Many exciting developments are underway in regards to drones and drone insurance. At the forefront of these innovative offerings stands Skyvuze Technologies. UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are not the only thing that our agency has launched recently. We are constantly working around the clock to provide the most efficient offerings in the entire drone…Continue
Greetings to the DIY Drones community!
My name is Adam Morrison, and I'm one of the co-founders of DroneRafts LLC. I wanted to introduce you all to our new and exciting product called WaterStrider. Since the early fall of last year, our team has been totally dedicated to developing and bringing to market an accessory for drones that allows effortless takeoffs and landings anywhere you want to go with your drone. This…
On the last weekend, I attended a drone meeting. I brought my IRIS which was given from my friend. It flew well and I was very satisfied with my first flight. In the meeting, other people brought their brand…Continue
NVIDIA Jetson TX1 is a system-on-module with impressive processing capabilities.
To get a glance of how powerful it is just take a look at the numbers in the description from NVIDIA:
“It's built around the revolutionary NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture with…
Cameras have become…Continue
[ Peter Barker, Andrew (Tridge) Tridgell and Leonard Hall analyzing flight logs ]
Take three software developers, a bunch of flying robots, a windy day, some
coffee and mix. What you will get is a fun day of exciting flying just as
Very interesting research from Georgia Tech, using a RC truck running ROS and a Nvidia graphics board. From IEEE Spectrum:
[ Walgett, New South Wales - Australia ]
Around here doing mapping with a Skywalker X8 isn't exactly news. Still, it's exciting when you finally figure it all out yourself and get to enjoy the fun of watching the plane fly over while taking hundreds of photos. A big thank you to…Continue
To transmit sensor data in real time over the Solo's Wi-Fi channel, InterMet Systems built a custom USB connector that lets any device access the aircraft's accessory processor bay. We designed it for our …Continue
Added by Fred Clowney on May 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Our world is experiencing an unprecedented shift from manually controlled technologies to increasingly intelligent and autonomous systems powered by artificial intelligence (AI). I believe that this radical shift in both efficiency and productivity can have significant positive social impact when it is channeled responsibly, locally and sustainably.…Continue
We introduced Airstring to this community some weeks ago and we received a lot of feedback which has gone into the campaign and into the project itself.
Today we announce that the Airstring project is live on Kickstarter and you can reserve your own Airstring module to connect your drone to the…Continue
I recently updated the runcam2 gimbal for my quadcopter design.
To see the previous design, check here …Continue
This is a follow-up to yesterday's post. As promised, I wanted to provide some information about the C++ firmware running on this little quadcopter.
Following in the Baseflight / Cleanflight / Raceflight / Betaflight naming tradition of the 32-bit Multwii lineage, I call this firmware…Continue
I wanted to try my hand at a true "DIY" project, designing and building my own micro quadcotper frame and writing my own firmware in C++. In this post I will describe the frame and build; in my next post I will talk about the firmware.
Excluding stuff I had lying around the shop, (heat-shrink tubing, EC-3 connectors, velcro, cable ties, etc.) the cost came to just under $170:
After several months of development and testing, Tower v3.2.1 is finally ready for release to the wider community!
This release is significant as it marks the transition…Continue
This video shows me checking the size of the flash RAM (memory) on an MRC Naze32 (ARM STM32F103) flight controller from MultiRC. Because I am loading my own firmware onto the board, I have to short the bootloader pins on the board, via some male jumper wires I soldered on.
These inexpensive FCs with onboard flash RAM are sold for use with the Blackbox logging feature in Cleanflight, but I wanted to…Continue
Recent 3DR's move not to sell DIY components & parts anymore, pushes hobbyists and prosumers to diversify their supplier's sources. Like many others in the community, my issue is to find an "as good quality as 3DR" alternative for a Pixhawk board. I started looking around for possible 3DR Pixhawk replacement candidates, with a quality I can…Continue
I want to show the progression I have done with my DronePilot framework, and in this video I'm showing how to do a trajectory controller.
I want to start by saying what I'm using to make this work: