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This community created the Arduino-based ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). The APM 2.5 autopilot hardware runs a variety of powerful free UAV software systems, including:
Testing out how the new Y6 responds to an in-flight motor failure. Not bad!
Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains.…Continue
In order to keep you guys updated on the project's development, I'm happy to present our first flight report!
The weather conditions were decent: not all that much wind, clear sight and no random short-lived rainfalls.
As we weren't…Continue
In true DIY form I am using as much readily available material as possible. 3/4" oak frame, lego parts, etc. I am on the lookout for landing gear materials (small diameter PVC with small caster wheels maybe? Hmmm.).
The last week or so we've spent porting a version of the AeroQuad AQ32Plus code over to run on the AshimaCore board. One of our goals has been to get a common board that can run (or has the hooks put in place to run) several of the more popular open source flight controllers. Here's some video (why did we do this at night?) of us flying…Continue