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HackRF PortaPack - ARM Cortex software defined radio

Very cool application using the excellent HackRF platform demoed at Defcon.

From HackADay:

What do you get when you combine one of the best (and certainly one of the best for the…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on August 18, 2014 at 12:47am — 4 Comments

Arduino Due 32Bit Quadrotor Testing Altitude Hold

TKquadrotor 32 bit run roop 400 Hz…


Added by QuadrotorThai Tevada on August 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

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3DR, Amazon, DJI and Parrot join up to form the Small UAV Coalition

We've been working on this for a while, but I'm delighted the news is finally out. From USA Today:

Amazon recently banded together with several makers of small unmanned aerial vehicles…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 17, 2014 at 7:08am — 11 Comments

ArduPilot AntennaTracker code - initial testing



some days ago a new…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on August 17, 2014 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

VR Brain 5 (PRO) vs VR Micro Brain vs Pixhawk

* Pro is only on request and customizable , the PRO IMU could be also based on Maxim ,…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — 40 Comments

The PRE-Flight Virtual RC Controller

I would like to announce my latest free App - the PRE-Flight Virtual RC Controller (for PRE-Flight Drone Simulator).

Convert your Android Smartphone or tablet to a full-featured, 12-channel, wireless Controller for PRE-Flight Flight Simulator. This free downloadable app will allow you to control PRE-Flight models without the bother of cables, configuring, or even waiting for your controller to…


Added by Jose Pena on August 15, 2014 at 5:19am — 7 Comments

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OpenExplorer, a new way to tell mission stories with multimedia

Our friends at OpenROV have launched OpenExplorer, which is a site that combines maps, photos, videos and text to tell the story of mission in a fantastic timeline-based way. It mashes up …


Added by Chris Anderson on August 14, 2014 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

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“TripAdvisor” Wiki for International UAV travel

The Humanitarian UAV Network has just launched a Wiki dedicated to collecting and storing information about international drone laws and regulations. The site includes a section for pilots…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on August 14, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Drone footage of damage in Puna, Hawaii

Drones are being used to capture the damage from Tropical Storm Iselle in Puna both for video and for mapping. Our district is holding up a major election for Senate as well: …


Added by Nick Turner on August 14, 2014 at 12:58am — 1 Comment

Third Person Driving with a drone

Always wanted to try some flying from a moving car, but never thought of driving a car with fpv goggles on, and watching the car form the air. :)

Added by Greg Dronsky on August 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Vulture 2 spaceplane Pixhawk brain surgery

Linus Penzlien (above) is in Spain this week working with Andrew Tridgell on our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2…


Added by Lester Haines on August 13, 2014 at 5:13am — 3 Comments

Designing and building a UAV is not easy

G'day everyone!

Ever thought you started something great but then realise you’re in over your head? Well that’s kinda what we are beginning to feel.

After our first prototype we spent heaps of time refining and developing the design.…


Added by UASys on August 13, 2014 at 1:30am — 22 Comments

Well seems time to be off now.

setup disassembly check

This is actually 3rd time after two manual mode unsuccessfull maidens due to prop fails on this setup.

The basekit is x-uav

it has v-tail mixes allover,

so it moves two channels mixing them.

Now I begin to see too…


Added by Eduard on August 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 19 Comments

22 Ways Drones Will Change Our World - for DIY community feedback/ideas


We have listed 22 Friendly Drones applications.

We welcome application ideas/feedback and aim to include in updates to this article.

The purpose of this article…


Added by on August 12, 2014 at 8:38am — 5 Comments hobby drone usage 2014/08/12

I created dronetrack to help a few pilots track their drones, had no idea thousands of people would start using it!

Here's a rough map showing worldwide usage: My next task is integrating APM remote control via GSM Mobile phone, which is currently going well. It gives the pilot unlimited control range…


Added by Zen Lilje on August 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

T100 Thruster Kickstarter is Live + SolarSurfer Progress

Hello all,

First of all, we wanted to remind everyone that the BlueRobotics T100 Thruster Kickstarter is live starting at 8:30am Pacific time today! The T100 is the first underwater thruster that is affordable for hobbyist…


Added by Rustom Jehangir on August 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 22 Comments

Microsoft Research Brings Kinect-Style Depth Perception to Ordinary Cameras http://

Among Microsoft Research's contributions to SIGGRAPH 2014, a machine learning technique for estimating absolute, per-pixel depth using any conventional monocular 2D camera, with minor hardware modifications. Our approach targets close-range human capture and interaction where dense 3D estimation of hands and faces is desired. We use hybrid…


Added by Paul on August 12, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

"TripAdvisor" for UAV/Drone Travel

The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) promotes the safe and responsible use of UAVs in humanitarian settings. As noted in the network's Code of Conduct, knowing national and local UAV laws is an important aspect…


Added by Patrick Meier on August 12, 2014 at 5:14am — 1 Comment

International Micro Air Vehicle Conference 2014

The Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory (…


Added by microuav on August 12, 2014 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

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