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3D Robotics
Latest Dronecode stats. This thing is getting big!

And membership is up to 50 companies now.  Just a year and a half…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 7, 2016 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Using Aerial Robotics and Virtual Reality to Inspect Earthquake Damage in Taiwan

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan shortly before 4 in the morning on Saturday, February 6th. Later in the day, aerial robots were used to capture areal images of the disaster damage, like the one below.…


Added by Patrick Meier on February 7, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Drotek releases first L1 RTK GNSS compatible with PixHawk (ArduPilot/PX4)

Dear Community,

Drotek, French tech start-up is proud to release its L1 RTK GNSS ! RTK technology allows to enhance GNSS positioning and to go down to centimeter level precision.

We have seen a lot of RTK boards coming up. However we have witnessed…


Added by DROTEK on February 6, 2016 at 1:40am — 43 Comments

The most powerful RC + Telemetry system on the market "Ultimate LRS 2000mW, 433MHz"

I have a great news for the RC community that you can DIY the most powerful RC + Telemetry system on the market "ULRS 2000mW" using OrangeRX 433MHz 1W module and my 2W power mode. You need to have a magnifying lens and a small tip knife to do this mod. My greatest gratitude to FlipFlap…


Added by Rana on February 5, 2016 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

World's first hydrogen pellet drone flight

A demanding project for the platform in delivering maximum efficiency, and after some lamination schedule and power setup optimizations the Raptor E1 by RaptorUAS delivered the first ever hydrogen pellet powered drone flight.…


Added by Duffy on February 5, 2016 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Drone's related UI benchmark study

We'd like to share with you a study around the current state of UI related to drone flights to find positive aspects and improvements areas on them.

14 tools were analysed through video…


Added by Beatriz Palmeiro on February 5, 2016 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

The History of the Modern Consumer Drone

A comical view of the short history of the modern consumer drone.

Added by AKRCGUY on February 4, 2016 at 5:35pm — 15 Comments

Drone Racing Might Just Be The Next Big Thing

From Hackaday


Arguably, drones are one of the next big things that will revolutionize many industries. We’ve already seen them portrayed in many movies and TV shows in not-so-distant futures, and what with Amazon planning drone deliveries, we can’t imagine it’ll be long before they are a common…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 11:47am — 7 Comments

Swarming robot boats demonstrate self-learning

The sea-going robots are made using digital manufacturing techniques

The sea-going robots are made using digital manufacturing techniques

(Credit: Biomachines Lab)

From Giz Magazine

   FEBRUARY 2, 2016



Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

GoPro is in a massive tailspin

From CNN Money



Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 8:16am — 27 Comments

Recharge your drone at my place

Does anybody want to move in next door? We could send drones to each other ad infinitum. :) I cannot confirm if this installation increases/decreases the value of your home. 

This test represents an interesting combination of products and technology from 3DR,…


Added by Thomas Stone on February 4, 2016 at 8:02am — 9 Comments

DIY Drones at 75,000 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 a big 75,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 45,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 30…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 3, 2016 at 1:54pm — 35 Comments

Autopilot needs survey

We have put together a survey to capture information about what professional users are looking for in an autopilot.
Please fill out this survey for all of the vehicle types you would like to fit an autopilot into.…

Added by Craig Elder on February 2, 2016 at 12:33pm — 31 Comments

Really, really stupid idea of the month, maybe the whole year!- - Drone attack Eagles!

I just saw this on our local news and was surprised nobody else had posted it here yet.

Easily the truly stupidest idea I have ever seen - Dutch Police train Eagle to take down drone.

Better than the UnAmerican Eagle in the Our Man Flint Movies (that dates me a bit I'm…


Added by Gary McCray on February 1, 2016 at 6:56pm — 36 Comments

Drone Schools in China

Drone schools are spreading in China. The pilot licenses will open doors to piloting jobs. More than 10,000 new pilots are needed this year across all industries in China: agriculture, logistics, film production, law enforcement, police. …


Added by Katrina Rosen on February 1, 2016 at 11:50am — 3 Comments

PX4 VTOL Update

PX4 has been supporting tailsitters [video], tilt rotors [video] and…


Added by PX4 on February 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

"PX4 VTOL" - Full automatic mission with multiple transitions

In this video you can see a full automatic mission with the "PX4 VTOL" firmware, installed on a single Pixhawk.

The current…


Added by Marco Robustini on February 1, 2016 at 5:30am — 23 Comments

3D Robotics
Text message telemetry with Dronekit

Add a RaspberryPi and a pair of $100 3G modems to Pixhawk and you can have telemetry via text message as far as the cell networks go!  The code, based on Dronekit, is …


Added by Chris Anderson on January 31, 2016 at 7:47pm — 15 Comments

3D Robotics
The future of no-fly-zone geofencing (from Wired)

Smarter geofencing features are coming to drones like the 3D Robotics Solo and DJI Phantom series. In both cases, the GPS-driven safety features are driven by a company called AirMap. 

From Wired:



Added by Chris Anderson on January 31, 2016 at 3:43pm — 15 Comments

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