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Added by Damian McKay Earl ll on June 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Just letting folks know what we have been up to over the last year or so. Finally getting close to something we can release. Essentially an all open source hardware modular robotics platform. The short version is it's a BrainBox that can accept several different modules so it can be configured as a plane/copter/rover/whatever.
Figured it was about time the community had a modular frame system to match the different flavors of autopilot code. Still lots to do…Continue
Added by Coby on June 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Something like this was bound to happen with the mass market of drones to people not having safety in mind.
Liverpool John Moores University are holding their second conference on the use of drones in environmental research on July the 7th and 8th. There are some great pieces of research being presented and it should be a very interesting couple of days.
A Pixhawk-powered hexacopter had an encounter with an overzealous and somewhat paranoid neighbor. Ars Technica tells the story:
That day, Eric Joe…
Exciting news from the DroneCode Project, which today announced six new members, bringing the total to…Continue
UgCS 2.4 makes drones smarter and more agile than before. The most important new features are that it allows import of custom terrain elevation models, 3D building models which make the drone more…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on June 29, 2015 at 12:57am — No Comments
My students and I like to write MAV applications in Python, and we were disappointed in that Google does not provide an interactive map-visualization API in that language. So we wrote one ourselves, which we call GooMPy.
GooMPy provides a Python…Continue
We succeeded 2015/06/25 with a test flight (craft strapped with 4 ropes) with a 80 kg payload. It only used 8 of the 12 rotors! Next,we want to give you a glimpse on how it will look in future (part with canopy) Hope you enjoy. And for all the critics: you helped us to pursue our targets! And indeed a lot of challenges ahead, range extender, silent props, etc. Any…Continue
Just had to tell all of you about this $59.95 three axis gimbal deal on EBay:
This seemed like a great deal and looks to be identical to DYS Gimbal on Hobbyking which is $200.00.
I got one and quality appears excellent though I haven't tried to use it yet (I will probably get…Continue
This is an electric Quadcopter powered buy fuel cell technology innovated by The Canadian "Energyor".
It got an amazing power …Continue
Right now, for precise indoor positioning you typically need an expensive optical motion capture rig like a Vicon. This Kickstarter project promises…Continue
Another Lithium-Ion battery tech story...
An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle.…Continue
Hello from China! Well, I’m writing this from an office in Palo Alto, but the news comes from the team in the factory in Guangzhou.
The gimbal is making good progress, with our production crew…Continue
An unannounced addition to Google Street View suggests that drone imagery could fit in nicely. From the Google Earth Blog:
Google are constantly looking for new places to…
Congratulations to Flirtey, whose Pixhawk-powered copter has been approved by the FAA for the first US drone deliver trials. From …Continue
You may have noticed there’s a new section on the DIYD home page — just up the page from this very post, on the right side of your screen. It’s an entry form to subscribe to the new DIY Drones Monthly Newsletter.
The newsletter will celebrate the best and most popular threads and…Continue
I would like to share a simple story with you.
I´m a drone lover and I was missing a shirt that could sum my daily life with my drone, so I did a shirt with my wife that represents the life of a drone. I´m 100 % sure you will understand this. Don´t you?
How do you see yourself in…
Uses two Align Trex 800s, back to back, with Pixhawk controlling everything.
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The big news this week came out of Congress: The FAA testified that drone regulations “will be in place within a year.” This means that,…Continue