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Community Drones : A Short (unprofessionally made) Clip

Dear all: Thanks lot for all the insights, time, information and most importantly is the spirit that you all share here in DIY Drones. It is just a quick post as I am still in Borneo and not having too good internet connection. We just want to share a short (unprofessionally made) clip that we (hardly) tried to make. I hope it will give you all some information on how far…


Added by Rai on August 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
A clever design exercise in visualizing drone no-fly zones

From Mitchell Sipus, an urban planner doing doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon (scroll down for more good design examples of displaying drone legal and safety…

Added by Chris Anderson on August 25, 2014 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

Get ready to gear up for Reno Air Races!... But wait, there is more!

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Its that time of year Again! The time of year when grown men become antsy and giddy, as we did when we were young children during the holidays. Thats right, it is time to get in gear for Reno Air Races! As a long term spectator of the last remaining…


Added by Justin Martin on August 25, 2014 at 8:05pm — 9 Comments

3D Robotics
Drones in The November Man, new Pierce Brosnan film

From Mashable. Watch the video …


Added by Chris Anderson on August 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

APM:Rover 2.46 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 2.46 of APM:Rover. This is a major release with a lot of new features and bug fixes.

This release is based on a lot of development and testing…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 25, 2014 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

APM:Plane 3.1.0 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.1.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features and bug fixes.

The biggest change in this release is the addition of automatic terrain following. Terrain following allows the autopilot to guide the aircraft over…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 25, 2014 at 1:54pm — 24 Comments

Small UAV Market Driven by Low Costs & High Production Rate

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), often known as drone is a type of aircraft that flies without a human pilot abroad. These types of vehicles are controlled by onboard computers autonomously or with help of a human-operated…


Added by Steve Stark on August 25, 2014 at 4:55am — 3 Comments

LOHAN spaceplane Kickstarter off to a flying start

Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission Kickstarter campaign got off to a flying start over the weekend,…


Added by Lester Haines on August 25, 2014 at 1:06am — No Comments

Drone Delivery: How much would you pay?

In this post I discuss the prospects of consumer product delivery by drones and ask: How much are you willing to pay for the service? There is a survey at the end so you we all can see what the trend is.  I'll post the results later.  PS - this is not sponsored by Amazon.



Added by Colin Snow on August 24, 2014 at 5:16pm — 25 Comments

First UAV Demonstration at a US Air Show (with FAA Consent!)

Falcon taxing for takeoff (photo by Constantin Diehl)

Falcon Unmanned is pleased to have demonstrated Falcon and Falcon Hover at this weekends Rocky Mountain Airshow in Greeley Colorado.  This was the first time in the US that a UAV without a military…


Added by cmiser on August 24, 2014 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

VR micro Brain 5: The micro drone invasion began. Totally autonomous (VR Leash and integrated telemetry) , lightweight <1kg , reliable, equipped with VR micro gimbal and full HD camera.

Follow different frame and drone configuration : Quad , Hexa , Okto and Plane . The VR Lab Team and member of Virtualrobotix community test all this configuration and send…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 24, 2014 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Iris Plus


Added by RC on August 24, 2014 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

Flone, a drone for social innovation

Hi DIY Community,

I would like to share this video with some of the things we've done in one year of development of the project…


Added by lot on August 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Brookfield East Tech Club Kickstarter Failed, Moving to IndeGoGo

Due to a lack of Crowdsourcing experience and an unreachable goal, The BE High School Tech Club Kickstarter was unsuccessful. Of our 1000$ goal, we raised 286$. With 6 days to go, it is not going to happen. But thanks to all who donated! DIYDrones was our single biggest supporter, at 43% by pledge…


Added by Tim V on August 23, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

World Record Flight Achieved Using 3DR Electronics and Tiger Rotors

Two flights were achieved to demonstrate that multi-rotor aircraft can stay in the air carrying a payload for a long period of time.  While 20 minute flights were considered long in 2014, these demonstration flights show that 1 hour flights can be the norm.  Imagine the increase in commercial…


Added by Forrest Frantz on August 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 27 Comments

The "T" copter family of 3D printed drones is growing!

The are now four models in the "T" copter series: three quads and a coaxial six - all FREE for download from

I've also just done a short video series following the build of the…


Added by Brendan22 on August 22, 2014 at 8:21pm — 6 Comments

Interest Groups Simultaneously File Three Lawsuits Challenging FAA's UAV Interpretation

AP: Three lawsuits have been filed today challenging the FAA interpretation that effectively blocks commercial UAV operators as well as FPV flyers of any kind.

The lawsuits were filed by the …


Added by Dan Murray on August 22, 2014 at 1:34pm — 9 Comments

algorithm to help drones monitor their own health in real time and alternative path find while on mission

Boeing sponsored research at  MIT where Agha-mohammadi and pals have developed a new algorithm based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDP) that allows self monitoring of the vehicles health status in real time and alternative pathfinding, accessing recharging stations and landing zones if needed during mission execution.  The paper will be presented the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and…


Added by Austin H on August 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

LOHAN spaceplane mission relocates to Spaceport America

The forces of bureaucratic darkness have obliged us to relocate the planned launch of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America in New Mexico.

You can…


Added by Lester Haines on August 22, 2014 at 8:09am — 9 Comments

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