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3D Robotics
ArduRover-based ocean-going kayak!

From our friends at the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center at UC San Diego, an APM-based ocean-going kayak! (it uses a variation of the ArduRover…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2014 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

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Sucessful first trials of Swiss Pixhawk-based entry for Outback Challenge

This a gorgeous aircraft and the autonomous flight and image processing to detect "Outback Joe" is already working, as you'll see at 2:34. 

Here's more about the Swiss Fang team:

This is the website of Team Swiss Fang, the swiss competition entry to the …

Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
MAVLink to ROS generator

For those of you interested in ROS and APM-based drones, you'll be interested to see this new MAVLink generator for ROS which will allow ROS to communicate more easily with MAVLink-based…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2014 at 9:54pm — No Comments

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Drone CAD 3D model collection at Sketchfab

Sketchfab is my favorite place to store and view 3D models. Now it's even better, with a curated collection of drone models. Check out the Amazon Prime Air model above,…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments

40" RC Manta Ray

"Looking for Feed Back from all of you" (Thanks in advance)

Commercial Grade Design (40" Manta-ray Series)

Custom Design and Manufacture of UAV to suite application


40" Manta-Ray Spec.…


Added by Rory on August 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

BEHS Technology and Engineering Club Needs Your Support!

Hello DIY Droners!


My Name is Tim Vrakas, and I'm a student at Brookfield East High School. I'm working with my friends raise money for…


Added by Tim V on July 31, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Drone InstaFinder - Filter through all the different drones

Hi everyone,

The team at have just launched what we believe to be the first instant drone search and filter page - The Drone…


Added by NIck Dragolea on July 31, 2014 at 6:03pm — 4 Comments

ROS enabled Quadcopter

We are a Canadian robotics start-up company working to develop a fully programmable flying robot with Linux and ROS. Our robot, "Spiri", will release this fall.

We'd love to get feedback from the community on the features that matter…


Added by Rohan Bhargava on July 31, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments

First 480 size heli drone designed for FPV and aerial purposes - LOOKING FOR SPONSORS

Hi, it's me again from Hungary. Let me show my next design, a 480 sizde heli built for FPV and aerial shooting.

First of all, let me tell the origin of my idea. I saw a video from 2012 about a 480 size T-rex sport, with 32…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on July 31, 2014 at 12:31pm — 4 Comments

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Humanitarian UAV Network Invites Contributions to UAV Evaluation

Patrick Meier and the worldwide Humanitarian UAV Network, “UAViators,” have undertaken a fairly comprehensive review of UAVs for humanitarian use.…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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…


Added by Joshua Johnson on July 30, 2014 at 10:47pm — 6 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…


Added by Scott Penrose on July 30, 2014 at 8:30pm — 16 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…


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.


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…


Added by Annelie Koller on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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…


Added by Taylor Glenn on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 29 Comments

Congratulate us! website launched their own videos Map (created by MoviesOnMap) is very happy to announce the first "outdoor" implementation of the map from on the website of video's owner. Map on the contains only videos of QuadCam.

You can see all the videos by here:…


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:

Read and scroll down for the fear mongering comments.

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

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.…


Added by wayne garris on July 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 15 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…


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)


• Easy and fun to fly

• Plug and Fly -…


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

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