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Google Cardboard Head-Up Display for Android

Google Cardboard your Drone!

This is a new Android App for running a Heads Up Display on a SmartPhone using Google Cardboard glasses to hold the smart phone.

I have posted a free version on dropbox…


Added by Patrick Duffy on July 12, 2016 at 2:26pm — 15 Comments

Silkopter FC

[Updated the PCB/SCH with the latest version:

- added a diode…


Added by JeanLeFlambeur on July 10, 2016 at 5:00am — 25 Comments

Euro 2016 Final - Drotek specials Discounts

As we are so happy about our national football team, Drotek will offer a 5% discount on our entire store for people who sign up at before kick-off (Sunday 9 pm, French…


Added by DROTEK on July 8, 2016 at 12:42pm — 18 Comments

VR-Eye Spherical vision camera

This is a single lens spherical vision camera capable of streaming 360 x 240 degrees Field of View (FOV) video. It is optimized for drones and robotics due to its small size and weight.


The viewer can visualize the live or recorded stream as either a 3D georegistered video…


Added by MAGnet Systems on July 8, 2016 at 11:02am — 49 Comments

sUAS Guide #2 - Its free!

As the first half of 2016 screams into the rear view mirror, sUAS News brings you sUAS Guide Issue 2. Lots of happenings in the last few weeks including the FAA finalizing the Part 107 ‘small UAS Rule’, which we will see come into effect in August this year. A great step forward to foster the growth of more commercial…


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 7, 2016 at 9:34am — No Comments

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: International Drone Photography Contest 2016

Dronestagram, the first social network dedicated to aerial photography has just announced the …


Added by Veronika Dichtlerova on July 6, 2016 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Using the new geofencing feature with the 3DR Solo

Here's a primer on custom geofencing with Solo, which has never been easier. It has just been released in the new 3DR Solo app for iOS and will be coming to Android…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 5, 2016 at 6:00pm — 18 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones at 79,000 members -- time to move to a new platform?

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 79,000!

Despite the site being on-and-off down for nearly a week over the past two month as you can see on the right side of the traffic graph…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 5, 2016 at 3:00pm — 29 Comments

4th of July sale on Navio2 autopilot and Reach RTK kit

The deal lasts only for 48 hours - do not miss the offer!


If you are upgrading your fleet to Linux-based autopilots or would like to install RTK navigation or do precision mapping - we have deals…


Added by Emlid on July 4, 2016 at 2:27pm — 14 Comments

Group flights of drones with RTK GPS and real-life precision of RTK receiver as main navigation aid

Lately we have been experimenting a lot with drones equipped with RTK GNSS receivers.

In our setup we used North Surveying RTKite receivers together with Pixhawk flight controllers.

This is a short video with fully automatic flight of 2 drones using RTK GPS. Initial distance between drones was 2…


Added by Kristaps Brass on July 4, 2016 at 1:12am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Smart RTL comes to PX4

When it's time for a drone to fly itself home, we for years settled for a a straight line back, "as the crow flies". That's obviously inadequate, since there could easily be a tree or large building in the way. So 3DR improved that with Solo, with the "Rewind" feature, which finds the…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 3, 2016 at 9:15pm — 9 Comments

3D Robotics
BAE wants to grow drones in vats

From BAE, the ultimate DIY Drone:

Ahead of this years' Farnborough International Airshow, engineers and scientists at BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow have outlined their current thinking about military…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 3, 2016 at 8:24pm — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
ADS-B now supported in beta 3.4 APM software for copter and planes

Native support for the uAvionix PingX ADS-B receiver is now available in beta of the 3.4 code for Copter, Plane and Helicopter.  Below is the procedure for loading the firmware on your Pixhawk/APM autopilot to visualize ADS-B compliant…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 3, 2016 at 5:01pm — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
July 4th sale on 3DR Solo: $479 without gimbal, $599 with gimbal

Just for the next day -- get it while you can!


Comes with the latest 2.4 software with such features as Smart Rewind RTL, Panos,…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 3, 2016 at 3:55pm — 47 Comments

Flight test of HYBRiX multicopter with a fully automatic mission using Tower APP

First flight tests of full automatic flight plan from take off to landing. We are using Tower. You can see the whole process on the video: flight plan generation, combustion engine start, drone arming from the tablet and mission launch.

I hope you like it!
Jose Luis Cortes

Added by Jose Luis Cortes on July 3, 2016 at 2:03pm — 9 Comments

Machine-vision prototyping with HackflightSim + OpenCV

This video shows a test flight of the HackflightSim quadcopter flight simulator, with a new feature: a simulated "companion board" (Raspberry…


Added by Simon D. Levy on July 3, 2016 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

FlightZoomer 2.0 is released!

Until now I have presented only videos with the beta version of FlightZoomer release 2. But now the final version is completed and published. The apps are…


Added by Martin Rüedi on July 3, 2016 at 4:28am — 8 Comments

Review & history of flight controllers for FPV racing (MultiiWii branch)

I was going to refresh my old FPV 250 racer built two years ago with an "old" Naze board and an "old" baseflight firmware. Not surprisingly, the whole firmware landscape has changed dramatically and I had to investigate quite a bit to bring me up to date with current states of affairs (lots of new firmware versions, new flight controller…


Added by Hugues on July 3, 2016 at 1:52am — 18 Comments

MAAXX Europe UAV 'Racing'

I wanted to give this website some visibility so that:

  • It might create some interest within the community
  • More people are likely to enter
  • We can help define some rules a little more clearly



Added by Phill Scott on July 2, 2016 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

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