This article is part four in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a…Continue
Added by Jesper Andersen on October 24, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments
Cross-posted from the 3DR blog.
This past March, Mark Jacobsen (pictured above holding an Ed Ansley Peace Drone prototype), a PhD candidate in Political Science at…Continue
I was reading back through the posts on Hackaday.com today and discovered this article.
From the page:
The FTDI FT232 chip is found in thousands of electronic baubles, from Arduinos to test equipment, and more than a few bits of…Continue
On Oct 10th, Tecscorp™ and FIA Foundation announced that they have teamed up to offer the firsts two Online course on design, development and deploy of Drones, that students can earn exclusively through the Online Course delivery format and and completely in Spanish.
Dear Friend ,
after a lot of month to work and 1 year of experience on VR Gimbal firmware now we are at release 1.20 I'm very happy to present a new revision of product.
VR micro Gimbal 4.0
In the video you can see the early preview of new product . VR micro Gimbal 4 derived from Brain 5 platform , it's based on Nuttx 7 O.S. support SD card for real…Continue
Added by Roberto Navoni on October 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
CAM Costruzioni Aero Meccaniche, an Italian firm devoted to the development of innovative products for the next generation of RPAS is proud to introduce a professional radio control system for high end multirotors. CAM is a member of Zefiro Innovazione Srl, an industrial cluster based on Tassignano airport near the…Continue
More information here: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/consultations/2014-civil-drones_en.htm
Consultation period: 14/08/2014 – 24/10/2014 - END…Continue
Added by Rui Costa on October 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Who is the drone hobbyist today? Where on earth do they fly the most? Which devices are the most popular? At what price? What about "dronies"? How drones could make you save money, get a job or even save lives?
The answers are gathered in this brand new…
Added by edupin on October 23, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments
From IEEE Spectrum:
Until recently, a defining characteristic of robots has been their rigid mechanical nature. Most of them are made up of hard structural…
Transport Canada rolled this out yesterday.
Expects you to follow these basic Do’s and Don’ts or else there will be fines involved.
A drone for everyone? It's about time.
Anura Pocket Drone is currently on KickStarter.…
Each time I integrate the pixhawk into a platform I am impressed with the ease and prowess to which it performs. Working with it often I had put together a single page for…Continue
Vibration is the bane of multirotors, and needed something that I could produce very inexpensively in small quantities for quadcopter builds and other robotic applications. This is what I came up with that I could cut on demand on the waterjet.
I have used zip ties, nylon screws and traditional bolts with nylock nuts to secure them in a frame, and were very impressed with the operation, if…Continue
Hello, I decided to make a guide for people who wish to make a neat budget wireless fpv monitor. I figure that it costs less than half the amount to make your own than to buy an off the shelf monitor. And besides, it is fun to hack and be creative. You also learn some valuable skills.
We finally got to take our helicopter into restricted airspace a couple weeks ago, where our pilot got out of the cockpit for the first time! (We always fly with a pilot onboard when operating in normal airspace) This video shows formation flight, sideways flight, and landing and takeoff on a moving platform. Later flights we did a 5…Continue
DroneDeploy is launching the first drone software capable of creating orthorectified maps in real-time. Farmers, surveyors and search and rescue teams typically had to wait for 4-6 hours for maps to be created out of drone imagery, but now can start making decisions with data as it’s collected…Continue
It's been quiet on my front, but that was because I was redesigning ESC's (for multirotors and AP's).
Most of the ESC's for multirotor use the SimonK firmware on a relatively simple Atmel microcontroller. There's a single control wire running from the autopilot to the ESC, which is a signal…
PrecisionHawk, an information delivery company that uses a small, lightweight UAV [Unmanned Aerial Vehicle] and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data, announced…Continue
I would like to introduce the DIYD community to my project, the T1000. This is a tandem rotor helicopter based on T-Rex 450 parts, with custom 425mm asymmetrical blades. The initial goal for the project (in 2011) was to have a fpv platform that could fly for over 1/2 hour. I now think we can now achieve a 1+hr flight…Continue