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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:
Interesting proof-of-concept by DARPA researchers using a Pixhawk-powered drone to autonomously navigate a cluttered warehouse environment at 20 m/s.
DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently demonstrated that a commercial quadcopter platform could achieve 20-meters-per-second flight while carrying a full load of sensors and…
Drone locates B.C. man's stolen motorbike. Ryan Sandnes' bike was stolen last Friday, and despite security camera footage of the thief the police couldn’t help. Sandnes decided to fly a camera-equipped drone over a nearby field and found the bike.
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There was a joke that one could take the gimbal from a quadcopter, flip upside-down, put it on a handle, and it becomes a handheld gimbal for use on land. It was an intriguing idea. I would like to share our interesting experience in the design process.
by: Brian Benchoff
Late last year, the FAA expanded a Special Flight Rule Area (SFRA) that applied to Unmanned Aerial Systems, drones, and RC airplanes around Washington DC. This SFRA was created around the year 2000 – for obvious reasons – and applies to more than just quadcopters and airplanes…Continue
After 5 months of design and test process, new DroneThermal v022016 thermal camera boards are ready to announce.
This is probably the smallest analog (PAL/NTSC) thermal camera in the world.
Dimensions : 20mm x 20mm x 15mm (included Lepton 25 degrees…