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Arcturus Jump - Piccolo autopilot using Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid-Quadrotor technology

Is any work being done by the development team to add this class of vehicle to the capabilities of the APM or Pixhawk series of…


Added by Dennis Okeefe on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

Point cloud densification and orthophoto generation

This is a continuation of previous blog posts about how 3D reconstructions work. In this image you see a…


Added by Gerard Toonstra on April 24, 2014 at 5:20am — 3 Comments

Keeping things toasty in the stratosphere

Anyone out there involved in High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) operations might be interested in the space-grade Polyimide Thermofoil flexible heater rig we're using to keep our Vulture 2 spaceplane's rocket motor toasty at altitude.

The propellant doesn't much like the cold, so we need to keep it above -5 degrees C if possible - the minimum guaranteed firing temperature.…


Added by Lester Haines on April 24, 2014 at 2:30am — 33 Comments

Brushless Gimbal - Opensource communication problem

If you are having problems with uploading firmware or communicating with the gimbal software (RCTimer - Gimbal controller board for example) then most likely the following info will help you.

See communication problem below in Arduino:

Follow this link for instructions:…


Added by Hein on April 24, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

The "Walking with a drone project" is seeking a drone constructor partner

The french team behind the "Walking with a drone project" is seeking a drone constructor partner.

This original walking performance should receive a large media coverage.

We will offer:

  • free advertisings to promote our partner brand throughout the world and especially in France (a market with a mature UAV legal…

Added by Benoit Pereira da Silva on April 24, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Latest musical drone composition from Kmel

Oh, the cool things you can do when you have a Vicon motion capture room!

Added by Chris Anderson on April 23, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

Supplies Needed:

MIC5219-3.3YM5 SOT23-5 Package 3.3V Fixed Voltage Regulator

0402 or 0603 size SMD 470Ω Resistor ( Marked [471] )

(1) 1206 size 100uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitor or (2) 1206 size 47uf 6.3V…


Added by Paul Krajewski on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Landing from Rally Points

Howdy devs,

I've been working on this for a few months now and I think it is finally ready for evaluation for a possible merge into master. My team has been wanting to simplify planning for autonomous landings so that mission planning for autonomous landing is less complex. Our motivation is that…


Added by Michael Day on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — 13 Comments

PAC5210 HEXABOT with sensor array


Added by FAKHRE ALAM on April 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Legislative committee approves proposed law to regulate drones in North Carolina!

"Proposed legislation regulating drone use in North Carolina would open the door for use of the unmanned aircraft by government agencies and for commercial flights once the Federal Aviation Administration allows them.

The draft legislation, approved unanimously Wednesday by the House Committee…


Added by Joshua Johnson on April 23, 2014 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

HummingBoard, The Vastly More Powerful Raspi

By Brian Benchoff

The Raspberry…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 23, 2014 at 3:32pm — 9 Comments

UBLOX NEO-M8N GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS receiver EVAL module ready for purchase

We have designed new board based on the Ublox NEO-M8N module.

The NEO-M8N Evaluation board makes evaluating the high performance of the u-blox 8 positioning engine simple. With a built-in USB interface for both power supply and high-speed…


Added by CSGShop on April 23, 2014 at 10:54am — 9 Comments

Drone Businesses: Three Social Media Platforms You Can't Afford To Ignore

My latest blog looks at the role and importance of social media for small UAS service providers.

For some the thought of using Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn for their small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) business seems, well, just wrong. What good are they? Aren’t they just platforms for people…


Added by Colin Snow on April 23, 2014 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

Multirotor used near Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver Harbour

Transport Canada and the RCMP are investigating videos posted on YouTube showing an “unmanned air vehicle” flying near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, the site of commercial float-plane operations.

Transport Canada spokesman Rod Nelson said…


Added by John Githens on April 23, 2014 at 5:00am — 50 Comments


Hi all! Just wanted to share a project I have been involved with since last September. I was the TA for a class of students at Purdue University and we collaborated with students from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech to create an almost entirely additive manufactured UAV for agricultural surveying. Boeing funded the program through their education wing and Stratasys was a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge help with printing our aircraft. 

Wingspan is 89" from winglet to…


Added by Eli Cohen on April 22, 2014 at 7:00pm — 43 Comments

3D Robotics
Paper-thin Arduino for a DIY blimp

From Makezine:

Want to build your own blimp? The folks at Ynvisible show you how to do just that with balloons, helium, balsa wood, paperclips, motors, and Printoo, …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Don't mess with Texas Equusearch

Gene and Trappys lawyer Brendan Schulman will be talking to Patrick on todays sUAS News podcast at 1330 PST.  Call in to ask any questions. It will be available to download from the link below after the show as well.…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 22, 2014 at 12:53pm — 23 Comments

DIY Drones at 52,000 Members!


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 22, 2014 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Self-learning copter uses neural networks

From Hackaday:

Though this project uses an RC helicopter, it’s merely a vessel to demonstrate a fascinating …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
FAA announces investigation into drone use over Denver 420 rally

From ABC News in Denver:

DENVER - The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that it…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 10:48am — 64 Comments

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