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Feedback on new manuals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gustav Kuhn Apr 14, 2013. 130 Replies

Submit your ArduCopter configuration files here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Finnius Mar 29, 2014. 41 Replies

ArduCopter 2.3 released

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About Me:
I'm CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. I'm the former Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, author of The Long Tail (Hyperion, 2006), FREE (Hyperion, 2009) and Makers (Crown, 2012) and founder of GeekDad.com

You can find more about me at my About.me page here: http://about.me/andersonchris
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Fixed wing and quads. Mostly for fun and development. With kids as often as they allow!
Hometown:
Berkeley, California

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Lucas De Marchi commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"@benbojangles: sharing a single i2c line for imu, baro and mag is not really a good setup."
48 minutes ago
Burke Mitchell commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Affordable new RTK GPS, designed for Pixhawk/APM
"Looking for Solo examples myself. I get my Reach on 6/2/2016"
2 hours ago

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Chris Anderson posted a blog post

Naval research group launches 30 Pixhawk-powered drones

Another great swarming demo from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Not a new record of planes in the sky (which is 50), but an impressive launch rate of nine drones in nine seconds. All Pixhawk-powered Skywalker X8s.See More
3 hours ago
SANGYUN HWANG commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Pix4DCapture now supports 3DR Solo
"Today, I tried Pix4D Capture app with 3DR Solo. There was one problem after auto flight.  Some of Pictures didn't sync from GoPro Black4 of 3DR Solo to Pix4D Capture App. Tomorrow I will try after checking memory, camera, 3DR Solo, etc. "
11 hours ago
benbojangles commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"Thank you, I had a plan a couple of months ago to begin the project and build as I progress; there are some decent people starting to come along and take part, offering feedback, code, personal experiences, I even think someone might be looking at…"
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Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"Cool  Btw Kudos for your companion computer stuff "
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benbojangles commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"lol, I hear there is another production run ready for tomorrow"
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Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"Ben, I am waiting in line at Adafruit since day one.. If you can get me one, I'm taking it :-) Nonetheless, this is not a very powerful unit, the processor is running around 40% just to get the ArduCopter running, so adding just a simple…"
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benbojangles commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"Nice, how about an update to that mini-zee article but now including pi camera & UDP? :)"
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Patrick Poirier commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
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Leon Müller commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Pix4DCapture now supports 3DR Solo
"If only they could make this work with PX4..."
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benbojangles commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"Nice, I love DIY - learning & experiments :)"
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Maxime C commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"The Zoe PiCopter does it already"
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Maxime C commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"I am eager to do so, will try as soon as I receive motors to run PWM directly from the Pi. Heard it was quite poor compared to specific hardware though."
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benbojangles commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"why not just use a $8 10dof IMU board and connect it to pi?"
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Maxime C commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday
"THey already got a Snappy Ubuntu Core image, looking forward to trying this..."
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Chris Anderson posted a blog post

PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday

I've been using my RasperryPi's more and more with Dronecode software, including with the fantastic Navio2 autopilot shield and the slightly more basic Erle 2. I've also got Erle's new PXFmini shields for the Raspberry Pi Zero, but unfortunately no Zeros :-( Since the release of the new…See More
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Cala commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
"Yes, that the correct position, mine is working now like that. Another thing that don't sound right is a red wire in SCL and a black one in vcc."
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Tony Wall commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
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Tony Wall commented on Chris Anderson's group ArduCopter User Group
"The connection cable provided with the GPS is straight, no cross-over of TX/RX (just the whole connector is up/down), but as the motherboard of the GPS (I opened it) is not labelled we don't know that the RX goes to RX as Cala suggests. The…"
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Naval research group launches 30 Pixhawk-powered drones

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 5:15pm 0 Comments

Another great swarming demo from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Not a new record of planes in the sky (which is 50), but an impressive launch rate of nine drones in nine seconds. All Pixhawk-powered Skywalker…

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PXFmini (Dronecode on RaspberryPi Zero) on Hackaday

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 10:59pm 12 Comments

I've been using my RasperryPi's more and more with Dronecode software, including with the fantastic Navio2 autopilot shield and the slightly more basic Erle 2. I've also got Erle's new…

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Pix4DCapture now supports 3DR Solo

Posted on May 26, 2016 at 3:53pm 7 Comments

Great news for Solo owners: the impressive Pix4DCapture app for iOS and Android is now available for the 3DR Solo. …

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DIY Drones at 78,000 members

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 12:00am 2 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 78,000!

Despite the site being on-and-off down for nearly a week this month as you can see on the right side of the traffic graph above…

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Risk based autonomous planning in PX4 Sim

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 12:00am 2 Comments

This is an example of risk based planning for a flight across a city in the PX4 SITL. The drone avoids flying too close to buildings or through confined spaces where it might loose GPS reception. PX4's Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson is working on bringing this to outdoor flights this summer.

