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Ardupilot on a Raspberry Pi Zero with Escape board

We've recently been pushing the low cost Raspberry Pi Zero to see what it can handle.

With a custom Raspbian linux build with real-time patches, Martin Evans ( @lostcaggy on Twitter ) has managed to get a slightly modified version of Ardupilot up and running on a Pi Zero…


Added by Barry Getty on July 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
"Formula Pi" self-driving car competition on Kickstarter

I've backed it. Similar concept to what we're doing at go-kart scale, but without the GPS and other big-car stuff. On Kickstarter now

Formula Pi is an exciting new race series…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 26, 2016 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

Enterprise Drone Solutions announces Théa: the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an ​FAA Airworthiness Certificate

Théa is the world’s first UAS to meet the high standards for an FAA Airworthiness Certificate, expanding its operational capabilities beyond those of any other commercial unmanned aircraft to allow legal flight over crowds, at night, and beyond. By providing unmatched aircraft-grade reliability (99.999 999 9%), Théa meets the stringent requirements necessary to go where consumer-grade systems can’t.…


Added by Enterprise Drone Solutions on July 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 24 Comments

Detection of Water Stress in Cereals Using the UAV Thermography (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

Availability of water for crops and their resistance to shortages during growth affect the overall yield, quality and profitability of field production in changing climate (Fig. 1). Plants affected by drought stress close their stomata, the process of transpiration that cools vegetation gets down and the surface…


Added by Drone thermal camera on July 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

iMavlink - iOS based arducopter ground control app - Looking for beta testers!

As some of you may know, I have been working on a GCS for iOS devices called iMavlink.

It is currently in its final stages before release, but I would really like to have some beta testers to squish the final bugs.

If you are interested, I am currently selling the BLE Device that accompanies the app for $60 on my store.

This device is required for the app to work, you can create your own,…


Added by Tom on July 26, 2016 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Silkopter FC Done


(You can check the progress (and a copy of this post) on my blog.)

Finally, after some DHL delivery trouble the boards arrived.

After watching a few tutorials I immediately tried soldering the most difficult part –…


Added by JeanLeFlambeur on July 26, 2016 at 3:29pm — 3 Comments

Game Boy + Paparazzi UAS = Back to the Future

Demonstration of a UAV (Parrot ARDrone2) running Paparazzi UAS remotely piloted from a Nintendo Game Boy Classic. A fun little summer hack for your Paparazzi powered aircraft. Enjoy!…


Added by earthpatrol on July 26, 2016 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Real-world flight with five Pixhawk-equipped drones using UgCS DDC

Last week we revealed the newest addition to UgCS family of ground control software - UgCS Drone Dance Controller. UgCS DDC allows the simultaneous and synchronized control of up to dozens of drones. It can be used to create spectacular shows using drones. Together with that we published a…


Added by Kristaps Brass on July 26, 2016 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1 Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1:  Mechanical Air Data Boom tested in 4x4 tunnel

Air data can be acquired by mean of mechanical probes protruding from the airframe. In many cases was also possible to find a placement for the probe that is out of the body modified airfield. Very common is the nose mounted air data boom. In Figure 1 you find one mechanical …


Added by Jose.L.Jr on July 25, 2016 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide Released

Welcome to the Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide. Here you will find instructions for how to use the Precis-BX305 RTK board in some simple steps with illustration. Of course, more details of its application could be found in Precis-BX305 User Guide.

We are also…


Added by TersusAdmin on July 24, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

PX4, aerial 16x zoom lens Walkera Voyager 4

An update and sneak peek at the Walkera Voyager 4, after a long year of development, flight controller PX4.

Voyager 4 is a unique fusion of both aerodynamics and aerial video technology running on‬ 2.4 gHz or 4G LTE with Apple IOS App.  Expanding the range as far as you can, as long as you have 4G mobile…


Added by noeL on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Watch First FAA-Approved Home Drone Delivery Drop off Slurpees

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after telling Robotics Trends it will be carrying out home drone deliveries within a year, Flirtey just completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery to a home.

Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven, in honor of the convenience store’s 89th birthday,…


Added by Steve Crowe on July 22, 2016 at 9:20am — 8 Comments

Procyon 800E Phase 2 Beta Testing Begins

( Blog Reposted From Here )

NOVAerial Robotics is pleased to announce that Phase-2 beta testing of the revolutionary…


Added by Rob_Lefebvre on July 21, 2016 at 5:59pm — 36 Comments

"Wing Board" using Pixhawk and GCS...

From Gizmag:

What started as a 1/6th scale model and an audacious (and ultimately doomed)…


Added by Joe Renteria on July 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

260mm quad flies 70mph, 4k 150FOV powered by Nvidia, Open API

Interesting story about a young entrepreneur who is starting up this impressive spec quad. Also has some sort of internal 3 axis gimbal?…


Added by Jon on July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

New Report: Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations

This post first appeared in sUAS News 'The Market'


It may not seem like it, but drones are still in their infancy and only proving themselves through the rigorous testing done privately, commercially, and by…


Added by Colin Snow on July 21, 2016 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

DronesLab DeltaQuad prototype at PX4 headquarters in Zurich

The second prototype of the DeltaQuad was given to the PX4 team at ETH in Zurich. The DeltaQuad is a VTOL flying wing based on the Skywalker X8. It is currently under development at…


Added by sander on July 21, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

FPV racer hardware review : Flycolor 4 in 1 F3 board


This is a hardware review of an interesting product for FPV racers. I do not know for how long it exists but I could not find any other reviews on youtube.

This product consists in an integration of mutliple components you would otherwise need to solder and assemble together with lots of wiring, thus saving weight and making a…


Added by Hugues on July 20, 2016 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

Complete mapping solution with Sony QX1 by Easy Aerial

Hello there, 

Please take a look at our newest Pixhawk based mapping setup with Easy Drone XL Pro and Sony QX1 and an additional FPV camera for live video feedback. 

It takes advantage of a fairly large format imager on this cool Sony camera and gives you the ability to use high quality prime lenses. This rig will stay in the air for…


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on July 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

SPH Engineering unveils an addition to UgCS family – UgCS Drone Dance Controller

As the popularity and availability of drones increases so do the ideas for applications. One such application is the use of drones for entertainment shows. While flying a pack of drones with synchronized moves in the air is no easy task, it can produce a truly stunning view, especially if the drones are equipped…


Added by Kristaps Brass on July 19, 2016 at 3:07am — 4 Comments

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