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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 autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, 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

World's first hydrogen pellet drone flight

Posted by Duffy on February 5, 2016 at 10:00am 6 Comments

A demanding project for the platform in delivering maximum efficiency, and after some lamination schedule and power setup optimizations the Raptor E1 by RaptorUAS delivered the first ever hydrogen pellet powered drone flight.…

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Drone's related UI benchmark study

Posted by Beatriz Palmeiro on February 5, 2016 at 9:30am 8 Comments

We'd like to share with you a study around the current state of UI related to drone flights to find positive aspects and improvements areas on them.

14 tools were analysed through video…

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The History of the Modern Consumer Drone

Posted by AKRCGUY on February 4, 2016 at 5:35pm 7 Comments

A comical view of the short history of the modern consumer drone.

Drone Racing Might Just Be The Next Big Thing

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 11:47am 6 Comments

From Hackaday

by: 

Arguably, drones are one of the next big things that will revolutionize many industries. We’ve already seen them portrayed in many movies and TV shows in not-so-distant futures, and what with Amazon planning drone deliveries, we can’t imagine it’ll be long before they are a common…

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Swarming robot boats demonstrate self-learning

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am 11 Comments

The sea-going robots are made using digital manufacturing techniques

The sea-going robots are made using digital manufacturing techniques

(Credit: Biomachines Lab)

From Giz Magazine

   FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Robots…

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GoPro is in a massive tailspin

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 8:16am 25 Comments

From CNN Money

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Recharge your drone at my place

Posted by Thomas Stone on February 4, 2016 at 8:02am 9 Comments

Does anybody want to move in next door? We could send drones to each other ad infinitum. :) I cannot confirm if this installation increases/decreases the value of your home. 

This test represents an interesting combination of products and technology from 3DR,…

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DIY Drones at 75,000 members!

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 3, 2016 at 1:54pm 20 Comments

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 75,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 45,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 30…

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Autopilot needs survey

Posted by Craig Elder on February 2, 2016 at 12:33pm 31 Comments

We have put together a survey to capture information about what professional users are looking for in an autopilot.
Please fill out this survey for all of the vehicle types you would like to fit an autopilot into.…
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Really, really stupid idea of the month, maybe the whole year!- - Drone attack Eagles!

Posted by Gary McCray on February 1, 2016 at 6:56pm 34 Comments

I just saw this on our local news and was surprised nobody else had posted it here yet.

Easily the truly stupidest idea I have ever seen - Dutch Police train Eagle to take down drone.

Better than the UnAmerican Eagle in the Our Man Flint Movies (that dates me a bit I'm…

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UAV news from sUAS News

Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

Hankuk Carbon, a Korean composite manufacturer, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) to establish a Joint Venture to develop, manufacture, and sale Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). Both companies will co-develop and co-manufacture the next generation VTOL UAV. The Joint Venture will begin by developing…

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Drone hits Empire State building.

Drone hits Empire State building.

Time to install a primate anti drone system According to the NYPD, a small drone crashed into the 40th floor and then dropped onto a landing on the 35th floor. Police charged suspect Sean Riddle with reckless endangerment. They said he was trying to take pictures and lost control of the aircraft. Sean mentions the incident on…

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Academy of Art University San Francisco Flies Into The Future With Drones

Academy of Art University San Francisco Flies Into The Future With Drones

Academy of Art University founder Richard S. Stephen’s philosophy was that teachers and curriculum would always be on the leading edge of innovation and creativity. Drones fall right in line with that philosophy, as the frontier of their use in mixed media (marketing and advertisement, cable, Internet, movies) is being pioneered. This technology will soon,…

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Sky-Futures selected for Mayor of London’s ‘Go to Grow’ programme

Sky-Futures selected for Mayor of London’s ‘Go to Grow’ programme

Congratulations Sky-Futures, another feather in the cap. They have been selected for the Mayor of London’s new ‘Go to Grow’ programme open to fast-growing companies in London operating in technology, life sciences, and urban The Mayor’s International Business Programme is tailored to fit your specific international growth ambitions. A new exclusive programme, it provides a…

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Nokia showcases LTE technology for the use of drones in smart cities

Nokia showcases LTE technology for the use of drones in smart cities

Dubai, UAE – Nokia is showcasing its innovative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management (UTM) concept for the safe operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) via LTE at the UAE Drones for Good Award event in Dubai from February 4-6. The real-time demonstration follows an invitation from the Organizing Committee of the UAE Drones for Good…

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