Added by Sue Rosenstock on December 9, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
In many ways the GoPro is an ideal camera for drones: small, light, rugged, decent resolution, and not too expensive. The show stopper is the fisheye…
From the AP:
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to…
Our friends at Adafruit hint at a future when their Christmas shipping deadlines might be even later than FedEx allows ;-)
Added by Chris Anderson on December 9, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
We're currently searching for talented electrical engineers to join the 3DR team in San Diego. If you have 3+ years of experience focused on board, module and system-level products, we want to hear from you.
Check out our…Continue
Added by Sue Rosenstock on December 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Very interesting documentary by BBC. I am currently attending a course about machine learning. When I saw Asimo simultaneously listening to 3 people at one time, i thought it has to have at least 2 microphones. Well, it has 8. Drone/Robot era is coming. I think this ovie is a great insight for our community!
I would like to introduce GPS-GLONASS module with optional magnetometer. Major benefits of using those mixed GNSS modules is fast and accurate position fix, because it use both constellation of satellites to predict position.
It supports 3 types of I2C magnetometers from different manufacturers: most popular HMC5883, MAG3110 and MMC3140. Magnetometer on module allow to mount it in magnetic…Continue
The MaxiSwift flying wing has donne successfully a low altitude flight autonomous mission (< 30m AGL) under flight plan piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1. A color camera onboard with an OSD display in real time the video of the flight and the data on the ground station screen. (Wind 7 km/h, gusting 15 km/h)
- Avionic setup:
- ArduFlyer v2.5.2…
This multirotor has the ability to go full 3D flight at an amazing speed. It is going to revolutionize the multirotor world.
Gary Mortimer had a great posting on another thread and I felt it needed more attention!
If you have an opinion on the future commercial use of small unmanned aircraft in the USA you can make your point on the 12th of December.
It should be noted that the committee has not made this process widely known to the small unmanned aircraft community.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate
In an effort to further professionalize the operation of drones, I was looking around for templates where I can log flight hours and model maintenance. I want to be able to turn over some documents that show flight hours, experience and that I'm serious about how maintenance and flights are executed. To interpret…Continue
While hanging out in the Drone Users Group booth and 3DRobotics booth, as well as the flying cage, I whipped out the camera and grabbed a few snaps..
There is a petition to ask the FAA to allow all UAS flights including non-hobby for airframes under 10 lbs, under 400' and not within 2 miles of an airport. It needs a lot more signatures. Please pass the word.
If everyone on DIY Drones signs this petition we are half way…Continue
From an interview with the Guardian newspaper (UK). [UPDATE: This is actually a repost from April. Sorry about that!]
The use of cheap, miniature "everyman" …
Added by Chris Anderson on December 7, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments
This is my last test to use…
After a rather damaging Raptor 140 crash (see http://ardupilot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=4879), I built the the 140b, which is essentially the 140, with some improvements:
-Carries 10Ah instead of 8.8Ah, and will eventually carry 15Ah. Should allow for 75km flights at 80kph!…Continue
Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 7, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments
Pretty impressive flight by Aerialtronics Altura multirotor in some heavy winds. Intuitively, the design does not look…Continue