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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, 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:

  • ArduCopter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • ArduPlane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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UgCS 2.0 Teaser video

Posted by Janis Kuze on September 1, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Hello the DIYDrones community!

Thank you very much for your interest in our software. Since last news about support of DJI Phantom 2 our ranks of Beta testers have exploded!

Here we would like to present to you teaser of upcoming version of UgCS 2.0.

To those who have stumbled upon us for the first time we support not just DJI, but…

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ETH drone shows real-time 3D scanning and coordination with a ground rover

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 1, 2014 at 7:01am 0 Comments

David Scaramuzza from ETH writes: "In this video, we show our autonomous quadrotor acting as a flying 3D scanner. At the end of the video, the quadrotor guides a ground robot to grasp an object."

Vulture 2 spaceplane flies into X-Plane, tops £18k on Kickstarter

Posted by Lester Haines on September 1, 2014 at 3:41am 5 Comments

It's a big round of applause today for Billy Bargaliotti, who's wrapped our Vulture 2 spaceplane X-Plane models just as we've topped £18,000 on our Kickstarter…

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Quarry wall 3D Photomesh

Posted by WallyJas on August 31, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Hi guys, Here is my latest experiment using my QR X350 Pro, SJ4000 and Autodesk ReCap to create a 3D photomesh of a nearby quarry wall. For more info on the mission visit my blog www.theaeroscout.com.au

MIT algorithim allows delivery drones to monitor their health in real time

Posted by Chris Anderson on August 31, 2014 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

From Gizmag:

The prospect of delivery drones brings with it a few notable issues. Beyond…

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Parrot Bebop drone with head-tracking Oculus Rift

Posted by Chris Anderson on August 31, 2014 at 7:57pm 3 Comments

From the Parrot blog:

oculus-bebop Few weeks ago, we were talking about this german developer who created a software to …

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PyQuadSim: A Multi-platform, open-source quadrotor simulator in Python

Posted by Simon D. Levy on August 31, 2014 at 3:30pm 4 Comments



PyQuadSim is a Python program that allows you to fly a simulated quadrotor miniature aerial vehicle (MAV) from a variety of controllers (joystick, R/C transmitter, PS3 controller).

You can modify the source code to add new sensors and other features, as well as…

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Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on August 31, 2014 at 1:00pm 14 Comments

Published on August 27, 2014 by Adam Griffith

Photography drones are facing a perilous atmosphere of distrust and legal chaos. In these circumstances, even small mistakes can have big consequences. A…

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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

A new player in the civilian-drone market, GLLD presents its miniature cargo hook.

A new player in the civilian-drone market, GLLD presents its miniature cargo hook.

The development of civilian drones is not confined to the field of imagery, with GLLD intending to create a whole range of products aimed at the air transport industry. GLLD, a new, autoentrepreneur-founded brand: develops and manufactures equipment for drone…

How flying robots can increase your yields?

How flying robots can increase your yields?

Tomasz Maik, CEO of Trigger Composites, manufacturer of Pteryx UAV Recent years brought a dynamic development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones. Everyday press races in descriptions of newly appearing, not only military, applications of these appliances. This year…

What to do with those millions of triangles defining the geometry of an Urban Environment?

What to do with those millions of triangles defining the geometry of an Urban Environment?

An all too often underestimated step in the workflow of a UAV mapping operation is the extraction of features of interest in vector format. Structure from Motion and Lidar give us unprecedented density in point clouds to better represent the…

What’s it like to explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with a drone?

What's it like to explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with a drone?

One of the most attractive features of drones and other remote technologies is being able to access dangerous, even inhabitable, locations. Some projects take drones into more dangerous places than others. For the past three years, The Weather Channel’s Philip…

UT Police investigating drone use over DKR

UT Police investigating drone use over DKR

By Angie Beavin AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Police are investigating the use of a drone over Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday night during the Longhorns’ home opener. KXAN’s cameras spotted the drone flying above the…

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