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3D Robotics
New: QGroundControl 3.1 adds surveys and improved geofencing

Great news from Don Lake

Announcing the release of QGroundControl V3.1. Notable changes in this release:

- Survey mission support

- GeoFence Support in…


Added by Chris Anderson on January 5, 2017 at 8:33am — 12 Comments

Advanced Aerials, Inc. - UAV Pioneers Bringing Ideas to Life

It is the beginning of 2017 and drones, and their related technology, are coming off an explosive year of growth in both popularity and innovation.  The FAA estimates that 2.5 million consumer drones were unwrapped during the past holiday season.  To further prove the popularity growth, the FAA also announced that there are currently more drones registered through their registration program than there are registered manned aircraft!  Today’s consumer drones are now capable…


Added by Kevin McCarthy on January 5, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Parrot/Pix4D Climate Innovation Grant - Deadline Jan. 31st

 Parrot/Pix4D Climate Innovation Grant Deadline of Jan. 31st

Grant Guidelines

To submit you application, go to at…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on January 4, 2017 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Evolution of our prototypes. PART 1

On the right our very first prototype, on the left our latest protoype.…


Added by Cactus Robotics on January 4, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

RC Blimp Drone Autopilot

The autopilot on the blimp is enabled whenever the hardcore 80s music is playing

RC Blimp with Rapsberry Pi +Navio2 and autopilot algorithm written in Go: 

True Story Follows

A few years ago I worked on an …


Added by Dmitriy Ershov on January 4, 2017 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Episode of Drone Dish Featuring Top Hawaii Drone Pilot

Episode of Drone Dish profiles Ryan De Seixas, one of the top aerial videographers in Hawaii,  

Drone Dish Profile of Ryan de…


Added by Mike Israel on January 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Pixhawk-powered ornithopter

Displaying both manual and autonomous modes. Wow!

Added by Chris Anderson on January 3, 2017 at 11:42am — 13 Comments

Neopixel LEDs as status LEDs for Ardupilot

Sometimes there's just no good place to mount the external LED to on a copter or one simply wants more light output... While developing my own little light controller, I wrote a decoder which decodes the I²C control signals for the external LED and controls arbitray amounts of Neopixels accordingly.…


Added by Stefan Gofferje on January 3, 2017 at 5:49am — No Comments

Droiko is now live on Kickstarter

Gaming drones are about to change. It's time for drone battles, drone racing, challenges and games. Single player or multiplayer.

First of all...What is Droiko?

Droiko is a high technology gaming micro…


Added by Cactus Robotics on January 2, 2017 at 9:08am — No Comments

Easy Aerial thermal camera in action - most affordable heat sensor for drones

Hi guys,

check out our thermal camera on one of the custom endurance builds.

We were able to improve the video quality significantly and it looks very smooth with gimbal stabilization.

It it able to show warm bodies on the ground from few hundred feet up. 

We are selling this complete thermal kit…


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on December 30, 2016 at 7:31pm — 4 Comments

E-flite Convergence with PX4

It’s amazing how many variations of hybrid VTOL systems are already out there, and it is even more amazing to see them fly with fully functional autopilots.…


Added by Andreas Antener on December 30, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

XUAV Clouds Overview and unboxing

Hello (again),

XUAV (HOOAH aviation technology LTD) latest EPO FPV/Survey model is the "Clouds". Here a quick overview and unboxing video, with some comparison with their Talon flagship model.

Added by Hugues on December 29, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

A tiny FPV quad review : QX90 with modded electronics for FrSky compatibility


Here a shared review of a quite cute and tiny FPV quad, the QX90.

It was unfortunately delivered to me with a built in DSM type receiver so I could not use it with my Taranis radio.

I therefore modded the electronics with another tiny board that is incredible : it integrates a F3 flight controller with all bells…


Added by Hugues on December 29, 2016 at 3:54am — 6 Comments

3D printed FPV NIGHT racer - 170 mm size

Hi! After my successful first…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on December 29, 2016 at 12:29am — 2 Comments

Producing Energy with Drones - Wind Drones

One of the most interesting uses for drones is often overlooked: producing energy.

Yes, drones can produce energy. So much so that companies like Google,…


Added by Udo Zillmann on December 28, 2016 at 12:57pm — 16 Comments

Disney Intel Drone Show and Hexacopter Rocket Rig

DIY, old tech meets new tech with radio rocket launcher. Ignited with a gear switch as far as your radio transmitter takes you and watch it first person view (FPV).

Intel Shooting Star drone, a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle specifically designed for entertainment, air and light shows. "Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration”… Continue

Added by noeL on December 28, 2016 at 2:50am — No Comments

Fun for Christmas - Replacing a light bulb with a drone!

First - You need a lot of light bulbs:

A friend sent me this and it seemed perfect for a little Christmas cheer.

Added by Gary McCray on December 27, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

PX4 Driver for the Aerotenna uLanding Radar Distance Sensor

At UAVenture we’ve been using the uLanding Lite from Aerotenna for a few months now as part of our crop spraying development work. The uLanding is a lightweight (60g), sealed radar based distance sensor…


Added by Simon Wilks on December 27, 2016 at 1:53pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
New ROS2 autopilot code for Dronecode/PX4

Great update from Victor Mayoral on ROS 2.0 progress and the further integration of the Dronecode/PX4 stack and ROS

ROS 2.0 native…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 27, 2016 at 8:40am — No Comments

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