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New drone magazine from Discover

Looks pretty generic but the fact that they're launching a mag is probably a sign of the times...From Discover:

Whether you’re curious about the ethics of unmanned aerial vehicles in law enforcement or itching to break into the quadcopter hobby, Drone 360 is packed with ideas and information to help you get started!

You'll…
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Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2015 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments


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How Canada handles "beyond visual line of sight" drone operation

From Diana Marina Cooper on Robohub:

The FAA’s Notice of Proposed…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2015 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

iDroneCtrl 1.2.0: iPhone/iPad drone control app update

We are pleased to announce the release of iDroneCtrl 1.2.0 for iPhone and iPad. The iDroneCtrl iOS app works with our iDroneLink™  lighting accessory for iPhone and iPad and allows long range control of your…

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Added by Andy Brown on March 2, 2015 at 2:32pm — 3 Comments

Skywriting! Just need to add more colors and use the GPIOs to toggle them based on position

Think of the things you could write or draw! It's a software project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/946052725/telaero-drone-flight-planner-for-precision-imagery

The next step will be to add multiple LEDs of different colors that can be toggled by the GPIO pins on your autopilot so you can draw amazing 3D…

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Added by Rhett "Wreck" Phillips on March 2, 2015 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Digital flight control research from the '80s

I tripped over this on my suggested links and thought it might be of interest to the DIYD crowd.  Fascinating to see an original Macintosh being used as a ground station!

Added by Andrew Rabbitt on March 2, 2015 at 4:25am — 7 Comments

"The Davos of Drones" - DroneApps & Expo 2015 - Switzerland

I am Chairing a panel on "Humanitarian UAVs" at the DroneApps & Expo 2015 in Lausanne,…
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Added by Patrick Meier on March 1, 2015 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Precision Land ArduCopter

Did some test flights this weekend for my precision landing program(A detailed explanation of this project can be found here.). They were short due to the cold conditions and battery life but beneficial. I was able to attempt the landing four times. All…

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Added by Daniel Nugent on March 1, 2015 at 9:09pm — 10 Comments

Lynxmotion Quadrino Flight Controller (ex Flyingeinstein)

  • ATmega2560, Arduino Compatible Microcontroller 
  • Very small size: 53x53mm (in case) 
  • Integrated Sensors (Gyroscope / Accelerometer / Magnetometer / Barometer) 
  • Built-in GPS Module with External Antenna 
  • Easy Connection for Motor Controller and Radio System 
  • Semi-transparent case to view LED status 
  • MultiWii software compatible 
  • Expansion ports for experimentation (I2C, UART, GPIO)…

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Added by Bertrand Duchiron on March 1, 2015 at 1:44pm — 7 Comments

Thumbs up! Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines opens its doors to Philippine UAV operators.

Was glad to be part of this meeting. And here's the write-up about the recent event from one of the attendees.

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(Pasay City, Philippines) - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently opened its doors to a “UAV Industry Stakeholder” Conference with various…

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Added by Teejay on March 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Newspaper: "We must ban drones outright before it's too late"

I don't normally pass along anti-drone op-eds, but…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2015 at 8:54am — 33 Comments

"hello drone" in the app store

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A few weeks ago we announced a partnership with Canonical to support the next generation of drones that will be connected to the internet, update automatically and will have access to an app store for drones. Following up with our passion for bringing Linux-based drones to the market we are happy to share that the first apps are starting to show up in the store and are freely…

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Added by Víctor Mayoral on March 1, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

MultiSpek Sensor Overview

MultiSpekSensorOverview from MultiSpek on Vimeo.

The MultiSpek team is proud to announce our first product video release.  This video is an overview of the…
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Added by MultiSpek on February 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

BrushedSparky - TauLabs integrated frame FPV brushed microquadcopter

 

OsoGrande got me into brushed microquadcopters recently. Sparky2 has some buffered outputs so at first I was just slapping it on frames and jury rigging things together. Very quickly, I wanted something more elegant.…

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Added by James Cotton on February 28, 2015 at 5:27pm — 5 Comments


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A Rather Enchanting Combination of Puppetry and Quadcoptery

I don't know any more than what 777BlueAngel notes on his Youtube page:

Showtime Nandlstadt 2015 - Harry Potter
Not only the kids loved Dietmar Metz's radio controlled Harry Potter.

Added by Mark Harrison on February 28, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments

A Microsoft Vision of the Future...

Microsoft’s vision of the future: Everything is a screen, and thin is in

Redmond shows us a…

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Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on February 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Drones flying at Oshkosh! Part of EAA AirVenture's Aviation Gateway Park

Wanted to pass this along as an FYI.…

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Added by Dick Knapinski on February 27, 2015 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

Pacificbots - Update

Finally was able to get one of the bots out onto the water. For this test, I chose an area of San Francisco Bay that is subject to strong currents during the tide changes. As the tide was going out, the current was about 3 knots. The bot did fine. There were plenty of settings to tweak and a few adjustments of the Pixhawk PID had things working smoothly.

Some takeaways from the test.

Turn radius: Once I threw the switch into autonomous mode, I notice some…

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Added by PacificBots on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments


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New BBC Series "Airheads" Teams Wanted!!

Added by Dean Wynton on February 27, 2015 at 7:19am — 7 Comments


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Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

Forbes

By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac

Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 3:34pm — 20 Comments

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