At 3DR we are big believers in…
Hello there, here we would like to share a recent experimental result on our autonomous flight control system of quadcopter using only web camera and color marker recognitions.
We belong to control engineering research lab., Department of mechanical engineering, Saga University, Japan.
Our laboratory collaborate…
First of all, thanks to Peter Hollands, who produced the above picture of a helical flight trajectory from one of his HILSIM test flights of the latest version of fixed wing flight controls for the open source MatrixPilot project, also known as the…Continue
We recently tested our Structure from Motion (SfM) and Virtual Surveying approach in a road survey scenario. The only significant manual work in the field was to survey ground control and check points. Image acquisition (with a Pixhawk equipped quad copter and a 24Mp camera) as well as SfM processsing was a highly…Continue
We've been working on a laser scanner that is light enough to be carried by a small drone. Click on the image above to see a short video of the scanning action. This prototype is based on the SF30/C and an extremely lightweight motor drive. Four slip rings are carrying power, alarm and an analog image that is updating at 2000 readings per second. The unit gives saturated laser coverage to detect even narrow…Continue
Been having a lot of fun with the Mako wing & Arduplane (APM), here's a short video of the build & some FPV flying. Really happy to see Tridge keep APM support in 3.3!
KATSU, Dan Moore, and Adafruit’s Becky Stern are trying to perfect a flying can of spraypaint, and they’ve met with some success and surely many broken…
We are introducing PRO-X1 Drone. It's a drone made for work, with a full ABS 3D printed, CNC aluminium and Carbon Fiber frame parts and structure.
Development, Design and high quality manufacture from Bolivia to the world. The flight controller is an ATMEGA 2560 with a Multiwii code modification. Comes with a Ublox customized GPS, Tarot 2D Gimbal and 5.8 Ghz FPV TX/RX 200mw.
PRO-X1 is an OpenHardware Drone and OpenSource under Creative…Continue
Added by hiroshi takey on June 18, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
(We wrote a post on the 3DR blog about the gimbal development - check it out if you are interested to get some insight into how it is going. I'm also posting the same content from the post over here at DIYD.)
At 3DR we are big believers in…
I and Phil Kocmoud are proud to announce the new ACSP3 - current/voltage sensor with analog and I2C interface.
Here are some device features:
The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) promotes the safe, coordinated and effective use of UAVs in a wide range of humanitarian settings. To this end, the Network's mission includes training the first generation of Humanitarian UAV experts. This explains why I teamed up with VIVES…Continue
Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project is in good shape following last Saturday's PRATCHETT avionics test flight, named in honour of the late Discworld author Sir Terry.…Continue
Futaba T8J is a reliable and economical 8 channel computer radio. I'm using it exclusively for all my UAV, both plane and multirotor. Normally I only use 3 mode for all my UAV build. For Plane, mode 1 is FBWA, mode 2 is Auto and mode 3 is RTL. For multirotor,…Continue
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This week, the global “Drones for Good” competition, hosted…Continue
3D FPV camera The BlackBird 2 is small, but very cool flight a stereo camera, which will give you a completely new experience from the management of radio-controlled model!
Camera The BlackBird 2 functions:
• 3D video SIDE BY SIDE (Fat Shar HD, Sony HMZ, Carl Zeiss…
Added by Egor_FPV3DCam on June 16, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Josh and Alex talk with one of the pilots of the Google Project Wing (Delivery Drone) Prototype and learn more about it!
Montreal, Canada: EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leading developer of advanced PEM fuel cell systems, recently demonstrated the world’s longest multirotor UAV flight, flying for a record 3 hours, 43 minutes and 48 seconds, improving upon its previous world record of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 46 seconds from March 16 th, 2015.
This demonstration was performed to…Continue
Post updated to include new videos.
The Robot Operative System (ROS) is an open-source, framework for robot application development maintained by the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF).
A ROS system is comprised of a number of independent nodes, each…Continue