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UAV Forecast provides a comprehensive forecast of flying conditions by combining weather data, visible GPS satellites, and solar flare (Kp) activity. It's completely free! Visit the new site here:



Added by lloydm on March 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — 18 Comments

3D Robotics
Good National Geographic review of the IRIS+

From National Geographic:

A variety of platforms and quadcopters have recently come my way to test, fly and review. I base my reviews on my …


Added by Chris Anderson on March 20, 2015 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Kiel Like Total pressure probe

Within this post we will examine a basic design approach for the Kiel probe sizing. This probe is intended for total pressure measurement,…


Added by Jose.L.Jr on March 20, 2015 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

iDroneCtrl 1.3.0: iPhone/iPad drone control app update

Hi everyone! I've got another update to iDroneCtrl ground station for iPhone and iPad. Along with our Apple MFi approved iDroneLink™ lighting accessory you can control your personal drone from your iPhone or iPad over the same long…


Added by Andy Brown on March 20, 2015 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

New Drone Service Tests Commercial Usage Laws in Canada

This just popped up on a Canadian Commercial Operator Facebook group and we're discussing the implications and legal…


Added by Rob_Lefebvre on March 20, 2015 at 8:58am — 17 Comments

Aeroquad with Pixhawk working to perfection

 Aeroquad with pixhawk,3dr radios,3dr gps/mag,teensey 3.1 for telemetry to taranis.Using 3.2 firmware with stock pid's.I completed 4 autonomous missions using mission planner(GCS) and all 4 were flawless!Love the aeroquad setup.picture…


Added by Larry A Amati on March 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Using UAVs and NIR photography in conservation land cover classification

I've recently finished a research project using UAVs to classify land cover types on British upland heath. I'm using an APM controlled hexacopter (H550) carrying a Canon Powershot S95 modified for NIR photography. I've successfully surveyed and classified around 15 hectares in 10 minutes. Using image analysis…


Added by Mark Williams on March 19, 2015 at 8:53am — 14 Comments

Andruav SDK


This is my fifth article about Andruav. The new thing about this topic is that it targets Developers more than users.

Andruav-SDK is a …


Added by MHefny on March 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Two hour and 12 minutes flight by PEM fuel cell

This is really great accomplishment:-)

Montreal, Canada: EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leading developer of advanced PEM fuel cell systems, recently demonstrated what are believed to be the world’s first fuel cell powered and longest ever duration multirotor VTOL UAV flights, flying for a record 2 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds.…


Added by Jiro Hattori on March 19, 2015 at 4:00am — 16 Comments

Dronecode Unconference Announcement and Agenda for March 25, 2015

The ELC/DroneCode conference is fast approaching. We are really looking forward to meeting many of you in San Jose next week!

We have put together a rough…


Added by Craig Elder on March 18, 2015 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

SwiftTag - Free photo tagging software

In an effort to give back to the DIY community, we have decided to offer our standalone geo-tagging software, SwiftTag, for free. It is meant to work with all camera setups that are triggered by the APM platform. By using a synchronization script with Mission Planner, it is possible to accurately tag every photo taken in flight without resorting to comparing the camera’s internal timestamp against the log of GPS positions.


SwiftTag compares a sync photo to…


Added by Michael - Swift Radioplanes on March 18, 2015 at 6:33pm — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
Google scraps VTOL design, back to the drawing board

Not a surprise for anyone who has tried dealing with VTOL sporks drones, which are easy to take off but very tricky to land precisely in a wind due to the sail wing. From…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 18, 2015 at 2:54pm — 41 Comments

X-Winder 4-Axis Filament Winder

We've just added an affordable 4-axis filament winder to our line up of desktop filament winders at  . You can see the 4-axis model 4X-23 operating near the end of this video. Many lightweight and strong model applications for fixed and rotary wing models. We are building a compressed air energy…


Added by X-Winder on March 18, 2015 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Amazon Prime Air to Sponsor Drones, Data X Conference in Santa Cruz, May 1-3

We’re very excited to have Amazon Prime Air confirmed as a sponsor for the upcoming Drones, Data X Conference …


Added by Drones, Data X Conf on March 18, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments

Intelligent Autonomous UAS talk from NASA

This may be old-hat to some, but a quick search didn't detect this article and coming from NASA and dealing with Intelligent Autonomous UAS, I thought I'd share. ;

Added by Matthew on March 18, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

UgCS 2.3 is out!

We are happy to launch UgCS 2.3

Due to demand and interest from Spanish speaking countries we have added Spanish language.

To bring more connectivity for your conviniece right inside UgCS application we have added support to…


Added by Janis Kuze on March 18, 2015 at 8:53am — 5 Comments

Reach - High accuracy L1 RTK GNSS

Reach is the next product from Emlid.

It's a RTK L1GNSS board with and IMU powered by an Intel Edison board (using linux - integrated WIFI and BT LE)

The module will be release around April at a price between 140-180$ (TBA).


  • Intel…

Added by Bertrand Duchiron on March 18, 2015 at 8:24am — 13 Comments

1MW Chess Robots - The Making

The 1MW team built the world's first truly autonomous large scale robotic chess set and successfully installed it at KidZania, Mumbai. This is the making of the version 2.0 of our chess robots. The bots are NOT remote controlled and they run a distributed chess engine and they communicate amongst themselves to come up with a team decision. Upto 16 people can play…


Added by Karan Kamdar on March 18, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments

1MW Burger Dropping Drone for BurgerKing India

Our team built a burger dropping drone for the Burger King India Launch Event using a modified Phantom 2 Vision + Drone fitted with custom gripper and electronics.

We modified the DJI Phantom 2 Vision + Drone by fitting it with a robotic gripper and custom electronics. The gripper was remotely triggered through the camera motion tilt…


Added by Karan Kamdar on March 18, 2015 at 5:54am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
Canada says if a drone has a "remote" it's not autonomous. What would Chappie think?

Another clever legal post from Diana Marina Cooper, a lawyer doing some smart writing on the frontiers of robot regulation. FWIW, Canada seems to have confused "autonomous" with…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 17, 2015 at 9:00pm — 25 Comments

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