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5 Things Apple and DJI Have in Common

Apple and DJI are pioneering companies that manage to consistently stand head and shoulders above their competitors.

Few people would argue with that statement.

But, what common denominators do…


Added by on August 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do you know the drone laws in the United States?

Here's a little infographic to help you grasp the drone laws that may be prohibiting you to fly freely whenever and wherever you want. Stay informed to stay safe!  

To see the full infographic click …


Added by Peter Gulin on August 3, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments


Last week, in Naples, Fl., at the AGM of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society (FSMS) our sister company drone2GIS Inc. showcased a cross section of it's leading edge drone derived geo-spatial products . Have a look at the video here: …


Added by Walter Volkmann on August 3, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mobius non-fish eye lens conversion


This Public Lab note explores alternative non-fish eye lens options for use with Public Lab Mobius Infragram plant cam or standard visible imagery Mobius. The "flat" images are…


Added by Patrick Coyle on August 2, 2015 at 2:57pm — 4 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.18 for Raspberry Pi 2


Hi, Just a quick note to people wanting to run APM Planner 2.0 on the Raspberry Pi 2 and don't want to build it from the source code. Community member Carpy has created a build to download.

It will run on any ARMv7 debian based platform, i.e. Ubuntu or Jessie, it's experimental so please…


Added by Bill Bonney on August 2, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Drones & Privacy "The Real Truth"

In light of the recent "Drone Slayer" in the news, we wanted to make a video to show what the common hobbyist drone can actually see from 200' up.  

The drone slayer being William Meredith of Kentucky who shot down a drone he said was hovering as low as 10' over his yard.  It turned out that after the drone pilot released his DJI Phantom 3 flight record, the…


Added by AKRCGUY on August 1, 2015 at 3:51pm — 6 Comments

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More gimbal news

For this post, we want to let you inside 3DR by providing a look into the overall…


Added by Jeevan Kalanithi on August 1, 2015 at 2:30pm — 32 Comments

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Flying Robot International Film Festival

From the great Eddie Codel, one of the first and best drone videographers, comes this!

The Flying Robot international Film Festival or FRiFF, is an open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 31, 2015 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

The Snotbot, another drone for good!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more interesting.      Along comes the Snotbot.    A whale research drone that is being developed by  Ocean Alliance and…


Added by DavidJames on July 30, 2015 at 11:14pm — 2 Comments

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3DR Aero used to test delivery of blood samples

From Gizmag:

We’ve already heard about drones being used to deliver pharmaceuticals to patients in remote locations, but scientists from…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 30, 2015 at 8:34pm — 3 Comments

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Facebook releases photos of internet-access drone

From the Verge:

Facebook's shallow V-shaped plane has the wingspan of a Boeing 737. But even fully loaded down with…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 30, 2015 at 1:05pm — 9 Comments

Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery

Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery

What do you guys think of…


Added by Ryan McIntosh on July 30, 2015 at 5:56am — 20 Comments

WiFi Telemetry with Cheap 3$ ESP8266

Hello all,

It's not a new achievement using wifi as Telemetry but this UART to WiFi module has really long range (up to 400 meters), and unbeatable price. Very small form factor (about 2cm x 1.5cm) and light (3 gr). Great for the small sized UAVs. And your Smart Phone or Tablet will become a GCS with no additional hardware. And with module's available GPIOs…


Added by Omer on July 29, 2015 at 7:30am — 14 Comments

Drones: A force for good when flying in the face of disaster (UK Guardian)

Unmanned aircraft can be put to effective use in humanitarian situations, but a code of conduct is needed to make sure they are used safely and efficiently

UK Guardian, July 28,…


Added by Patrick Meier on July 29, 2015 at 4:33am — No Comments

Exploring the secrets of flying wing design with CFD.

The flying wing design I have been working on for some time now has been slowly evolving as I have learned more about aerodynamics and expanded my skill set with modelling tools of various forms.  I have recently completely re-surfaced my design with new aerofoil sections and better, more consistent surface…


Added by Andrew Rabbitt on July 28, 2015 at 9:36pm — 42 Comments

Warehouses logistics and something else

Tricopters, quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters, etc.

The drone-world is evolving quite fast and nowadays one can see very curious vehicles and configurations that surprisingly (or not) are able to fly properly.

This is due to the possibility that some open source autopilots like Pixhawk…


Added by DroneBox Team on July 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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Pixhawk-powered solar plane sets new endurance record: 81 hours!

Congrats to the ETH Autonomous Systems Lab for this milestone with a Pixhawk-powered fixed wing drone. Next stop: crossing the Atlantic! From the team:

Two weeks after having demonstrated …


Added by Chris Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 7:10am — 27 Comments

Fun with collision-resistant drones

We wanted to share a fun video we made recently. Our drones can interact with obstacles and humans, which is opening amazing new applications, be it for accessing hard-to-reach places or for having fun with them. 

We achieve that through a passively rotating protective cage an control algorithms that keep the drone stable at all times. More than just a…


Added by AdrienB on July 28, 2015 at 3:41am — 5 Comments

PID Gains explained like never before!

[IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015 Submission]

This is a video introduction to controlling self-driving cars, specifically using PID-control. Special emphasis is placed on how the proportional, integral, and derivative gains affect the performance of the vehicle.



Added by Alexandre Mainardi on July 27, 2015 at 6:30pm — 13 Comments

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