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CAD Drones Cloud - Open Source - Powered By Autodesk Fusion 360!

Hello Diy Drones Universe,

This is Joshua Johnson here to discuss CAD Drones, LLC's long term project that will be the heart and soul of our Drone company that began a little over 5 months ago!  Right away we saw the potential in Cloud Computing related to the storage and Open Source collaboration of CAD Files and Autopilot Code related to Drones.  The future of…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on July 30, 2014 at 10:47pm — 2 Comments

Martha Stewart: Why I Love My Drone

Because it's a useful tool. And imagine what Louis XIV could have accomplished at Versailles if he'd had one

There’s been a lot of discussion and a tremendous amount of speculation lately about the nature of drones and their role in our society as useful tools and hobbyist toys.

Last year, while celebrating my birthday in…

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Added by Scott Penrose on July 30, 2014 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Our multicopter flight controller has been chosen

 

Hi everyone!

It's the team from UASys again. We just wanted to give everyone an update on how we are going with our safe, practical and affordable multicopter design.  We’ve been looking at some pretty cool options with flight…

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Added by UASys on July 30, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Terminator Was Not Open-source: How 3D printing and DIY drone community are changing perceptions.

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DJI Phantom 1.5 - 24mm Battery Door by BrianSelfDesign

My blog post below is probably  preaching to the converted in this forum, but I am a female, creative technologist and new UAV enthusiast,  and I have been doing some research on the subject of UAV.  For myself and to a lot of…

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Added by Annelie Koller on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

A Simpler Option for Aerial Imagery

Hello. As a long time lurker here, I'd like to share my latest project with the DIY Drones community.

In working with orthophoto generation from UAV imagery using the current crop of still-photo stitching based programs, I have found the process to be complicated and…

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Added by Taylor Glenn on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Congratulate us! QuadCam.ch website launched their own videos Map (created by MoviesOnMap)

MoviesOnMap.com is very happy to announce the first "outdoor" implementation of the map from MoviesOnMap.com on the website of video's owner. Map on the QuadCam.ch contains only videos of QuadCam.

You can see all the videos by QuadCam.ch here:…

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Added by MoviesOnMap on July 30, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Like to know how the educated masses in the UK are feeling about personal drone use

Here is the article in the Guardian newspaper: 

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/30/house-of-lords-inquiry-civil-use-of-drones?commentpage=1

Read and scroll down for the fear mongering comments.

Added by benbojangles on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments


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The Techstation

Hey everyone,

 I have to admit, I am a little fed up with the "ground stations" available on the market today. First off, good luck seeing most laptops or tablets at all outdoors. Second, good luck modifying or repairing your laptop / tablet. It can be done but its usually a major pain with a good chance of breaking something.…

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Added by wayne garris on July 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

ODROID-W Raspberry Pi Clone

I saw this Raspberry Pi clone today the first time and will definitely try it in september. A lighter, smaller alternative to the rpi.

From the description:

ODROID-W is a miniature computing module which is fully compatible with all software…

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Added by Tilman Griesel on July 30, 2014 at 6:09am — 6 Comments

HobbyKing Releases the Bixler 3!

HobbyKing™ Bix3 Trainer/FPV EPO 1550mm (PNF)

Bixler 3 

A few nice improvements, including a (slightly) larger wingspan, a plywood tray for the canopy, wheels, and flaps.

HobbyKing™ Bix3 Trainer/FPV EPO 1550mm (PNF)  

HobbyKing™ Bix3 Trainer/FPV EPO 1550mm (PNF)

Features:

• Easy and fun to fly

• Plug and Fly -…

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Added by Dave Smith on July 30, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments


3D Robotics
3DR Announces Acquisition of Sifteo: Cutting-Edge Electronics, Cutting-Edge Drones

3D Robotics is very happy to announce our acquisition of consumer electronics pioneers, Sifteo.

Sifteo brings to 3DR valuable and unique expertise in developing fun and engaging high-tech consumer products. With their groundbreaking Sifteo Cubes (which The New York Times …

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 29, 2014 at 3:28pm — 12 Comments


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3D Prints of work

I thought this was pretty cute, well done to boot

Shooting by the company Photos aériennes / post processing and 3D printing by Drones Imaging.

This…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on July 29, 2014 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

seL4 Secure Micro kernel

"A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow."

Has anyone heard about or seen this? How applicable is this to the Pixhawk, Pi or BeagleBone flight controller efforts? The best bit is that it seems to assure that all user mode code…

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Added by Chris Norris on July 28, 2014 at 6:11am — 11 Comments

V-Map precise aerial mapping

New product, seems fine to making mapping, but don't know the cost, and whats the advantages/disadvantages comparing to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/swiftnav/piksi-the-rtk-gps-receiver     

The standard V-Map system now features the…

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Added by Nuno on July 28, 2014 at 4:30am — 8 Comments

MoviesOnMap.com - interactive map of videos of all the places of the world

We're creating interactive map of videos of all the places of the world http://moviesonmap.com. This will allow to see any places of the Earth or help the tourists to better plan their routes.

Anyone can add videos to the map. After approval, it will appear on the map.

Many drones owners from Germany, Sweden, France, China, USA, Holland, Ukraine are adding awesome HD video of beaches, mountains, deserts, towns,…

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Added by MoviesOnMap on July 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Its time for a little drone humor

It looks like even parents are getting in on the drone phenomenon to see what their kids are up to!

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 27, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments


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First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest

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From the SUAS Feed

Earlier this week a pilot from Idaho was preparing to begin a spray run through a field. Barely visible ahead of him was a small stationary object. He decided it must be a kite since a bird would not remain motionless. As he neared the object, it rapidly shot straight up.…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — 47 Comments


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Drone Stuff: Parachutes, Politics, and No-Fly Zones

By Evan Ackerman…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments


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Cargo UAS set to deliver

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Capturing Images With Film Not a Digital Camera, A Pioneer of UAS

We like to think what we are doing is new, however some folks have been pioneering the way for us for a long time. People like Bert Wagner of Advanced Aerials can remember a time he would use film to capture images and then run to the 1 hour photo to have them developed. Only when the film was developed did they find out if they got the shot or if they had to go back and re-shoot. This article I am linking to is from 1998 Rotary Modeler Magazine…

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Added by Rob Thompson on July 25, 2014 at 8:49am — 2 Comments

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