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3D Robotics
Small UAV Coalition (3DR, Amazon, Google, DJI, Parrot, GoPro) now live

I'm delighted to announce that the Small UAV Coalition, an industry group led by 3DR, Amazon, Google, DJI, Parrot and Airware, is now up and running. You can visit the website …

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 1, 2014 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Rapide Lite, Affordable High Resolution 3D Printer

I just want to point to this new Indiegogo campaign: It's more DIY than drones related, however a very interesting project:

Rapid Lite on Indiegogo

Company Web…

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Added by Andreas Lindner on October 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

The A B C of laser altimeters

The SF10 family of laser altimeters was designed by people on this forum. Requests for new features and numerous emails about performance and applications has lead to the development of a compact, light weight, rugged design that can be used in many UAV applications.

We've produce three…

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Added by Laser Developer on September 30, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Rover - Ground based Inspiration

Having a new project starting and knowing it was going to be ground based I have had to try and sike my self up a bit. Personally seeing the multirotor platform as the phenom when considering what you can do with remote piloted craft, especially with Arducopter. I started searching for the proper inspiration. One time I had a remote controlled gas powered kyoshyo…

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Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on September 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments


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Commercial Drone Regulations: Canada vs the US

From Robohub:

When Canadians attempt to characterize aspects of Canadian culture, it’s not uncommon to draw comparisons with the US. I recently…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 29, 2014 at 10:42pm — 11 Comments

FPV on the cheap; 1990's VR equipment

I want to share my FPV setup I built on a small budget which uses some Virtual I/O iGlasses made in 1995.  I bought these in 2001 for about ~$75 and they are 600x800 in resolution and 120htz (60htz per eye).  They are capable of displaying 3D video too.  The 3D effect requires a video…

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Added by Liam Honecker on September 29, 2014 at 2:07pm — 6 Comments

Part 2: How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

Part Two: Here is the original picture of the finished product:

This is the second part of a 2-part series on 'How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Raspberry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link.

In my first post on the subject (located …

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Added by Patrick Duffy on September 29, 2014 at 12:00pm — 56 Comments

GoPro 4 is Here - Sort of!

GoPro is finally announcing the new 4 Silver and Black:

It , of course has the new 30fps 4K and - not surprisingly costs $100.00 more than the last one so now $499.00.

Probably using the new Ambarella 9 chip, but no mention made of built in electronic image stabilization…

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Added by Gary McCray on September 29, 2014 at 10:30am — 36 Comments

How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

After 3 months of research, picking a platform, and building my own HD FPV rig, I decided to write this blog to share my experience. I have been flying FPV for about a year now, and this was the most fun project yet! 

Here is a picture of the finished product:

The platform I picked was the…

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Added by Patrick Duffy on September 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — 38 Comments

Frsky Tarais spoken flight mode guide

I've been away from the diydrones scene for a while, but I'm still around. Here is something that I can contribute to the community.…

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Added by Greg O on September 28, 2014 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments


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"Spaxels" light painting with swarming drones

This came out late last year, but I missed it at the time. "Spaxels" are space+pixels, with coordinated multicopters. You can read more about them from Ars Electronica here.

Added by Chris Anderson on September 28, 2014 at 4:20pm — 6 Comments

Dancing Dronies In Top Ten Crowdfunding Campaigns Of The Week

Dancing Dronies: NexGen Drone Technology, a crowdfunding campaign by Drovionics.com went live on Indiegogo on September 21, 2014.  According to this week's Top Ten list released by Crowdocracy.org, Dancing Dronies picked up sixth spot amongst the most popular cross-platform crowdfunding campaigns. Crowdocracy uses a quantitative algorithm…

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Added by David Bell on September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments


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Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

 By Mariella Moon

Everyone has different ideas on what the perfect…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 28, 2014 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

Drone Mapping in Agriculture

This is a compilation of 3 blog posts from theUAVguy which cover the use of UAV's in agriculture. The first blog covers How UAV's can help in Farming - An…

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Added by Iain Butler on September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Carbon Fiber Landing Gear that is designed to flex...

I have not picked this Vtail up since I was stupid enough to take a part of a tail rotor to the eye this past June. It was a really stupid mistake, everything is fine now and it confirmed…

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Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on September 28, 2014 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments


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ArduIMU V4 on Kickstarter

Seven years after we started the ArduIMU project, it's back with a much improved version on Kickstarter, with wireless, the latest sensors and processors, datalogging and…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments


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Great post on agricultural drone mapping

The UAVGuy has a terrific post on his experience with mapping vineyards with a 3DR Y6. The whole post is worth reading, including setting up cameras and gimbals for mapping, but here's an excerpt on the data…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 27, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Looks like it works. (3DR 915 multipoint)

I've always…
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Added by Tommy Sylte on September 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Infrared-tracking Gimbal

This should produce MUCH better video quality, compared to our previous servo setup. 

Added by Thomas Stone on September 27, 2014 at 5:39pm — 4 Comments

Anura--Pocket sized Drone

Anura, a pocket sized drone for consumers and it can conveniently travels with user whenever, wherever, 24/7.  All it requires is your smart phone. More info here.

 

Added by Jason Lam on September 27, 2014 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

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