October 2012 Blog Posts (169)


3D Robotics
Wave Glider Survived Sandy

From Robots.net:

An autonomous Wave Glider robot named Mercury floated alone in the path of Hurricane Sandy about 100 miles east of Toms River, New…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 31, 2012 at 10:36pm — 4 Comments


3D Robotics
Copter uses image processing to avoid obstacles

Good work from Cornell's vision-based obstacle avoidance program. (via UPI)…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 31, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Happy Droneoween!

It's not the most elaborate pumpkin carving ever, but it's from the heart. Below is a time-lapse video showing the carving, imaging, and 3D modeling of this drone-themed pumpkin.…



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Added by Matthew Schroyer on October 31, 2012 at 5:15pm — 3 Comments

OpenPilot Revolution finally available!

Hi everyone!

I'm not affiliated with the OpenPilot project, but I figured it couldn't hurt to spread the knowledge - the OpenPilot Revolution ('Revo') platform is available for a limited time (orders close on November 5th).

The Revo is a very capable flight controller, based on the STM32F4 MCU, with a great IMU, built-in telemetry radio and a 5hz GPS.

I suggest you head on to http://www.openpilot.org for more information, but the…

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Added by Ita G on October 31, 2012 at 4:32pm — 26 Comments

5 Mega Pixel 1080p 30fps Wifi/IP camera from China

I was looking for a light weight good quality camera for Quadrotor FPV and came up with this solution from china got immediate  reply…

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Added by Khurram on October 31, 2012 at 1:51pm — 36 Comments


3D Robotics
Google Earth 7.0 released

Out now. Apparently the big improvements are in 3D imagery (Austin shown above). More details at the Google Earth blog …

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 31, 2012 at 1:50pm — 3 Comments


Moderator
sUAS News Search and Rescue podcast,

Starts in one hours time, 2000 GMT (subject to me getting my sums wrong the countdown has started on the timer)

During the episode, we will broadcast live from a SAR training event being instructed by our co host Gene Robinson. Our guest is Chris Onions. He works full time for Rescue…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on October 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment


JDrones
jDrones Autum 2012 HOT Combo set, Assembled kit and micro quad

You ever wanted to have a training quad for quad just for fun flying. Now you can!!

We are really thrilled of this possibility to offer for FREE these micro quads for all our customers who will buy one of our Assembled KITs. This offer is valid between 1.11 - 31.12.2012

You will automatically get one of these micro quads with…

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Added by Jani Hirvinen on October 31, 2012 at 9:09am — 5 Comments

Database to search motors, servos, batteries etc

Something like a beta version of my "startup" http://www.rcdetails.info

Website and database to search motors, servos, batteries etc by a different criterias.



You can check several items to compare all properties.…

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Added by Alexander Novikov on October 31, 2012 at 6:59am — 9 Comments


3D Robotics
PX4 on a Flamewheel frame

The PX4 firmware is improving in leaps and bounds. RC mode is very solid now (see demo above), and the full UAV ArduCopter port, which the APM dev teams are working hard on, now compiles on the ARM hardware, which is a big step. Very exciting.

We're planning a public beta of…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 30, 2012 at 10:12pm — 8 Comments


JDrones
jDrones time to move on... (part 2)

jDrones moving, the pain of brown boxes.... (part 2)

Few days ago I posted blog about construction project of our new office. And I…

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Added by Jani Hirvinen on October 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments


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VR Neuron is coming the first micro pc opensource thought the world of drones the Italian answer to Raspberry PI

This last update  about VBRAIN add ON. In the picture you can see the first prototype of VR Neuron (Down) near the VR Brain (UP) . As you can see te board have the same mechanical design of VR Brain . The board is very compact 6x4 cm VR Brain 7x4 VR Neuron. You can put VR Neuron above and VR Brain up ,…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

3DR Hexacopter - maiden flight to wipeout in 4 days

Costly and frustrating start to my foray into hexacopters....  a heap of parts for a 3DR Hexacopter arrived last Friday, including APM 2.5, 5000mah 4s lipo, sonar sensor, 3DR telemetry link, uBlox GPS and the kit 850Kv motors and 10" props.  Asembled and working for Sat morning, with a couple of test flights in the garden Sat evening.  All good at this…

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Added by Damian Axford on October 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 34 Comments


T3
Digital Surface Model generation goes mainstream

 

Watch closely at 1:30 and 2:56 even the wolves in popular media have moving object removal and triangulation capabilities.

Added by Krzysztof Bosak on October 30, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments


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HobbyKing releases DSM2/DSMX compatible module for Turnigy 9x

Here's some good news for people with a Turnigy 9X radio that are still using the default FlySky module.

HobbyKing has released a Spektrum DSM2/DSMX compatible module.  It has a working failsafe mode (the absence of which is a much-discussed topic), supports the popular ParkZone ARFS such as the Champ and Night Vapor, and uses the popular "Orange" line of DSM2…

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Added by Mark Harrison on October 30, 2012 at 3:04am — 5 Comments

Full size helicopter pilots see a RC pilot crash his P-51 high into a tree and fly down to save the day.

This isn't Drone related but I saw this on reddit tonight and thought you guys would get a kick out of it.

 

Warning there is some adult language in this video so I shall mark it NSFW.

 

Added by Ryan C Smith on October 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — 21 Comments

Event 38 Enters Startup Chile

I know I've been quiet for a while but now that I'm almost settled into my new international home I figured I'd let you all know what I'm up to. Thanks to all my early customers and of course Jordi Munoz and Chris Anderson, Event 38 has recently joined the accelerator…

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Added by Jeff Taylor on October 29, 2012 at 3:21pm — 6 Comments

Seattle Police Consider Using Drones

We had quite a show last week as the Seattle Police held a public meeting to discuss their plans to use small surveillance drones for various purposes. Protesters made the meeting pretty much useless - lots of loud concern over civil liberties. I fear the coverage of offensive weaponized drones combined with a general concern over past misbehaviors by…

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Added by Scott Berfield on October 29, 2012 at 9:08am — 41 Comments

LEGO Bike & KK2.0 LCD Board Gyro PI gain adjustment

Balancing act this is the coolest thing I have seen in a while.

Added by OG on October 29, 2012 at 8:51am — 8 Comments


Distributor
PX4 AutoPilots & AR 1.0 Drone Shells

I have been talking with Lorenz Meier about the PX4 and wanted to add a very quick blog post for the UK & EU PX4 Autopilot users, I have added…

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Added by Martint BuildYourOwnDrone.co.uk on October 29, 2012 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

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