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3D Robotics
Last-sell for many legacy 3DR product

Hello everyone,


As you know, 3DR released Solo nearly a year ago and since then has been firmly focused on extending its capabilities. While many of our legacy products, including IRIS+ and X8+,…


Added by Andy Jensen on January 28, 2016 at 4:00pm — 108 Comments

DroneKit for STEM education; coming to a school near you

A great example from the folks at Beaumont college of what DroneKit opens up for…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on January 28, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Grand View research reveals the global UAV Payload Market size will reach $6.34 billion

The new report published by Grand View research reveals the global UAV Payload Market size will reach $6.34 billion by 2022. Drones are gradually becoming popular in the commercial sector as well in the military sector. …


Added by Katrina Rosen on January 28, 2016 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

Preparing Auto Missions Using Python


A sample mission created using python

Too long, didn't read: For complex autonomous flights, create missions using python instead of…


Added by unnamed idea on January 28, 2016 at 2:39am — 14 Comments

Ardupilot 2.5 Artwork

Ardupilot 2.5… vintage, open-source artwork for the wall.…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on January 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Drone Racing League - Public Debut

Happy to share the public launch of something I helped to create! It is really exciting and encouraging to see my concept come to life in the hands of Nick Horbaczewski and the DRL Team with the public launch today of The Drone Racing League ! Can't wait to see how far they take it this year!…


Added by Dan Kanes on January 26, 2016 at 11:30am — 18 Comments

Galileo arrived with recent FW update for u-blox 8 series users

Finally, we can use 5 more SAT's for GNSS. Fresh news from u-blox>

Thalwil, Switzerland - January 26, 2016 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the release of a new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform.

u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports…


Added by Gabor H on January 26, 2016 at 3:00am — 29 Comments

Drone Flight Area Control

Drone Flight Area Control is a scalable drone management system which allows users to efficiently delegate tasks to fleets of varied UAVs, that was built for Hack Arizona and won best overall, best in software and third in…


Added by Mark Omo on January 25, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Improving motor and propeller performance: theory and application (part1)

As promised, here is part 1 of our series on motor and propeller theory. Part 1 covers the coil magnet model, Kirchhoff's law for a motor, Back EMF, Kv, Kt, and motor efficiency.

By the end of the first video, you should really understand why is a motor is inefficient and the relation between electrical power, heat and mechanical power. The motor model is…


Added by Charles Blouin on January 25, 2016 at 4:27pm — 18 Comments

SmartAP 3.0 Pro Flight Controller

SmartAP 3.0 Pro Autopilot is the high-level flight control system for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with the capability of fully autonomous flight including take off, waypoints flight and landing. The hardware core is powered by STM32F4 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics, 9-axis Inertial Measurement…


Added by Kirill on January 25, 2016 at 3:13pm — 78 Comments

T-5 Months and Counting to GSA1

What's GSA1? It's the first, of hopefully many, Global Synchronized Autonomy(GSA) events celebrating planetary technical solidarity. It's the opportunity to start/trigger your favorite autonomous systems using any time synchronized device. What are…


Added by earthpatrol on January 25, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

PointBox (Beta)

Dear community: Geobit is delighted to introduce PointBox, a new service to publish and share point cloud…


Added by José on January 25, 2016 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

A Russian First? Droneboarding!

In what may be the first example of multirotors and snowboards, this young person (and the pilot) make the best of two worlds combined.

The quad has excellent blade tip coverage and was a DIY project.

His build log is located…


Added by R. D. Starwalt on January 25, 2016 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
Trebuchet drone launcher

Not sure why this is better than throwing, but perhaps it handles bigger planes better? At any rate, it's a clever design.

Added by Chris Anderson on January 23, 2016 at 6:48pm — 15 Comments

3D Robotics
Update: 3DR Webinar for Drones in Enterprise -- Public Safety

Quick update to the program: The webinar will now be led by Marty Herrin, Chief of the Williamson County, TX, Hazmat team, and John Buell, peace officer in Austin.

This is the first session of 3DR’s new enterprise webinar series…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on January 23, 2016 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Pirates! UAV Solutions violates Open Source Licenses

I noticed earlier today that William Davidson was promoting UAV Solutions as a place to purchase telemetry radios. Just as Tridge called out Paul Whitespy from Ready to Fly Quads…


Added by Craig Elder on January 23, 2016 at 12:00pm — 119 Comments

New features: FlightZoomer 2.0 adds 14 automatic flight modes to Pixhawk flight controllers

This video is a showcase in which I provide an overview of the capabilities and usage of the 14 additional autoflight modes which will come with the upcoming release of FlightZoomer (version…


Added by Martin Rüedi on January 23, 2016 at 3:35am — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
Range testing the ESP8266 Wifi module

Those $3 Wifi modules can be extended to surprisingly good range with the right antenna. From Hackaday:

With progress slowly being made on turning the ESP8266 UART to WiFi module into something great, there…


Added by Chris Anderson on January 22, 2016 at 3:32pm — 13 Comments

Arrow Drone - The FPV Racing Drone: An Entry Level Racing Drone That the Pros Will Love, Too

Please support our Kickstarter Arrow Drone campaign!

One of the printers we use for prototyping / manufacturing. This is the BIGREP ONE, the most advanced big FFF printer!

We are using bionic structure to make the Arrow Drone stable…


Added by Josua Benner on January 22, 2016 at 1:19pm — 36 Comments

3000 commercial drone operators in the USA - very soon

Tiaan at sUAS News has recently updated our interactive map of all the current 333 holders ahead of our first guide coming out.

From watching how things grow we can see that the FAA can handle about 300 and a…


Added by Gary Mortimer on January 22, 2016 at 2:00am — 10 Comments

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