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3D Robotics
Introducing Tower Wear and Tower Pebble

Smartwatch owners rejoice! 3DR Tower now supports control from your Android Wear or Pebble device.

Click on the images below to download Tower Wear or Tower Pebble.…


Added by Phu Nguyen on April 1, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Sometimes the Whole is Better than the Sum of the Parts


So today I was invited to a UAV product launch, with a company I’ve discussed before Drone Deploy, and…


Added by Iain Butler on April 1, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Lending Club Testing Loan Drones for Faster Cash Disbursement

Stealing a march on Amazon, Lending Club is testing cash delivery via drone.

"The Loan Drone would provide two things that borrowers love: speed and cold hard cash. While getting a transfer into your bank account is nice, getting a wad of $100 bills delivered to your doorstep in less than 60 minutes is very…


Added by Mark Harrison on April 1, 2015 at 8:20am — 7 Comments

Percepto App Contest Vote

Thank you all for submitting so many great ideas in our drone app contest. There were so many submission it was really hard to pick just 10.

What we looked for when picking the App ideas:…


Added by Raviv Raz on April 1, 2015 at 6:52am — 2 Comments

TBS Blackbox now interfaced with MAVLINK based FC! (APM, Pixhawk, SmartAP, etc...)

Hi guys,

with the latest upgrade released by TBS for the PNP PRO OSD (V1.10) via Agent, is now possible to use the existent GPS of your FC MAVLINK based instead of need 2 GPS on board.

This option is already available for DJI NAZAs GPS, using the provided cable, here I will explain you how to make the same with your APM/PX4 and other FC.

We will use the same back plug which is placed under the SD slot on the Blackbox, already used for the DJI NAZA…


Added by WhiteKnight on April 1, 2015 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

April Fools and Drones

Will start with ours first: turn your drone into a Podracer today! 

Heres another: 

Beer Drone Delivery:…


Added by Exmaps on April 1, 2015 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Aerial thermal environmental monitoring with drone

With all the emphases today on energy conservation and the impact of human activities on the environment, we need efficient tools for monitoring such impacts becomes more important than ever. One of that tools is thermal imaging system. Especially then in cooperation with the drone or UAV.

There are a lot of applications of thermal imaging in the area of…


Added by Drone thermal camera on March 31, 2015 at 10:04am — 4 Comments

Erle-Brain v1.1: The most complete Linux autopilot

I’m delighted to introduce Erle-Brain v1.1 as the most complete Linux autopilot:


Added by Víctor Mayoral on March 31, 2015 at 8:56am — 7 Comments

Raspiolt : yet Another Rpi cape flight controller WIP, designed in China

 Hi, dear Diydrones members, today I’m happy to demo yet another raspberry based Ardupilot compatible flight controller expansinon board design.



  • Pixhawk compatible Power/GPS module interface
  • Integrated ublox m8n GNSS module
  • CSI camera ribbon compatible…

Added by Jerry Giant on March 31, 2015 at 8:32am — 11 Comments

Duplex mode digital radio algorithmic search system

Hi folks!

I would like to post some autonomous algorithmic bidirectional radio search system production design approximation stuff here.

Please, you are welcome…


Added by Eduard on March 31, 2015 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Worlds first Drone Sheepdog

SHEP the Drone - Worlds first Drone Sheepdog…


Added by Dave Giles on March 30, 2015 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
Syrian Airlift trials use of drones to deliver supplies to conflict zones

Congrats to our friends at the Syria Airlift Project, who conducted an experimental project this weekend in Sacramento to train refugees to use Pixhawk-powered fixed-wing drones to deliver supplies into conflict zones. From the video description:

On March 28-29, 2015, Uplift Aeronautics…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Xiaomi Yi: Mobius Killer?

This week we see the release of a new low-cost action cam. Some think it is the next progression of the trusty Mobius camera. I am in the process of performing a written account of the camera and it's features, abilities and performance; also showing how to update the app & firmware to allow…


Added by benbojangles on March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

11 Drones t-shirts

We had a fun time creating 11 new drones t-shirts and wanted to share them with you all. You can see the new designs here:

(here are two examples:…


Added by drnes on March 30, 2015 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Quadrotor automatically recovers from failure or aggressive launch, without GPS

Researchers from the Robotics and Perception Group from the University of Zurich, developed a new technology that allows a quadrotor to automatically recover and stabilize from any initial condition without relying…


Added by IKE on March 30, 2015 at 11:48am — 7 Comments

Precision Landing w/ Pixhawk Quads: Update and Preview

IR-LOCK has been testing the latest version of our sensor/beacon hardware for precision landing, and the results are great! With an IRIS+, we achieve reliable landings at around 5-30cm from the target beacon.

Our development focus is on the reliability and accuracy of the sensor/beacon hardware, and optimal integration with control systems. One feature of the new beacon design…


Added by Thomas Stone on March 30, 2015 at 11:13am — 23 Comments

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Amazon's secret drone test field in Canada, 2,000 ft from the US boarder

From The Guardian

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada, following …


Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2015 at 7:28am — 4 Comments

Be careful with LiPos

This fire in my home town is suspected to have been started by a LiPo. (Though that hasn't yet been confirmed by the fire investigation authorities.)

"A neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, says Les is a member of the Nelson Model Aero Club."

Thankfully the occupants are both…


Added by moglos on March 30, 2015 at 3:24am — 16 Comments

Pictures: Humanitarian UAV Mission to Vanuatu in Response to Cyclone Pam


Above: Aéroport de Port Vila - Bauerfield International Airport. As we land, thousands of uprooted trees could be seen in almost every direction. Below:Massive roots were not enough to save these trees from Cyclone Pam. The devastation reminds us how powerful nature is.




After getting clearance from the Australian Defense Force (ADF), we pack up our UAVs and head over to…


Added by Patrick Meier on March 29, 2015 at 7:33pm — 6 Comments

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Photos from the Ferrara Drone Show

Congrats to Marco Robustini and his team/colleagues for a fantastic first Ferrara Drone Show, in the lovely northern Italian town of Ferrara (between Bologna and Venice). Most of the drones on display were using Pixhawk or another APM…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

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