Another great post from Robohub. Excerpt:
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” — a catch phrase that aptly expresses the …
I flew my Arducopter IFR-FPV Sunday!
It was pretty cool once I landed safely back at the takeoff point.
For various reasons which I won't go into, my video camera view became unusable 2 or 3 minutes into the FPV flight in my rural neighborhood, and I found that I had no idea where I…Continue
RK-1 is a wifi enabled mobile robot that you control using your iOS or Android tablet or phone that makes your Arduino projects mobile.
From left: John, Alex, Sam
Our Berkeley office summer interns started work yesterday. Not a bad way to spend the summer!
A very Successful test of the DroidPlanner Android App, connected through a 3DR Radio Kit and the 3DR APM2.5
Before taking off, I ensured that there is a proper connection between the APM and the Tablet and that both devices's GPS is locked. Then I take the drone up and put it in Loiter mode.
Follow Mode must be activated in the Settings of the…Continue
So having started with a Turnigy micro quad and finding that I crash an awful lot and spent more time fixing it than flying, I started building my own frames. Starting with an oversized overweight H-quad (pine wood booms). I simply didn't fly. Really my inexperience of building lightweight flying machines there.
So I rebuilt into a x-quad and drilled the arms out to save some weight. Now I was flying again and I must say, it was pretty good. More robust than…Continue
If you have a story, rant or suggestion about limitations of power products (power supplies, ESC, etc) on your UAV, post it in the comments below. I am specifically interested in feedback or thoughts on shortcomings in the power products that we at 3DR make, so we can incorporate that feedback in the…Continue
The VR Gimbal DEV Board #1 is going in germany :)
Ludwig Färber will be the developer that will receive the first VR 3 axis Gimbal is this is our donation for his great work on :
During my LED-googling, I also ran across the Neopixel light strips. Those are strips made of WS2812 LEDs - RGB LEDs with integrated 2811 controller. Thanks to Adafruit there also is a control library, which makes it reasonably easy to control those things with an Arduino.
Here is an idea of integrated navigation and anti-collision lights for a quad:…Continue
I’m happy to announce the release of our first multirotor drone at Event 38, the Aphex aerial photography platform. This hexacopter is based on the 3DR Hexa frame. It comes ready to fly with a 2-axis stabilizing camera mount for taking aerial photographs. We modified the camera mount so it can now take images…Continue
I was looking for a way to make the ARM and GPS LED signals more visible for quite a while. Ideally, I thought, I could drive high-power LEDs somehow from that outputs. A short question in the comments of my blog post with the LED poles didn't yield any results except the reflex-like pointing to the jDrones JDIO board.
Well, I do have a JDIO board and it's not usable for that…Continue
In full disclosure I work at a company that builds WiFi Access Points, routers etc for enterprises and I just put a hotspot on a drone for fun
So an insufferably "upscale" fishmonger/burger joint in the UK has posted a video on YouTube claiming to show a tray of food being flown to a customer's table on the back of a quad. The quad appears to be a Parrot (or close to one) and it seems that these folks have discovered some secret to carrying massive weight that…Continue
After watching a spectacular showing by the DIY community at the Sparkfun AVC 2013 we let a Falcon take to the air. We took a few photos and put together this quick fly around using 123DCatch of the AVC layout. Enjoy, Chris
I just finished my first actual useful flight trying to do something productive with my DJI Phantom. Very impressed with how it works, although I've done a fair number of modifications to it. Everything you see in the video was shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black, 1080p30. All the flying was done in ATTI mode, except the exterior shot which was in GPS most. Wind was at…Continue