My team had been working on improvements on UX and interface of GCSs. You can read about our research on Beatriz Palmeiro's blog.
We would like to share with you some of the work we've…Continue
VR Rover :
APM Rover on VR Brain 5.2 + Companion Computer + ROS and Slam mapping the navigation in outdoor done without GPS but the feedback is aligned with Geo Map because we use the GPS offset and Mag offset as starting point ...
Today was our first test without gps and it work fine ... The rover need some hardware patch and fine…
Interesting OpenSource project that use only a simple RaspberryPI 0 as DVB-S transmitter + RTL-SDR dongle as receiver.
This is less expensive DVB-S trasmitter ever developed.
All the project is by Evariste he is a great developer and member of HAM Radio community ... now we are working togheter to a…
Last year I was searching how to fly at safe low altitude to take the higher resolution photos that possible, to identify weeds and insects in crops and trying to know if a laser altimeter can do the task, first I bought a Lidar lite but looks unstable over rought terrain perhaps bad installed or configured and no more support to ask, but, in the…Continue
Here at Airborne Projects we have been hard at work with new ways to bring MAVLink telemetry to the ground without extra parts. Specifically we are working on an Antenna Tracker that needs information about the whereabouts of the Drone, but this is for another post.…Continue
At PropellerAero we think it is too hard and expensive for commercial drone operators to capture survey grade data - we needed a solution which was separate from drone or camera, and didn't require expensive GNSS rovers out on site.
Today we are launching our new AeroPoints - easy to identify ground control targets with built-in PPK to capture very accurate (~2cm in X,Y, 3cm in Z) positions to georeference your aerial surveys.…
Support for the Parrot Bebop has been added by the ETH team so it can be used more in research and testing. More details here.
You may have seen reports about SolidEnergy's batteries that use a new type of Li-metal anode which enables a doubling of the energy density of lithium batteries. I looked into it some more and found their first market is going to be drone batteries, this November. The article says "some drones" will be able to use this battery…Continue
MAVLink Compatible Protocol
Can be used with Mission Planner, Qgroundcontrol, UgCS (v2.10)
Free 50 waypoint navigation…
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a 80,000!
There has been a huge amount of change in the drone market since this started as a hobby scratchpad for me back in 2007. We helped…Continue
Hey, DIYDrones community,
We've had the request to implement a feature that allows moving the entire UgCS route.
This feature is coming, however, in the meanwhile, we have developed a script that allows you to move the entire route with ease.
The script is…
Wingsland just unveiled its new mini smart drone S6. This video is the official film of Wingsland S6. Only 26.8mm thick, it is the thinnest drone right now. Portable and light, it can be carried anywhere. Air battle, FLYING Emoji and search light! Check more features at …Continue
Nine years and 80,000 members ago, we started with this:
That first Lego Mindstorms autopilot was feeble, sure, but it was also…
As always, this post is mirrored over on my website with the rest of my musings on drones at http://www.ddmckinnon.com/category/drones/
I am as excited as anyone in the commercial drone field for the passage of…Continue
This is a most focused development for beginner APM developers to understand how…Continue
WINGSLAND, a Chinese drone company, has just taken the wraps off the S6 in a successful launch event on August 18, Beijing, China.
First time to look at S6, the most notable things are the 4 foldable motor arms and an ultra-thin body design. Its size is roughly the same as an iPhone 6 Plus. Featuring a 13MP low distortion camera, S6 becomes world’s thinnest 4K drone an it weights only 230g include battery and is only 28.6mm thick.