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Rover - Ground based Inspiration

Posted by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on September 30, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Having a new project starting and knowing it was going to be ground based I have had to try and sike my self up a bit. Personally seeing the multirotor platform as the phenom when considering what you can do with remote piloted craft, especially with Arducopter. I started searching for the proper inspiration. One time I had a remote controlled gas powered kyoshyo…

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Commercial Drone Regulations: Canada vs the US

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 29, 2014 at 10:42pm 3 Comments

From Robohub:

When Canadians attempt to characterize aspects of Canadian culture, it’s not uncommon to draw comparisons with the US. I recently…

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FPV on the cheap; 1990's VR equipment

Posted by Liam Honecker on September 29, 2014 at 2:07pm 1 Comment

I want to share my FPV setup I built on a small budget which uses some Virtual I/O iGlasses made in 1995.  I bought these in 2001 for about ~$75 and they are 600x800 in resolution and 120htz (60htz per eye).  They are capable of displaying 3D video too.  The 3D effect requires a video…

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Part 2: How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

Posted by Patrick Duffy on September 29, 2014 at 12:00pm 20 Comments

Part Two: Here is the original picture of the finished product:

This is the second part of a 2-part series on 'How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Raspberry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link.

In my first post on the subject (located …

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GoPro 4 is Here - Sort of!

Posted by Gary McCray on September 29, 2014 at 10:30am 23 Comments

GoPro is finally announcing the new 4 Silver and Black:

It , of course has the new 30fps 4K and - not surprisingly costs $100.00 more than the last one so now $499.00.

Probably using the new Ambarella 9 chip, but no mention made of built in electronic image stabilization…

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How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

Posted by Patrick Duffy on September 28, 2014 at 9:00pm 34 Comments

After 3 months of research, picking a platform, and building my own HD FPV rig, I decided to write this blog to share my experience. I have been flying FPV for about a year now, and this was the most fun project yet! 

Here is a picture of the finished product:

The platform I picked was the…

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Frsky Tarais spoken flight mode guide

Posted by Greg O on September 28, 2014 at 8:30pm 11 Comments

I've been away from the diydrones scene for a while, but I'm still around. Here is something that I can contribute to the community.…

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"Spaxels" light painting with swarming drones

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 28, 2014 at 4:20pm 6 Comments

This came out late last year, but I missed it at the time. "Spaxels" are space+pixels, with coordinated multicopters. You can read more about them from Ars Electronica here.

Dancing Dronies In Top Ten Crowdfunding Campaigns Of The Week

Posted by David Bell on September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Dancing Dronies: NexGen Drone Technology, a crowdfunding campaign by Drovionics.com went live on Indiegogo on September 21, 2014.  According to this week's Top Ten list released by Crowdocracy.org, Dancing Dronies picked up sixth spot amongst the most popular cross-platform crowdfunding campaigns. Crowdocracy uses a quantitative algorithm…

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UAV news from sUAS News

Aurora Awarded Funding to Continue Development of DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program

Aurora Awarded Funding to Continue Development of DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company Phase 1B funding to continue participation in the DARPA Vertical Take Off and Landing Experiment Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program. The award is intended…

‘Where’s Waldo’ … but for science

‘Where’s Waldo’ … but for science

By John D. Sutter, CNN (CNN) – Remember those “Where’s Waldo” books? You know, the ones featuring a bespectacled, beanstalky character dressed in a red-and-white striped shirt — and hiding in massive crowds. Objective: find him, turn page. A fascinating online project…

St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers Accepts Delivery of their First Unmanned Aircraft System for Precision Mapping and Surveillance

St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers Accepts Delivery of their First Unmanned Aircraft System for Precision Mapping and Surveillance

The St. Louis District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently accepted delivery of its Altavian Nova™ F6500 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) accompanied by the Nova GC25 ground control station, the Nova MP21 mapping payload, and…

New fund would provide drone development a $2.2B shot in the arm

New fund would provide drone development a $2.2B shot in the arm

For all the hype, drone development is pretty slow going. But a D.C.-based investment banking firm hopes to give it a boost with $2.2 billion in funding from the private sector, most notably the aerospace industry. The fund, dubbed the UAS…

Gang-gang: Canberra’s champion drone

Gang-gang: Canberra’s champion drone

Ian Warden A Canberra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team has just used its clever drone to save the life of a tourist, Joe, lost in the God-forsaken wastes of Queensland. The drone not only detected him, but dropped the dehydrated…

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