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Optical Drone Swarming - Dobby with Snapdragon Flight & AprilTags

This is an example of a swarm that only uses OpenCV and AprilTags for Navigation.  It was very cleverly executed by Zerotech, the makers of the Dobby drone, which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Controller.   This swarm uses AprilTags on a mat on the ground and moves around by locating tags on the included mat.

No GPS -…


Added by Bill Piedra on July 25, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype

Hey, this post is a follow up to a previous post found here:


I have a new updated version which is much more maneuverable and power efficient.  This new…


Added by Joe Renteria on July 23, 2017 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Dronecode updates for July: new QGroundControl, FPGA autopilot, PX4 1.6

Lots of news and updates from the Dronecode team this month: 

1) The Aerotenna OcPoC autopilot (video above) now supports the Dronecode/PX4 software stack!

● FPGA and dual-core ARM processors in…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 22, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC Review

Gens Ace and the Tattu brand has a strong reputation in high-performance batteries. Recently, they expanded into speed controllers with the Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC, and sent us a set to review.

What's Included

An ESC is a basic component, and often sold in nothing more than a static bag. These Tattu ESCs aim for a higher standard and are supplied in a sleek black box. Inside are the ESCs, of course, as…


Added by sarah lee on July 19, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Y4 Copter modification

Hello everyone !!!

I started three months ago in the realization of a Y4Copter completely modify homemade. 

I realized the chassis of my wooden quadcopter of 18mm by 18mm that one finds in the stores of do-it-yourself for the sum of 3 euros, I used aluminum chair seats for assembly and 4mm plywood .

I chose to change the location of the rear engines on my Y4, instead of…


Added by Jonas LISIMA on July 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Hanley Innovations Upgrades Stallion 3D to Version 5.0

Stallion 3D is a 3D aerodynamics analysis software package developed by Dr. Patrick Hanley of Hanley Innovations (a Florida business that develops aerodynamics software for education and small businesses). Starting with only the STL file, Stallion 3D is an all-in-one Windows software tool that rapidly…


Added by Patrick Hanley on July 19, 2017 at 7:50am — 6 Comments

Best support Canadians

Some pretty awful proposed regulations have reared their ugly head. Should there be a comment period folks from around the world ought to chip in!

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 19, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Accessing UgCS Video Stream

When doing custom integration projects with UgCS, sometimes it might not be enough to only have the video stream window displayed in UgCS client. In this article we will explain in a few steps the simple process of accessing the stream.

The Video streamer component is located in UgCS…


Added by Kristaps Brass on July 19, 2017 at 2:10am — No Comments

Cyclone Hybrid Vehicle (Tailsitter)

Together, the Dronelab at ENAC in Toulouse and the MAVLab at TU Delft have developed the Cyclone. It is a hybrid drone of the tailsitter type, with just 4 actuators. In the video, we show autonomous flight, ranging…


Added by Ewoud Smeur on July 19, 2017 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

New frame for my cargo drone and upcoming 4KG PAYLOAD test

In these days, while waiting for the waypoint navigation hardware, I'm working on the new frame for my cargo drone, and on the new box, I'm also planning for 4KG PAYLOAD test, after the first of 2kg, I've now got 580kv motors so I have better a thrust, if you want to stay informed on this project please subscribe to the newsletter:  or take a look at my site: …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A little laugh - DIY Chickens

A little laugh with a joke  starring my chickens, Penny and Pepsi :)

 Oh yes, even chickens may benefit from Arduino tech.

Next step : make ardurover find the path to the chickens house, then recognize if eggs are layed and pick up them up Can DEVs take care of that in a next release ? :)

Added by Hugues on July 15, 2017 at 12:16pm — 9 Comments

Flying over sea with H2 hybrid powered drone

H2 Hybrid powered multirotor drone flying over sea from Penglai to Chang island in Shandong province, China.

H2 Hybrid powersystem introduction:

core weight:4kg;

output power:1.8kw/continuous,2kw/peak;



Added by zhangqi on July 14, 2017 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

[URUS TEST] - First test Urus Protocol

Hello Dev! great news!

finally after 9 month testing and developing the all Urus ecosystem, we have the first test video using the Urus Protocol - Urus System and running with Ardupilot master scheduler for this time on Arduino board and on Android app.

I'm sorry for the late support the community at the proposed time about 18 month…


Added by hiroshi takey on July 13, 2017 at 11:27pm — 9 Comments

New Survey: Drone Use and Market Trends in Business and Industry

We just announced the start of its 2017 Drone Market Sector Research, which promises to be our most comprehensive study of drone market trends and usage to date. The online portion of this…


Added by Colin Snow on July 11, 2017 at 3:28pm — No Comments

FlytBase Launches the World's First Internet of Drones Platform

FlytBase today announced its Drone-API as a Service offering, that allows developers to easily connect their drones with variety of business applications in the cloud. More from sUASNews story:…


Added by Nitin Gupta on July 11, 2017 at 12:12pm — 8 Comments

Introducing AIrVator.

I would like to show you guys my most recent work on conceptual design of a manned drone.

After designing many different kind of mini or micro sized drones myself, I begin to think about making a huge drone as others may already started to make. 

I think 200kg payload should be a must…


Added by on July 11, 2017 at 6:24am — 9 Comments

Pixhawk 2.1 with RPI computer Module 3- DRONEE PILOT

Hi  Pixhawk Lovers)

After Intel cancelling edisons. Dronee Pilot might be interesting for you.


All-in-One ,Microhard telemetry module, Raspberry Pi Computer Module 3, Ublox GPS and Airspeed Sensor in…


Added by Tomi Pirieyv on July 10, 2017 at 1:00am — 15 Comments

2 kg Test of cargo drone

Hi guys, in these days I made a successful payload test of my cargo drone (it's just a few seconds but it demonstrates that we can do it). Another news is that I'm working on the cargo box so I changed it with a more resistant one and now I'm working on the navigation system (based on waypoints).  ( sign up to stay informed on this project   or visit our site  …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Emergency Response UAV Now on Indiegogo!

Hi DIY Drones,

We are a senior design team at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and are passionate about demonstrating how unmanned aerial vehicles can be a vital tool for first responders. We have designed N.O.R.M., a UAV intended for emergency response professionals. Our team…


Added by Cameron Sickbert on July 8, 2017 at 5:54pm — 8 Comments

Vertical take off and landing Air plane gas Electric VOLT hybrid

Vertical take off and landing Air plane gas Electric hybrid can be used for GAS & OIL Exploration, pipe line monitoring, ship to ship transport. Reconnaissance and security long flight time up to 6 -8 hours. 10kg payload. imaging gimbal packages sold apart, demo flight & airframe

Assembly video of VOLT kit at …


Added by OG on July 7, 2017 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

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