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3D Robotics
Arduino announces a shipping date for ARM-based DUE

At Maker Faire NYC this weekend, Arduino's Massimo Banzi announced that the long-awaited ARM-based Arduino, called the DUE, would be out in November.




Added by Chris Anderson on October 3, 2012 at 7:00am — 41 Comments



Hi all,

I just want to share with the DIYdrones community my project GuerrillaDrone. It's a Y6 copter with a onboard beamer for video projections in the public space.

As you know in Spain we have a strong crisis with a massive injection of money to the banks meanwhile thousands of people are evicted frome their houses, so the…


Added by lot on October 3, 2012 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Russian companies FilmAndFly & produced two Aerial 360 panoramas of Yekaterinburg from hexacopter

Russian companies produced two Aerial 360 panoramas of Yekaterinburg from hexacopter.

View from the Iset river to the sports palace on north riverside, the drama theatre and state…


Added by Sergey Mishin on October 3, 2012 at 4:24am — 5 Comments

France permits UA flight out to 100km

Yep you read it right, historic day for sUAS everywhere. Oh except in America ;-) 

French Civil Aviation Authority, the DGAC, awarded Delair-Tech the first authorisation ever issued to a UAS company in France, for a civil UAS to fly over 100 km in French airspace.

Delair-Tech is based in Toulouse and specialised in the design and manufacturing of long…


Added by Gary Mortimer on October 3, 2012 at 2:44am — 6 Comments

The first drone certified by the French Civil Aviation Authority for long flights

This is a big step towards the legal use of drones I believe. I never heard of this company but it seems they've been working hard with a nice focus. Nice design too with the small exchangeable 'sensor' bay. More info on the certification can be fount at …


Added by Kris Nackaerts on October 3, 2012 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
CanberraUAV (ArduPlane) wins Outback Challenge!

Congrats to Tridge and the CanberraUAV team for winning the 2012 Outback Challenge! The official results have just been…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — 44 Comments

3D Robotics
My new book, "Makers" (including lots on DIY Drones and 3D Robotics), is out today!

My new book launches today! You can get it here (hardcover or Kindle)

If you liked The Long Tail, my first book, you'll love this. It's about…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — 26 Comments

Project: Introducing Box-T (ArduRover)

Name: Box-T

Function: Patrol Robot

I put Box-T together to keep an eye on my garden. We’ve got a variety of creatures that like the vegetables as much as we do, so when a creature comes into the garden, it’s Box-T’s job to chase them out.

He's not pretty, but I can disassemble and…


Added by Rich Maynard on October 2, 2012 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Wiki Ninja
Elk Grove Sunset Cruisin'

Sunset flight made possible by APM 1.4 on my trusty…


Added by Gent Armedo on October 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


Hi all, here is what you can expect from that plateforme with 10 amp ESC and KDA 20/26

Added by patrice.rance on October 2, 2012 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

V4 Attopilot in the works!

Development Update, V4.0 Autopilot from Dean Goedde on Vimeo.


This system sounds promising!

Added by Petroni on October 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Geoception: Command and Control Drones in Google Earth

Hello everyone, I'm making a new video game that lets you fly combat drones around in Google Earth and blow stuff up.

Please check out my project page for details.  This game won't get made if drone geeks like you won't support it!…


Added by Geoception on October 1, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

3D Printed Quad Copter

I finally received my Makerbot Replicator ( and I am VERY impressed. After printing a handful of objects off of Thingiverse and dialing in my printer I promptly began work on my version of 3D printed quadcopter. I had a fair bit of practice using Google Sketchup from time is spent designing a…


Added by Mike Bristol on September 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — 69 Comments

Voltage and Current monitoring for a South Carolina Arducopter


Using EC3 connections on my quad was a good idea...except when it applied to the AttoPilot 90A sensor from SparkFun. The goal for adding this sensor to the system was to be able to remove it cleanly if needed. The sensor pcb design was…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on September 30, 2012 at 12:24pm — 13 Comments

3D Robotics
New issue of IEEE Robotics journal does deep comparison of ArduCopter, other open source FCs

Doug Weibel writes:

I just got the most recent issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine, which has a theme of quadcopters as robotics research platforms.  There is a large article describing the various attitude estimation and control algorithms used in Arducopter, OpenPilot, Paparazzi, Pikhawk,…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 30, 2012 at 6:22am — 9 Comments

Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone (Kickstarter)

I just want to give a shout about a Kickstarter project that I think deserve some…


Added by John Arne Birkeland on September 29, 2012 at 10:50am — 11 Comments

DIY Carbon H-Frame Quadcopter

(More construction…


Added by Graham Dyer on September 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 23 Comments

Switching between X-Mode & Plus-Mode using Transmitter sticks only

HefnyCopter Firmware works in KKv2.1 as in the demo

can switch between X-Mode & Plus-Mode.

there is also HefnyCopter2 that works on KK2 it has more new features:

1- BuddyMode…


Added by MHefny on September 29, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Hi tech shock absorber legs for multicopters.

I made up these hi tech shock absorber legs for my grandsons quad we are building.  Considering the hours I often spend to find a better design for making copter legs that don't disintegrate on every hard landing, It took me about 10 min to stop laughing from the simplicity of the brilliance of this light bulb…


Added by John Campen on September 29, 2012 at 12:30am — 10 Comments

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