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Welcome to DIY Drones!


Welcome to the largest community for amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles! Use the tabs and drop-down menus above to navigate the site.

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:

  • APM:Copter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • APM:Plane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • APM:Rover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

I'm new to all this--where do I start?                   Are amateur UAVs legal? (yes)

Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms 

Blog Posts

Fully integrated ground control station

Posted by Sam Worthington on April 28, 2015 at 8:00am 2 Comments

I've mentioned on a couple of posts over the last few months that we've been hard at work developing a fully integrated ground control station and gave it the first public airing at Skytech in London last week. It is built around the patented Wing control…

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Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

Posted by Greg Dronsky on April 28, 2015 at 7:07am 2 Comments

A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.…

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Construction drone company uses Pixhawk-powered tech

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 27, 2015 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

Construction drone company using Pixhawk-powered technology gets a nice write-up in…

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Yet another "PhoneDrone" concept hits Kickstarter

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 27, 2015 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Ah, the idea of using a phone as an actual drone controller. We keep coming back to that one every year or so, dating all the way back to my first cellphone autopilot (using Windows CE!) in…

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Ferndale Michigan Drone Ban Defeated!

Posted by Jonathan Hair on April 27, 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/Clip/11434402/ferndale-city-council-passes-on-banning-drones#.VT70_TBt7VE.facebook

I am happy to report that a proposed 'drone' ban was unanimously defeated after a strong…

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UgCS at AUVSI

Posted by Janis Kuze on April 27, 2015 at 12:47pm 2 Comments

Just wanted to thank you for being active users and let you know what you can meet with us and see UgCS 2.4 preview at AUVSI Expo next week.

Please be welcome at our booth #3144

Thanks,

UgCS…

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CamMan, a special camera controller

Posted by Azjeg on April 27, 2015 at 9:00am 3 Comments

Here is the new member of our growing family of modules for our scalable ground control system. Sorry for the low quality photos, but we hardly ever have time to take decent pictures before the gear leaves the workshop. You can see the other modules at…

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How was your weekend?

Posted by Ascent AeroSystems on April 27, 2015 at 5:00am 7 Comments

We're launching our all-new website later this week!

In the meantime, here's a video of some of our weekend...

Perceptiv Labs image-tracking upgrade for IRIS+ now taking preorders

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 26, 2015 at 11:30am 7 Comments

Perceptive Labs is now taking pre-orders for SHIFT, which uses computer vision to do optical tracking. It supports Pixhawk, the IRIS+ and the DJI Phantom.…

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Really moving BBC video on the Syria Airlift project, using APM drones to deliver aid

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 25, 2015 at 10:00am 14 Comments

Regardless of your views on Middle East conflict, everyone in this community should feel very proud after watching this video, showing APM-powered planes used for humanitarian aid. Mark Jacobsen at the Syria Airlift Project is inspiring, and I personally will be backing his work.  

The power to…

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

Skyward Raises $4M in Expansion Seed Capital

Skyward Raises $4M in Expansion Seed Capital

by Skyward, the information management platform for commercial drone operators , announced a $4.1 million round with participation from Draper Associates , Founders Coop , Norwest Venture Partners , Techstars Ventures , Verizon Ventures , and Voyager Capital . This round will be…

Halo 4′s former principal engineer is now helping with Amazon’s drone fleet

Halo 4′s former principal engineer is now helping with Amazon’s drone fleet

by By Brian Crecente Noted and long-time game programmer Corrinne Yu left her job in the game industry in January to take a lead role on Amazon’s drone delivery service, according to an update on her LinkedIn profile this week. In November,…

Drone sought to cover Belchertown events

Drone sought to cover Belchertown events

by By Jim Russell  The operators of the town’s public access television station hope to deploy a drone in future to cover certain community events by providing viewers an aerial view. At Monday’s selectmen meeting, Peg and Lew Louraine, co-managers of Belchertown Community…

Drone restrictions flying to Gov. Scott

Drone restrictions flying to Gov. Scott

by By James Call A Florida Legislature crackdown on drones flew out of the House Tuesday with a unanimous vote. SB 766 would prohibit drones – unmanned mini-robots equipped with cameras — from taking pictures on private property without consent. The measure already…

Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

by CHRISTOPHER HOOTON A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation. BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones for good, using the technology to seed up to one billion trees a year, all without having to…

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