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Arducopter , Arduplane and Ardurover firmware based on AP_HAL library are now available on VRBrain for beta testing


After an hard work  VR Lab team finish the porting of AP_HAL library to VRBRAIN.

Now we start doing first test on Arducopter rev 3.0 and Arduplane 2.71 . 

Emile yet start to do first test on Arducopter rev 3.0 the great news is  that in the next week we start to doing the first test of…


Added by Roberto Navoni on April 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

T3 Qube results

This T3 round was really quite the thing. As such everybody gets a prize! Chris assures me that the 3DR T shirts are very cool. So far he has failed…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Hyundai Flying Car

Not sure I have picked the right named  rotor number for this one. I called it a hexadecagon. 

A chap said of an ultralight pilot that I knew after flying over a large body of water (Irish Sea) in a very very dodgy aircraft. "Balls the size of melons and a brain the size of a pea" 

I don't think I would have sat in this, especially…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 20, 2013 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Vibration changes

Initially I started with this setup:

Initial Setup

Now with top shelf added:

When I attached the top support sheet, removing the receiver from the top of the APM…


Added by Scott on April 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

What Drones Can Do for You

A clique of 25 vineyard owners and farmers, always looking for ways to economize, had gathered on a Wednesday in November at an experimental winery owned by the University of California (Davis). There, at 11 a.m., they watched an unmanned helicopter called RMax lift off from a small grassy field. It…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 20, 2013 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

project, step by step instructions to build your drone.

Hello everyone,

Today I want to share a new initiative that I have, is the creation of a blog where I colacare the instructions step by step how to build drones. instructions will be specific for each type of aircraft, that have ensured that many frustrations with generic information that sometimes requires previous conocimeinto to build a drone. My goal is that…


Added by jim C. on April 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

A New Battery Technology will allow Potentially Higher Endurance For RC Aircraft !!


The future of RC surely looks promising ...I cant wait to fly with new packs that allow me to fly longer, weigh lighter and most importantly charge faster ...How would a couple of hours of flight time sound like to FPV Fanatics?? Just SUPREME !! .....I was even thinking of air to air battery charging just like air to air refueling..24 hour endurance for MAV's how awesome would that be? ...lets hope these batteries can charge faster than they discharge the…


Added by AKcopter on April 20, 2013 at 3:00am — 11 Comments

Flip and spiral death from 100m, solved

I recently had my 4th in-flight motor shutdown on my old 3DR Quad - I think I've finally figured it out so I thought I'd share the story so others can check for the same problem as well as show some logfile diagnosis.

My earlier flip deaths were from quite low so I…


Added by Andrew Chapman on April 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Arduino-Controlled Outlaw Pinewood Derby Racer

By Matt Spradley

In the Cub Scout outlaw pinewood derby, anything goes as long as the car fits on the track.

Frankencar is an Arduino-controlled, 400-Watt torque monster that smokes the competition. It was pieced together using VEX Robotics…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 19, 2013 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

RoboGames: The Mayhem Starts Tomorrow



The video above is a great example of the sort of action you’ll see at RoboGames. Tomorrow kicks off the 10th year of the event, a three-day extravaganza of robots…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 19, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

NASA International Space Apps Challenge

This weekend in over 75 cities, NASA is hosting the Space Apps Challenge. Citizens from around the world will collaborate to tackle challenges relevant to improving life on Earth and the exploration of space.

In New York City, our friends from the…

Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 19, 2013 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

My handmade CF quadcopter

Hi All,

I just wanted to share my experience from the last 1+ years improving my quad, I hope not to bore you. :D

Also, I am open for any cool suggestions from any of you.

The main objective until now, has been to build all parts needed for this quad by myself, to not to depend on spare parts that needs to be bought from Hong Kong…


Added by Tono on April 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Servo steering mount, PV charge controller, and other progress

     The picture to the right is a small photovoltaic charge controller in the tractor (right).


It was made by lyncom around 2001 a company possibly purchased by Kyocera.  It is pretty much a toy, but the resin encapsulation is similar to higher end charge controllers such as USA made…


Added by Liam Honecker on April 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

FPV Camera Mount

I can't be the only one who has had some trouble coming up with a good way to mount an FPV camera on their quad. So I designed a simple snap together mount that I would like to share! This thing presses together and glues to your frame with some hot glue. It weighs 5 grams. I designed it with universal (should…


Added by Ted Van Slyck on April 18, 2013 at 8:44pm — 4 Comments

The New 3DR Store Has Landed!

You've likely already received a message in your inbox to set up your new store account at

We're moving to a new, open source, more flexible platform called …


Added by John C. on April 18, 2013 at 3:54pm — 21 Comments

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Restricting Police Drone Use

Published April 18, 2013 - Associated Press

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill limiting law enforcement agencies' use of the remotely…


Added by Joshua Johnson on April 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Vacuum Formed, Water Proof, Battle Quad Project

Here are a few pics of a recent project - a inexpensive DIY vacuum-formed styrene quad frame that can take any abuse thrown at it.  So far it has survived flying in a downpour, falling from great heights and getting hit with a barrage of paintballs - and it's survived it all with no problems.  Today we're testing water take-off's and landings.  Wish us luck...…


Added by Marque Cornblatt on April 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 26 Comments

My first guided flight.

This was my first guided flight a couple of months ago, just getting around to posting it.  Video is shot with my iPhone in hand, make sure to view in HD.

Added by Jeff L on April 18, 2013 at 9:11am — 7 Comments

Equipping Teens with a Hands-On approach to Robots

Hello, I am Frank Magazu. I am 16 years old and go to school in Pasco, Florida. I make robots with the Arduino and got interviewed by my school district. Here is a video of me. Thanks for helping me become proficient at robotics as well as electronics and programing in…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:42am — 3 Comments

School’s “Drone Lab” reimagines possibilities for UAVs

Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s the sound of the future, in the form of small student-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

This semester, a small team of School of Information students is experimenting with…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

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