Not satisfied with the specs of off-the-shelf brushless DC motors? Looking to up the difficulty…
Excerpted from a new post at our DIY Robocars sister site:
It’s now possible to buy small scanning 2D Lidars for less than $400 these days, which is pretty amazing, since…
Added by Chris Anderson on May 28, 2017 at 5:02pm — No Comments
Hi! Version 1.22 was just released of SidePilot, the iOS Groundstation app for Arducopter (Inlcuding 3DR Solo) and PX4
New features include:
Added by Tom on May 27, 2017 at 9:47pm — No Comments
An Australian IT services company combined an Amazon Alexa and a service called "what3words" that translates GPS addresses into three unique words to create a MAVLink-compatible drone that can be commanded entirely by voice. The video can't be embedded, so see it …Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on May 25, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments
We have reached the ninth week in of our autopilot precision series in which we test the different drones and autopilots by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software.
This week we put the Microdrones md4-200 to the test by running it through our…
TATTU BLHeli_S 30A Esc is NEW ARRIVAL designed for superior performance in FPV Racing.
Suppot regular 1-2ms pulse width input, as well as Oneshot125(125-250us),Oneshot42 (41.7-83.3us) , Multshot(5-25us),Dshot150,Dshot 300 and even Dshot600and…Continue
Added by Flora Lai on May 24, 2017 at 11:03pm — No Comments
These aren't drones per se, but I can help but post this story by Owen Churchill in Sixthtone, which exemplifies the DIY spirit.
CHONGQING, Southwest China —…
At present, we use the following configuration that suitable to doing outdoor work. We start to sell the whole set now.
Improving upon the series of drone camera zoom lenses by Walkera for Police use, the all-new 18X 4K increases the speed, performance and optical quality while…Continue
Added by noeL on May 23, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The Groundhog is being developed to line-follow at low altitude and higher speeds. This video is of the field testing taking the speed up to 1.75 m/s. It also explains why the Groundhog now sports sunglasses.
An oval of 50mm red…Continue
Added by Mike Isted on May 22, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Should you be in America and come across this man you should probably buy him a beer. He fought the FAA and won. Their mucking about with 336 was not viewed well by the courts,…Continue
This is the eighth part of our autopilot precision series in which we test the different drones and autopilots by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software.
This week it’s finally time to put the Lockheed Martin Indago professional drone to…
I know some people have been keeping an eye on our progress. Now we would like to announce something new. Pneumatic catapult launcher for drones 40+ kg. Its been something new to us and took some time, but we are super happy with what we achieved. Now our PD-1 UAS has even more cool features. :)
Added by Jacob Cereteli on May 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
From New Atlas, a writeup on new research from ETH and MIT:
Thanks to new research from MIT and ETH Zurich, however, it may soon be possible for drones to autonomously follow along with an actor, keeping their face framed "just right" the whole time –…
Added by Chris Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 1:16pm — No Comments
There is no question that we are living in the midst of a drone revolution. Consumers around the world are being captivated by the prospect of controlling these high-tech flying machines, and questions about their safety are beginning to emerge. An early 2017…Continue
Takeoff from a nearby island, survey another one, then come back and land autonomously... No problem!
On December of 2016 Aeromao Inc. in collaboration with Foresight Surveyors completed a full photogrammetric survey mission with an Aeromapper Talon over one of the most…Continue
Companion computers have enabled development of powerful applications on drones. One such companion computer is Intel Edison. Its small and compact size makes it a perfect device for powering all your custom drone…Continue
We’ve created a robotics system, trained entirely in simulation and deployed on a physical robot, which can learn a new task after seeing it done once.…
Added by Greg Dronsky on May 16, 2017 at 9:50pm — No Comments
TECHBOY may be a new RC quadcopter brand for some users. It is normal we can see new brand frequently. It is good news for users to enjoy different kinds of brands, design, and more competitive price. Techboy is no exception. It has released a TECHBOY TB-802 RC Quadcopter with very novel design, especially its motion controller, different from other common…Continue
Added by torben on May 16, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments