TinyScreen is a tiny customizable display. Play games, get notifications from your phone and display useful information. It just launched on Kickstarter and met its funding goal in under 8 hours.…
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As many of you might already be familiar with, Walkera has recently been using a variation of the Ardupilot platform in their recent multicopters. But I think that the latest release, the Scout X4 seems to be using all the cool features of arducopter such as follow me, and…Continue
They're getting smaller, lighter and now also cheaper. The SF10/C, short range (0-25m) laser altimeter for multicopters and small UAVs is now in production. Suitable for low level hovering control, auto landing and collision…Continue
Via Intel's "Make it Wearable" contest, meet Nixie, a quadcopter that you wear like a bracelet. At the press of a button, it unfolds, captures your dronie and returns, to be strapped to your wrist again
after some years of absence from the portfolio of the esc VR, I present the new design.
We made choices very conservative to have 27 and 50 amp ESC from 4s to 6s ... we are doing tests and validations necessary because this is a very delicate component.
Here are the first photos and video of the first test.…
Hey guys i have been keeping an eye on the thermal imaging market trends. Recently FLIR launched their new thermal imaging camera for the iphone 5!! Thermal cameras traditionally sell for thousands of dollars for even an entry level unit but with the introduction of the FLIR ONE thermal camera these prices are…Continue
This is part two of a two part series where we expand on our Master's projects at UC Berkeley. Sponsored by 3D Robotics Research & Development, and working with the Cyber Physical Cloud Computing research group, we looked into possible commercial applications of drone technology and worked on a few sub-projects that we felt would help or enable companies developing products around drones.…Continue
Today we present our first product - Zubax GNSS. It is a high-performance open source positioning module for outdoor environments with doubly redundant UAVCAN bus interface. It's the right choice for any UAV or robotic application where safety, positioning accuracy and cost efficiency are paramount.
Being UAVCAN-interfaced, Zubax GNSS can be used out…Continue
Some of our latest work in Spain, photogrammetry for surveying work in archeology, classical topography and microtopography for the study of erosion phenomena in soils, and studies with near-infrared camera on riparian forests. The flights were performed with UAV-Mentor3 (fixed wing) and multicóptero (rotary wing).…Continue
First off, we want to thank the great DIYDrones, Amateur UAV, and RC community. Without your guys input and support, a project like this wouldn't be possible.
The Albatross airframe has undergone many aerodynamic, structural, and aesthetic changes. Most recent changes include, reduced airframe…Continue
Ardupilot for the win! APM lead developer Andrew ("Tridge") Tridgell's CanberraUAV team with a 3D Robotics Pixhawk autopilot completed all the challenges and scored an impressive victory in this premier UAV competition.
Congratulations to Canberra UAV and indeed all the teams…Continue
Write manuals, get an N number for your airframe apply for a COA and the pilot needs a PPL.
What took them so long!
In their applications, the firms said the operators will hold private pilot certificates, keep the UAS within line of sight at all times and restrict flights to the “sterile area” on the set. In…Continue
I got my hands on a small thermal imaging camera for testing purposes.
I installed it on my hexacopter and took it out for a flight this evening.
resolution: 384 x 288
8 - 14 um spectral range
analog video out
I am looking forward to test the new model (second…Continue
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As the Federal Aviation Administration prepares new guidelines for the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the U.S. national airspace, startups and…Continue
The government plans to grant waivers to seven movie and television companies to use small unmanned aircraft in filmmaking, the first permits for commercial…Continue
i'd like to share my latest development, this is for testing further AntennaTracker code developments.
The current part is an upgrade to my Portable…Continue
These Bormatec MAJA and Cam-FLyer Q will be used for inspection, mapping, aerial images and surveillance at Aarhus University, Denmark at the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture in Foulum. Aarhus University, Foulum
Both planes have now been assembled and ready for manual flight, waiting for components like GPS, telemetry, autopilot and different sensors ordered from 3DR. The smaller…Continue
Mamba UAV-p 370 RTF
Vibration Isolation, wire routing…Continue