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Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!

Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project aims to return the electronics on board a weather balloon autonomously instead of drifting away on a parachute. My Project Log series aims to provide short sweet and to the point updates to said project. Heres the most recent one:

Heres some background:

Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project…

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Added by Tarik Agcayazi on October 10, 2017 at 12:39pm — 10 Comments

Is it possible to beat drone jammers?

Hi everyone,



I just made a bet with some local professional jammer manufacturer who is too confident with their product. 

I'll take them out if I can manage a flyaround over their premises.

Their product is no joke though. As far as I could understand, it scans the entire spectrum and jams the suspectable frequencies but obviously there's something more to it which they won't tell me.…

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Added by eUGENE on October 9, 2017 at 3:30am — 28 Comments

Xiaomi 4k Drone Version VS 1080P Version

As we know, Xiaomi drone 1080P released on 25th May 2016, and 3rd March 2017 Xiaomi finally announced its 4K version drone. So what’s the difference between Xiaomi Drone 4K version and 1080P version?

First of all, let's see comparison chart.

For appearance to distinguish them is the golden LOGO and aureate ventilation holes.The 1080P version of Mi Drone uses a color palette of white and orange.The 4K version of Mi Drone has a color palette of white and…

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Added by Jimmyscott on October 9, 2017 at 1:36am — No Comments

3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera

3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera,coming soon...



This 3-axis gimbal is specially designed for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera,micro HDMI port and 10pin JST have been fed to a wiring hub which will give you a very clean and simple wiring.

Demo…

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Added by yangdaonline on October 6, 2017 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Major New Raspbian Stretch Release for Navio with ArduCopter-3.5 and ROS Kinetic

Hello DIYDrones Community,

We wanted to share with you the long-awaited Raspbian Stretch for Navio2!

Here’s the…

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Added by Emlid on October 6, 2017 at 11:25am — 1 Comment


3D Robotics
Blimpduino flies again!

Ten years after this site started with its first project, a robotic blimp called Blimpduino, two long time friends here, Jordi Munoz and Jose Julio, are relaunching it in a new improved form. It's called, unsurprisingly, Blimpduino 2.0, and you can see the progress here

The is new…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 3, 2017 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

FlytBase to Unveil its AI Platform for Drones, Today!





FlytBase will be releasing its AI platform for drone applications at the Drone World Expo, San Jose, on 3rd October 2017. FlytBase has built the world’s first IoT platform…

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Added by Achal Negi on October 3, 2017 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Allec the Submarine Robot

 

Dear TechPeople and Gadget-Lovers, listen up.

We need your feedback and support for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, launching our one-of-a-kind submarine robot. We developed it for spicing up a day at the beach, exploring or examining caves and grottos around you, or whatever makes you day a little more exiting – We provide…

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Added by SupportiveRobotics on October 3, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Video Streaming via Wifi from DroneePilot to Mission Planner

Thanks to RaspberryPi community it has realy reach sources to start to work on a project.)   As we have 8Mp camera for RaspberryPi why not to stream video from drone to Mission planner via Wifi, it is low cost and you just need to plug into USB port on DroneePilot. 

I found many posts about Wifi video streaming from RPi to…

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Added by Tomi Piriyev on October 2, 2017 at 11:38am — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
"MVP" computer vision rover with OpenMV for less than $90

This is the cheapest good computer vision autonomous car you can make — less than $85! It uses the fantastic OpenMV camera, with its easy-to-use software and IDE, as well as a low-cost chassis that is fast…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Going forward, Hybrid System drone (Sandwich Drone Project)

In this month I've worked on my generator, it is composed of a brushless motor, a glow one and a diode bridge rectifier, as you can see in picture

It was able to generate at max throttle about 1.2 kW , starting the motor is difficult, I don't love glow engines (I only figured it now ahah) but the point is…

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 1, 2017 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

FPV airplane flying 120 minutes and 100 km range with an 6S6P NCR18650GA battery pack

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 36 (same rank cells)…
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Added by Cristian Miuta on October 1, 2017 at 4:57am — No Comments


3D Robotics
Eagles vs Drones (spoiler: Eagles win)

From the Wall Street Journal:

SYDNEY— Daniel Parfitt thought he’d found the perfect drone for a two-day mapping job in a remote patch of the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 30, 2017 at 5:08pm — 10 Comments

SidePilot, iOS Arudcopter GCS - Version 1.30 - Generic BLE support!

This is SidePilot's biggest release yet, with the highlight for the DIY community being generic BLE module support (HM-10, etc)!

Now, using a cheap bluetooth 4.0 module, you can connect and control your Arducopter (Basic PX4 support) drone with your iOS device!

What doe this update include:



NEW:

 All:

  • Panorama Mode - Take a set number of photos while yaw'ing. Currently does not trigger if not using Solo,…
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Added by Tom on September 30, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to measure height of a ceiling in 2017 using modern technology :)



Modern technology can help to end a simple argument about matters like how high this ceiling:) If the ones that argue are Engineers then this has to be solved in a proper way. Well, how? Using a laser meter? Yikes! is this the best you come up with?  

Drones... Barometric Pressure... 3D printer... Drones... Barometric  Altimeter... Are you catching where I am going through? 

We have a lot of flying stuff at the office but Parrot Cargo…

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Added by Mustafa TULU on September 29, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments


3D Robotics
Our DIY Robocars sister community in the news

Jalopnik covers our DIY Robocars sister community. If you're in the Bay Area or one of the other half-dozen areas with these races, join us!  We'll also be competing in the Sparkfun AVC in Denver in October,

Added by Chris Anderson on September 26, 2017 at 7:02am — 5 Comments

12X 1080P IR Laser Night Vision Drone Zoom Camera

Sky Eye-12NL is one 1080P 12X zoom camera designed for multirotors to carry out night vision mission like inspection,surveillance,search and rescue,due to its powerful night vision capability.It consists of one 1080P 12X stellar zoom camera and a IR laser illuminator served as an auxiliary IR light for the zoom camera.The…

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Added by yangdaonline on September 26, 2017 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Introducing SmartAP MAX

Sky-Drones is proud to announce the release of SmartAP MAX - perfect solution for the variety of drones applications with outstanding reliability and flight performance. SmartAP MAX provides maximum capabilities in minimum dimensions. 

  • Miniature: Compact size and light weight makes integration of…
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Added by Kirill on September 25, 2017 at 9:01am — 8 Comments

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