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Agrolytic: Cloud processing service for UAV agriculture data

Our team at Agrolytic spent the 2014 growing season in the fields, working with growers, and flying UAVs with different sensors. Our single goal was to create a practical, online service that empowers growers to benefit from the latest in sensor and big data processing technologies, but…


Added by Kyle Forbes on January 24, 2015 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Thermal imaging system for drones

I would like to introduce a thermal imaging system for drones and UAV systems made by european company Workswell s.r.o.

Basic parameters

Workswell Thermal Vision Pro is high-end and unique wireless thermal imaging solution with two cameras and storage for unmanned aerial vehicles, quadrocopters or drones. This…


Added by Jan Sova on January 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Drones for Science, Exploration and Conservation

Photo via Lian Pin Koh …


Added by david lang on January 24, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

Design an Airplane in 1 Minute

Mach-Up is free and web-based. Design your own at ;

Added by Blucraft on January 24, 2015 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Cheap IR LIDAR Lite (90$)

This is the LIDAR Lite, a compact high performance optical distance measurement sensor from PulsedLight. The LIDAR Lite is ideal when used in drone, robot, or unmanned vehicle situations where you need a reliable and powerful proximity sensor but don’t possess a lot of space. All you need to communicate with this sensor is a standard I2C or PWM…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on January 23, 2015 at 1:35pm — 11 Comments

Trappy ended up paying


Raphael Pirker agreed on Thursday to pay the FAA $1,100 to settle the agency’s $10,000 fine for allegedly flying a drone recklessly to film the University of Virginia in 2011. Under the settlement terms, Mr. Pirker doesn’t admit to guilt and the FAA agreed to drop some of its accusations against…


Added by Gary Mortimer on January 22, 2015 at 10:39pm — 16 Comments

ESPN's Winter X Games allowed to film with UAV.

Thought everyone might want see/read this.

ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games, using the cutting-edge technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events this week in Aspen, Colorado.

Full story: Winter X Games…


Added by Todd Harper on January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Blank Coverage from TC in Airport Zone

Link to article

Really nice to see UAV being use in a good way.  But what I am wondering Transport Canada wants

to promote safe use…


Added by Paul on January 22, 2015 at 4:22pm — 3 Comments

Flying, Walking Vampire Bat Robot Is Back

A few years ago, Ludovic Daler showed us a flying robot that he was working on that had the ability to “walk” by rotating its wings while on the ground. We love seeing designs like this that are completely, utterly out of the box, and Ludovic promised even…


Added by Greg Dronsky on January 22, 2015 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Drones: the tech-savvy trafficker's new drug mule

It was bound to happen.

A quadcopter has recently crashed into a Mexican supermarket parking lot located somewhere near the country's California border, and one of the possible reasons is that its payload was just…


Added by ct on January 22, 2015 at 9:11am — 8 Comments

Introducing Mach-Up: A conceptual design tool for drones

Mach-Up is a free, web-based conceptual design tool. Because it's web-based, you can access it anytime from anywhere.

Check it out here:

Key Features:

  • Quickly design airframes
  • Create beautiful images
  • Share your designs with others
  • Interface with other CAD…

Added by Blucraft on January 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Crazed Maniac Flies Drone Through Congressional Hearing!

Actually it's 3DR's rather sane Colin Guinn, who did an excellent job presenting his material and seemed to impress Chairman Lamar Smith.

Colin Guinn, an executive with 3D Robotics, released the unmanned aerial vehicle during a hearing on the subject of drone development, much to the amazement of the committee’s chairman, Representative Lamar Smith…


Added by Mark Harrison on January 22, 2015 at 12:17am — 7 Comments

Teleoperating an Hexacopter

Hi everybody, i would like to show you my advance with the teleoperation topic, the main objective is use the Novint Falcon to operate the copter, avoid collisions and feel the velocities and distance to an obstacle by the force feedback. The firmware is for the pixhawk, based on some of the ArduCopter 3.2 libraries.

Also the copter is able to fly in external…


Added by Sergio Reyes Sánchez on January 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Microsoft's HoloLens will bring the optimal experience for FPV flying?

Its very early to judge, whether Microsoft Hololens is going to be a good product, but from what i see it could be the ultimate FPV solution. Just imagine Telemetry, video screen and a natural view of the drone all on a holographic, augmented reality glasses. The setup should…


Added by Greg Dronsky on January 21, 2015 at 3:28pm — 9 Comments

House Science, Space & Technology Hearing on UAS Integration

There is a house hearing UAS integration occuring today at 2:30pm EST. It will be available live at this link:

Typically, CSPAN has the video available for…


Added by Dan Murray on January 21, 2015 at 12:48pm — 7 Comments

no practical reasons why

from last year's builds . gone overboard where design is over function. no practical reasons why but just for the fun of it.

whether or not will find useful UAV function for these design if ever. just got bored of the common designs as soon they hit saturation point.

Pylon Seagle…


Added by CliffN on January 21, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

DJI confirmed an issue with the Inspire's firmware...

You might have seen this video before. Recently there's been some rumours about IMU issues of the new DJI drone Inspire.

The company just confirmed the issue, and they are fixing it in a hurry. It might never happened, if it was an open source software ;), just saying.…


Added by Greg Dronsky on January 21, 2015 at 5:42am — 17 Comments

ubled integration in Erle-Brain

Hi this is Iñigo, one the of the engineers behind Erle-Robotics. I would like to share with you that we have integrated ubleds in our Erle-Brain.

Thanks to this, users can easily identify autopilot's…


Added by Iñigo Muguruza on January 21, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

God is my Co-Pilot……or is it Drone Deploy?

Recently I was approached about one of my previous blog posts on Vineyard Surveys by a Drone Startup based in San Francisco, Drone Deploy. In my previous blogs I’ve stated the importance of a whole system approach to UAV work with a smooth end-to-end flow. It’s not about the drone, or how sexy it is. It’s using the…


Added by Iain Butler on January 20, 2015 at 11:46pm — 3 Comments

46Min Loiter On 3d printed Quacopter

So you may have seen my past blog post I finally got my 16000mah battery just did a 46min loiter I did the logs but the apm2.6 wont store that much log but I timed the flight with a stopwatch I will take video tomorrow and post it asap I was hoping to get close to 40min but it has surpassed my…


Added by Todd Urban on January 20, 2015 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

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