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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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Philip commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Turning optocouplers into servo amplifiers
"Is there an updated link to the store on this one?  this thing would be good for using some of the large 5V servos that do not work with Futaba or Pixhawk. "
1 hour ago
MXS commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drone highlights from Mary Meeker's famed 2015 "State of the Internet" presentation
"Very encouraging. Once commercial drones take off, it'll follow the same trend as consumer, but with a much larger dollar amount, I guess.   On another note, seems China is back to year 1820, like US of 1940, to become a dominating world…"
6 hours ago
Kev W. commented on Chris Anderson's blog post AIrDroids (PocketCopter) ceasing operations
"* not as they expected"
10 hours ago
Kev W. commented on Chris Anderson's blog post AIrDroids (PocketCopter) ceasing operations
"When backing a Kickstart scheme, any potential backer needs to ask themselves... can I afford to lose the $/£ I may pledge? If the answer is no, or the prime motive is to 'buy' a product... then frankly they should not even consider…"
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Chris Anderson commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post T3 Back to the Future
"Yay! I'm totally doing that this weekend with Solo. "
17 hours ago

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Drone highlights from Mary Meeker's famed 2015 "State of the Internet" presentation

Every year famed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist Mary Meeker gives a "State of the Internet" presentation, which highlights stats and analysis on what she considers the most important technology trends of the year. This year,…See More
17 hours ago

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Chris Anderson replied to wikeex pudding's discussion always RTL in the group ArduRover User Group
"Make sure you Restart the mission each time you run it."
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EDUARDO LOPEZ commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Agribotix makes the New York Times
"Just Congratulation to AGRIBOTIX . "
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Víctor Mayoral commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New ROS release paving the road to full drone support
"Glad hearing 3DR is moving to ROS :)! Indeed exciting times! Thomas you can already take first steps with ROS and the PXF. We are slowly releasing ROS packages such as this one that should help build higher level behaviors. Cheers,"
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Joshua Johnson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Buzzfeed lab will focus on drones, journalism (with 3DR)
"Great News!!! Interview me first! :D"
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Paul Rawlings commented on Chris Anderson's blog post List of all 3D Robotics retailers and distributors
"I had hoped to buy the new "Solo"but If the price of the "Iris" from resellers in Australia is 50% more than the USA after the exchange rate then the "Solo" would be completely out of my price range. Paul"
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Chris Anderson posted a blog post

New Buzzfeed lab will focus on drones, journalism (with 3DR)

From Buzzfeed, an announcement of an exciting new lab that will focus on technology (including drones) and journalism. I'm one of the advisors. Late this summer, BuzzFeed is launching a new lab in its San Francisco office,…See More
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Chris Anderson replied to tb200's discussion Does the Pixhawk's SD card port need to be accessible?
"No. You can pull any logs you need out over USB or the telemetry radio. I never take out the SD card. "
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Chris Anderson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New ROS release paving the road to full drone support
"Interesting that the Lily drone that went viral a couple weeks ago was developed on the PX4 platform with ROS."
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David Boulanger commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Lake and sea bottom scanning with ArduBoat
"I've thought about Reefmaster but it is not cheap and I think it only works with Lowrance and Hummingbird equipment.  72 km is an impressive range if it is true. Regards, David R. Boulanger"
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Jason McCarthy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Percepto, an add-on computer vision module for drones, now on Indigogo
"Just the lack of updates is disappointing compared to other crowd funded campaigns."
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Marc Dornan commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Percepto, an add-on computer vision module for drones, now on Indigogo
"Jason - they are not due to ship until October so it is too soon to panic."
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Jason McCarthy commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Percepto, an add-on computer vision module for drones, now on Indigogo
"Anyone heard any updates on ths project? Have had no updates and emails have not been replied too. Worried my contribution has gone down the drain."
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Ted G commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New ROS release paving the road to full drone support
"ROS Jade ended up breaking my Ubuntu 14.04 system, bricked bash AND despite all the documentation reads all over the site, was not able to find out WHY. Great idea but better documentation and an actual support system (like oh I don't know ....…"
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bigkahuna commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Lake and sea bottom scanning with ArduBoat
"@Thomas - Dr Depth is no longer available.  The rights and technology were sold to Humminbird.  Reef Master is the way to go IMO. "
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Drone highlights from Mary Meeker's famed 2015 "State of the Internet" presentation

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:17pm 1 Comment

Every year famed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist Mary Meeker gives a "State of the Internet" presentation, which highlights stats and analysis on what she considers the most important technology trends of the year. This year,…

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New Buzzfeed lab will focus on drones, journalism (with 3DR)

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

From Buzzfeed, an announcement of an exciting new lab that will focus on technology (including drones) and journalism. I'm one of the advisors. 

Late this summer,…

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Lake and sea bottom scanning with ArduBoat

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm 6 Comments

From Hackaday. Reminds me of work Harold Molle was doing five years ago here!

[Geir] has created a pretty neat device, it’s actually his second version of an autonomous boat…

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New ROS release paving the road to full drone support

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

As you can see from the logo from today's release of the Robot Operating System "Jade Turtle" version, drones are a big part of ROS's future.  Although ROS started with robot arms and research robots,…

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Comment Wall (110 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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