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DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS!

We are glad to announce that DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS desktop mission planning software. This works through our Android app UgCS for DJI available now on Google Play. The app connects to DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 remote the same way DJI native app does. What is…


Added by Kristaps Brass on November 28, 2015 at 1:24am — 1 Comment

OpenLRSng: Brotronics Broversity RX, the Missing Manual

If you're doing long range, and you're using ardupilot, you probably are using or want to be using the open source OpenLRSng.

The most interesting OpenLRSng receiver I found was the "Brotronics Broversity RX", but its documentation was minimal, so I wrote some and made a demo video:…


Added by Marc MERLIN on November 27, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Biomechanical simulation of dung beetles

I design it to carry Relief goods to disaster city while hurtling the desert for long periods.

« explanation »

 - Fore legs decide traveling direction.

 - Mid legs which is most close to the centroid take most traction and load.

 - Hind legs are auxiliary legs for moving the left and right legs…


Added by Yutaca Sawai on November 27, 2015 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Professional carbon fiber frame - 2

Hi all~

This is the second episode. The first episode is here:

We decided to make it ... more…


Added by Yang Wang on November 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Elle0 and Paparazzi UAV

Today marks the release of the Elle0 autopilot. The folks over atbv1bitsquared have been working long and hard on this new Paparazzi autopilot. It was their goal to make it as affordable as possible without compromising on the power and…

Added by earthpatrol on November 26, 2015 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments

Composite Bearingless Hub Part 1

Picture above is first prototype of fiberglass bearingless hub design.  The idea of this design is to allow flapping and twisting (pitching) of the rotor, but have limited flex in lead/lag. 

This rotor hub is 24" long and 4" wide in the center.  Was made with Qty 10 - 24" x 2" strips of…


Added by Randy Sonnicksen on November 26, 2015 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

Erle Robotics "blanco" for Erle-Brain 2.0

Following our previous iteration, and after receiving feedback from the community our team is glad to present "blanco" Debian Jessie image from Erle Robotics. This image valid for Erle-Brain 2 chances include:

  • Matplotlib…

Added by Víctor Mayoral on November 26, 2015 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Raspberry Pi Zero launched, towards < 60$ Linux autopilots?

Announced a new Raspberry:

Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:

  • A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
    • 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi…

Added by Víctor Mayoral on November 26, 2015 at 2:00am — 43 Comments

3D Robotics
RTK GPS with ArduCopter 3.4

A teaser from Michael Oborne, showing impressive precision. Using a Septentrio asterx-m and a HX-CH4601A. Full details coming soon to the APM wiki

Added by Chris Anderson on November 25, 2015 at 5:08pm — 31 Comments

Introducing the E386 Mapping Drone

Our goal at Event 38 is to build products that make aerial data collection for mapping as easy as possible. For a while now, our team has been focused on creating a better autonomous landing solution. At the moment,…


Added by Jeff Taylor on November 25, 2015 at 1:26pm — 17 Comments

Professional carbon fiber frame

Hi all~

My friend and I are working on an (hopefully) industrial grade carbon fiber quad frame (X4 and X8). We would like to share the progress with the community, and we would really appreciate your feedback:)

The designed frame size is 1050mm with 28 inch blades, but since the…


Added by Yang Wang on November 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

LightWare announces Black Friday deals

LightWare is delighted to announce their participation in Black Friday 2015, with significant discounts offered on selected laser rangefinder products. 

You can look forward to the following deals:

  • OSLRF-01 (9m) proximity sensor                   – 20% discount
  • SF02/F (50 m)…

Added by Nadia Nilsen on November 25, 2015 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

Affordable RTK Capable GPS Receiver

We are pleased to announce availability of NS-HP, a $50 RTK-capable high performance GPS receiver. At 2 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 10 / 20 / 25 / 40 / 50 Hz update rate, NS-HP is a high-performance GPS receiver suitable for traditional GPS applications. At 1Hz update rate, NS-HP can accept RTCM 3.x message…


Added by Oliver Huang on November 25, 2015 at 2:00am — 11 Comments

3D Robotics
APM support for ADS-B air-traffic control receiver now in beta

This is very encouraging:

ADS-B is an air traffic surveillance technology that enables aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 24, 2015 at 3:29pm — 22 Comments

3D Robotics
New Solo software update adds full GoPro settings control, many other improvements

From the 3DR blog:

Comprehensive GoPro control has arrived in the Solo App! In addition to other feature improvements, version 1.3 brings you in-flight access to GoPro…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 24, 2015 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

Can you believe this is the first time we've seen this combo?

Nothing too groundbreaking here other than the post production treatment.  Just a really fun use of quadcopters and sound effects for the holiday weekend.  A little stabilization and post work can go a long way on some GoPro footage.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Added by robert mcintosh on November 24, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FPGA Quadcopter Demonstration

7 seconds demo (w/ sound):

34 second demo (no sound):

Demonstration of an FPGA-based Quadcopter that uses the Mango board based on my Kickstarter campaign (…


Added by Lloyd Emokpae, Ph.D. on November 23, 2015 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Free Map Processing on DroneDeploy

Hi All. We wanted to share a useful tool for those creating drone maps and 3D models. We've just launched a free tier, made for the DIY community, enabling you to upload any exif-tagged drone imagery and get back high resolution data.  It's simple - just upload and forget.

We've actually…


Added by Mike Winn on November 23, 2015 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

Using a 3g/4g internet connection and two mobile phones

For the fun of it we made an Android app allowing a sender phone and a receiver phone to act as a remote control. The reciever phone is connected to a Polulo Maestro servo card with Usb Host.

It work pretty fine actually.

We use some nice piece of communication software…


Added by Leif Auke on November 22, 2015 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

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