This one is called, er, the "Bad Ass HoverWASP RC Quadcopter". It's created by a team who call themselves "Two Silicon Valley Engineers" but seem to actually live in Reno, Nevada ;-) They want $1050 for the…Continue
Another cool project on Kickstarter. This one is $149 with EEG headband.
Puzzlebox Orbit features a unique spherical design that protects helicopter blades from…
This first part only happens to some..... so skip it if it does not apply
My first problem with this started when downloading it. it apparently didn't recognize the .inf driver file so it associated it with notepad and gave it a .txt extension. of course you normally cant see it because know extensions are hidden. anyways,, after you fix that that, how to get it to run? the old tricks dont work, and I want a permanent one...so I read…
How will you let parents, teachers, administrators and the public know how you're helping education? What kind of…Continue
The secret of photosynthesis
Two researchers at the ANU have used computer modelling to discover a natural method of producing cheap and limitless hydrogen. The chemists have identified the molecular process by which plants photosynthesise, that is, use light to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar.
From Makezine, a good use of a RaspberryPi board to capture and stream video from a balloon:
PublicLaboratory is a fantastic citizen…
Still in the works, but can't resist putting some pictures up.
Key features are:
The solution is a bit of an anti-climax so in short:
I got Loiter to work by re-flashing the firmware.
The longer version:
I built the quad which was a 3DR ArduCopter Quad-B. Everything seemed to work like a charm. It flew like a dream in…Continue
Added by Jon von Weymarn on November 8, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Check the video first:
So I'm flying up at 120m. What then happens is every RC pilots nightmare! Power cuts off from the APM!
Quad drops to about 90m before it wakes up again, then I take it down crazyfast but controlled to 20m, then at 20m it dies again and drops like a rock... hits pavement...3 broken props, all landing gear, 2 bent…Continue
Added by IKE on November 8, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments
MAVProxy is a open source minimalist and plugin-based GCS for Mavlink based autopilots (such as the APM). Until recently, it was only able to run on Linux systems. It has since been updated by Tridge and myself to include full compatibility for Windows systems.
MAVProxy can be found at https://github.com/tridge/MAVProxy and an installation and user's guide is available at…Continue
Making a 3D model of something with pictures isn't something new to most of us, but there have been a lot of people getting into drones recently and I wanted to show something useful you can do with your drone. Autodesk's 123D Catch has a very useful feature not everyone knows about; Once you have your 3D…Continue
My fantasy realized!
(thanks to Robert Lefebvre for the find)
Finally got around to taking pics of my two quads.
The first is my original unit. The frame is an X525 from a kit from GoodLuckBuy. The kit came with everything including a KK board, but I built it with the APM instead. I have since replaced the motors, landing gear, and ESCs. Current…Continue
The sensor is galvanically isolated from the…
Given their impressive flight capabilities, it’s not surprising to see…
We have been working lately with Jason.J and few other people to create first real Open Source ESC that is based on STM32 RISC processors. Just moment a go courier delivered first PCBs to my desk here at jDrones and we are thrilled to see how they start perform after assembly has done for these.
OpenESC pcbs are 35 x 25mm and 4 layers PCBs. Power range…Continue
Avetics (Singapore) develops safe and autonomous UAV technology with responsive interface, intuitive software and smart algorithms for providing affordable, on demand, high resolution aerial imagery for…Continue
Added by k.rusydi85 on November 6, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments
I’ve started designing and 3D Printing UAV fuselages for a friend that’s starting out in the hobby. He uses the “Bixler” type frames with some horizon sensors to get started. As we all know, there seems to be a greater number of tall obstacles as we start flying and it’s been no different for him.