut through dense forest, with very limited…Continue
I've been a long time DIY Droner right back to the APM 1, mainly on fixed wing platforms but more recently quad-copters.
There is surprisingly little info and discussion on DIY Drones about the 3dr Solo, despite the fact that it is ripe for hacking and modding.
The debate is raging about how the 1 million drones sold this Christmas will fit into our lives and our society. Rules and laws are being crafted left and right. People are reacting, people are nervous, people are terribly uninformed. The consumer drones available today span a huge spectrum of…Continue
We developed a simple controller to pilot drones/cars/boats/etc. via 3G cellular connection, using a custom PCB on top of a Raspberry A+ with a camera.
Here is a video of test flight controlled via a 64Kbps cellular connection:
A view of the Raspberrry Pi "Hat":…Continue
Autodesk Research is doing work on "generative design", which creates shapes the way nature would. The software is given some simple constraints -- some physical attachment points and strength/weight targets -- and then it "evolves" a shape that is nothing like the one a human would design. See…Continue