Comment Wall (116 comments)

At 5:58pm on July 11, 2007, Jeffrey Johnson said…
Great talking to you today. We are on it with using your designs here, and look forward to dovetailing our efforts. Power to the PictEarth People!
At 10:13pm on January 2, 2008, Dhrumil said…
Thanks for setting this up.
At 12:12am on February 8, 2008, Mark L said…
Hey Chris,

I just read your post on UAVs and I'm wondering if there's anywhere that one could purchase a pre-made UAV...couldn't find one on ebay.
I run a network of websites, www.ballerhouse.com, and am considering featuring a UAV article. Can you point me in the direction of where someone could purchase one? If so, what other info should my readers know?
Thanks!
Mark L
markl@ballerhouse.com
At 12:17am on February 8, 2008,
3D Robotics
Chris Anderson
said…
The cheapest commercial one is around $7,000 (cropcam.com). The cheapest *good* one is around $10,000 (http://www.procerusuav.com/). That's why we started this site, to bring the price down below $1,000.

We're *DIY* Drones--buying one premade isn't the point ;-)
At 6:41pm on February 28, 2008,
T3
William Premerlani
said…
Chris,
If you want to do a Q&A with me, that would be fine.

The reason for the board is that my son and I thought it would be fun to build our own board, develop theory, and write firmware. We were inspired by Maynard Hill, who came to town and gave a talk.
We got our feet wet with a rapid-prototyping board mounted on an RC truck, and then build our own board for a sailplane. We bought our parts from SparkFun. Nathan Seidle, the ownder of Sparkfun, asked me what we were doing, I told him, he offered to build a surface mount board for me.
My son and I spent a few delightful summers getting the firmware working. At the time, our goal was to play, to just do some interesting things with it, without any goal in mind. When we were done, we had something that worked to our satisfaction, Nathan asked if he could sell it, we gave him permission.
We recognized that what we had was not a full-fletched autopilot, but that it might be interesting to anyone wanting to tinker with the controller. They could build on our firmware, if they wanted, or start from stratch, if they were ambitious.
By the way, the main reason we used assembly language was that my son had never written any, and he wanted to learn. He had used lots of other languages, but not assembly.
As far as what people are doing with my board, you probably have more information than I have!! The only person I've talked to so far is a member of diydrones. All I know is that the board is selling well at SparkFun, with no complaints.
By the way, the reason the board has been backordered for so long is that the vendor of the GPS replaced their ET301 with an ET312 at the same time that SparkFun was automating their board production, resulting in some defective boards. Even after we worked out the hardware problems, there was a subtle change in the ET312 that caused some problems. Every board that SparkFun builds is tested with the full firmware running, and the boards were not passing. We finally figured out what was wrong, production is resumed, I guess they are catching up on backorders.
All of the work my son and I was deliberately done in a vacuum...we didn't do any research on what other people were doing. We made some mistakes (that was the point) and had some fun.
My background is an electrical engineer with strengths in control theory, mathematics, and theory of flight.
I work at GE's research labs, I've been there for 33 years.
You might want to do a Google on "William Premerlani" to see what I have been up to. Much of it has to do with software development...you gave me a good chuckle when you said in your review that you wondered why we hadn't used C...the answer is, it would have been too easy!!!
Bill
At 10:52pm on March 22, 2008, Elisa said…
any time if u like to have a wet dip & country village food, come over try our our boats,(planty of spcae for plane flys
elisa
At 6:02pm on March 26, 2008, T-Rex said…
I heard you on Talk of the Nation today...great job! I did not get to hear the whole show, but definately heard the part about your "robotics" site and 3-axis accelerometers. You, my friend, rock!

By the way, thanks for the advice about starting out in R/C with a foamie...else I would not have made it past my first flight attempts.
At 6:27pm on March 26, 2008,
3D Robotics
Chris Anderson
said…
Thanks! I wanted to say "3-axis MEMS accelerometer" but I held back for the sake of the NPR audience ;-)
At 10:44pm on April 4, 2008, Simon Pan said…
Hey Chris,

I won honorable mention, best in category, best in engineering, 550$, and an internship offer, at the state science & engineering fair. (The winners were a guy who did computer simulations of bird flu epidemics to determine the best method to distribute a limited supply of antivirals, a girl who developed an advanced, complex robotic vision algorithm which could detect blobs in foggy areas and high altitude ranges, and a guy who figured out a method to stem the growth of certain forms of cancer, so it was a humbling experience).

I just wanted to thank you for making this website and for your great documention and projects, because without them I'd probably still be trying to figure out how to connect the GPS receiver to the Stamp.

Thanks!

- Simon
At 8:26am on May 10, 2008, Huckleberry said…
Thanks Chris,

Been following along for some time (geekdad) and just bought a Blubberbot for something to do over the summer holidays... thinking about the project possibilities for my kids in electronics 11/12 ... hmmm blimp racing? Anyway, great to be here.

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