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Simple 3D-printed CoG mount for Iris+ to carry a mapping camera

A simple, light weight and cheap 3D-printed camera mount for the 3DR Iris+ to carry a mapping camera at its Centre of Gravity. 

More images here: URAF

3D file available here: …


Added by lianpinkoh on April 20, 2015 at 3:52pm — No Comments

DIY Drones at 66,000 members!

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 66,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.7 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 57,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 26 days to add…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 20, 2015 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Radical M carbon gimbal

Radical M carbon gimbal


I would like to announce my newest project which was made during last few months.

Weight for 2 axis 520g

Weight for 3 axis 620g

Alex or other controller

All wires and pcb inside the frame



Added by jacekheli on April 20, 2015 at 6:18am — 13 Comments

Space One FPV New Orbit One 250 Mini Drone Racer

The Orbit One 250

a new mini racer drone manufactured by California-based Space One FPV.

Space One FPV



Added by on April 20, 2015 at 5:40am — No Comments

World’s Most Beautiful Aerial Videos

We’ve searched far and wide for the very best aerial imagery from around the world.

Videos that feature amazing perspectives and scenery - and all filmed with the help of drones.

  Some of the most beautiful aerial videos in the world.…


Added by on April 20, 2015 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
A tribute to the hacker origins of MultiWii

Hackaday gives a well-deserved call-out to the creators of the MultiWii project:

With more than five years down the road in this successful hack, [Alexinparis] and his pioneering…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 19, 2015 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Navio+, Awsome flight controller from Emlid. Tested with 4G Cellular communications

Hi Everyone.

I would like to share my experience using navio+ as flight controller.

At first when discovered navio i was a little skeptic if this board could really be as good as it looks. I read all the…


Added by Bernt Christian Egeland on April 19, 2015 at 10:30am — 15 Comments

Make a IR camera from your FLIR TAU

FLIR TAU cores are often used in our "drone" community as a very simple thermal imagers. But what about to make from FLIR TAU full value thermal camera with USB3 or GigE (Gigabite Ethernet) output?

USB3 and GigE modules are designed and manufactured by Workswell for easy and…


Added by Drone thermal camera on April 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Autonomous Airborne Docking for Refueling or Recharging

This video shows some recent flight test results from my PhD research on autonomous UAV docking, that was conducted with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at The University of Sydney. To the best of our knowledge, these experiments are the first time two UAVs have docked in mid-air.

Some of my other videos provide more specifics on the…


Added by Dan Wilson on April 18, 2015 at 12:03am — 38 Comments

Another APM Powered Quad from Aerosky

I recently came across a very interesting Quad Copter from Aerosky call the X350. The don't mention the APM but in the manual it states that it is compatible with DroidPlanner and Mission Planner. The price is great if it flies as the advertise

For the RTF price of 399.00 I am considering getting one to test. It does not state anywhere that an APM/or compatible is in it. I thought that under the Open Source rules they had to mention the Group of Developers…


Added by UAS_Pilot on April 17, 2015 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Quadcopter platform for Cansat Droptest / Deployment

Cansats are a can size satellite used for educating students to teach how to design and implement systems. Cansats are launched in small rockets which drop the cansat in around 100m ~ 3km altitude. From deployment and operation of the satellite is done in the same procedure as of the real satellites. However, in a dense country or in city regions, launching rockets…


Added by 404Warehouse on April 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

NDVI Wheat Crop Surveys - Behind the Scenes Video & Panoramic

The video above attempts to provide a "Behind the Scenes" view of how we are capturing the NDVI composite images while working with a local farmer and a section of his wheat crop.

The on board video, captured images, along with…


Added by Mike Governale on April 16, 2015 at 2:31pm — 7 Comments

Scientists Using Drones To Map Ocean Trash

ocean plastic pollution

by Natalia Lima

A group of scientists is taking…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Launch of Airware

Looks like this is the week of big UAV announcements with the launch of the Airware platform for commercial drone use.…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on April 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

New era for cheap HD fpv ?

light, 5gHz wifi, 5 volts

if only the range is acceptable, or maybe a mod to fit some cloverleaf....…


Added by Paul Meier on April 16, 2015 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Controlling the speed of automated missions in real time with UgCS


Some interesting news from UgCS Team.

We have modified the firmware based on ArduCopter v3.2 firmware for it to allow us to control the…


Added by Artūrs on April 16, 2015 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

Unmanned : Textbook for UAS studies, a short review

Unmanned is the work of Sterling Cripps Chief Operations Officer at the CCUVS ( ) .

It's a study book for those who want to take either the CCUVS or the pliot training course (…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on April 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Watch Homeowner Shoot Down a Drone Flying over His Property

A $50 Syma X5C toy quadcopter meets a homeowner's shotgun.

From Inside Edition (You must visit the Inside…


Added by Dave Giles on April 15, 2015 at 11:11am — 10 Comments


Hello DIY Drone we have just launched our kickstarter campaign for the Endura Drone We kindly ask for your support in spreading the word by…


Added by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 10:30am — 23 Comments

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