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Quaternium HYBRiX at XPONENTIAL 2017

Hi Guys!

This year we will be at XPONENTIAL 2017 (May 8-11, Dallas). We have a small booth for startups. We are very excited because it is the first fair we attend in the United States.…


Added by Jose Luis Cortes on March 22, 2017 at 10:17am — 3 Comments

Atomo is Like LEGO for Electronics

Cool Atomo prototyping kits from HK.

"There are a number modules, including I/O boards, network expansion boards and even power supplies for bigger projects. For example, the project below has four I/O adapters and a power supply all connected to a Raspberry Pi. This means you can do some really interesting things with robotics and even…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on March 21, 2017 at 4:54am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
RaspberryPi hits 12.5m boards sold

From The Verge:

The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 17, 2017 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Rugerized flight controller with pixhawk inside

We long ago decided that the controller of the Hybrix20 was going to be a Pixhawk. Some customers tell us that Pixhawk is not the right platform for our product but we would like to work on those few things that are missing to fit a drone of these features.



Added by Jose Luis Cortes on March 17, 2017 at 10:17am — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
DroneClash takes brings full destruction to drone racing

Nice to see a 3DR Iris+ there, but I'm slight afraid it got totally destroyed afterward ;-) Check out DroneClash for more mayhem. Looks fun!

In a real life video game of sorts, four teams will battle simultaneously. They can use as many drones as they like, but each…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 17, 2017 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

RTK GPS for Land Survey and Aerial Photography Service

Precis RTK system is being used for some pretty cool stuff. Mr. Stephen Noble, owner of Drone Surveying, used Precis RTK boards to provide land survey and aerial photography service in Australia. By leveraging L1/L2 GPS frequencies for accuracy and reliability, when fixed in RTK or PPK mode, their equipment provides centimeter absolute accuracy.…


Added by Tersus GNSS on March 17, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - DJI Phantom 4

Here at SPH Engineering we have a fleet of various drones we use for diverse research and development projects as well as testing new releases of UgCS.

When it comes to using drones for land surveying, mapping or 3D reconstructions, flight precision plays an important role. This is why we decided to test the precision of different drones to see how well they compare to one another. For that we prepared a short photogrammetry mission in UgCS to see how well does the…


Added by Kristaps Brass on March 17, 2017 at 7:58am — 2 Comments

XCSOAR tracker

Hi, this is my first DRONE project. I make a cheap GPS tracker for DRONE. Here are some pictures, any questions you can ask me :)

Protocol: UART

Speed: 9600 bit/s…


Added by Ivan Buhatic on March 17, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
New Beaglebone Blue board designed for robotics

There's much to like in the new Beaglebone Blue board. Along with the usual Beaglebone processing power and Linux support, it has built-in IMU sensors, good WiFi, proper connectors and (for rovers) motor…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 16, 2017 at 3:14pm — 14 Comments

After 3 years of not making money on drones, I quit

sUAV technology is now on a plateau, anyone could build a drone to bid a contract, and fooling customer with flight time, or lowering price by incapable hardware. Lily fails, Parrot is cutting jobs, This market is NOT healthy.

Even worse, an average user still crash their DJIs a lot: flying a dji from balcony…


Added by Jerry Giant on March 13, 2017 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

Senate’s drone hysteria would ban Amazon and UPS drone deliveries in Montana

Missoulian article

Drone Over Butte

Montanans anticipating the day when their medicine, packages or even a pizza will be delivered via drone are in for a rude awakening if a new law that passed the Montana Senate severely restricting drone flights in Montana airspace…


Added by Pepper Petersen on March 13, 2017 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

Post 3. MAAXX-Europe. Image processing for line following.

In this short blog series I’m outlining the hardware and software of The Groundhog, my entry into the recent MAAXX-Europe autonomous drone competition held at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

In this post I shall overview the approach taken to the image…


Added by Mike Isted on March 13, 2017 at 10:49am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Crumpling drones do less harm to themselves and what they hit when they crash

From The Verge:

Of all of the weird and wonderful ways nature creates resilient bodies, perhaps the most underappreciated is simply being so squidgy your problems just bounce off you. Well, a group…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 13, 2017 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Hybrid vehicle. Mayden flight of Cyfoam.

The Cyfoam is a hybrid vehicle developed at ENAC Drone Lab. The aircraft is a foamy, with a 3D printed fuselage, version of the composite-made Cyclone, i.e., before risking the expensive one, we committed the first flights with this foamy version. 

The vehicle is powered by the new…


Added by Hector Garcia de Marina on March 13, 2017 at 2:56am — 9 Comments

Battery packs for EVs, autonomous rovers, multi-wheel robots, heavy-lift utility electric vehicle

Handmade to order - battery packs suitable for EVs, autonomous rovers, multi-wheel robots, heavy-lift utility electric vehicle.

Designed & assembled in the Netherlands by CMIUTA Electric Company.

Web site: …


Added by Cristian Miuta on March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Delivery drones take to the sidewalks in DC

Delivery Drones Take DC via Irish news

Robots are now delivering takeaways in Washington DC

Robots are now delivering takeaways in Washington DC Robots are now delivering takeaways in Washington DC…


Added by Pepper Petersen on March 11, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments

Montana Drone ban could send drones into nosedive, opponents say

We have been lobbying hard against the proposed MT drone ban. Here's the latest story on the ban and our efforts to stop it.MT Drone Ban GF Tribune

Heidi pic

HELENA – The state Senate on Wednesday tentatively approved a bill regarding unmanned aerial vehicles, putting forth a proposal that opponents say fly in the face of federal…


Added by Pepper Petersen on March 9, 2017 at 10:16pm — 4 Comments

X-UAV “Clouds” maiden flight - full auto take-off - Arduplane 3.7

This is the maiden flight of the latest X-UAV model : "Clouds". It is a V-Tail fixed wing platform, similar to their previous model "Talon".

It runs Arduplane 3.7 on a Pixhawk1 (I try to get a Pixhawk2 for months without any success...Frustrating).

I was supposed to have a flight buddy who would throw the plane while I would hold…


Added by Hugues on March 8, 2017 at 12:21pm — 8 Comments

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