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3D Robotics
Meet Yeti, the South Pole’s crevasse-detecting robot

From Ars Technica:

[On the Antarctic ice], an ever-present danger is posed by crevasses: rents in the ice sheet up to 60 meters deep and 9 meters across—big…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 16, 2013 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

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Aquatic drone launching on Kickstarter soon

This project will debut this weekend at the Engadget Expand show in San Francisco, which I'll be speaking at. From…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 16, 2013 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Banning drones because of privacy? I think it is just an excuse.

There are a lot of people talking about banning drones. They claimed that drones would fly over their backyards and capture their privacy. Does it really the reason people want to ban drones?

First, the problem is how to define a drone? You may think a drone is unmanned aerial vehicle. But how about an model plane with a camera…


Added by Yiduo Zhan on March 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Radian to Multiplex Power transfer

This week I was busy making a propeller hub for the Radian pro propeller blades  and welded  the motor mount to the aluminum spine that is going to run down the center of the Multiplex easy Star . The Radian pro motor is a tractor motor. So rather than turn it around and mount it on the Easy Star and run it…


Added by Carl La France on March 15, 2013 at 10:31pm — 5 Comments

Techpod Build Videos List, 1-4

Here they all are, i'll be building the pan/tilt pretty soon here once i get some servos.…


Added by Nick Weber on March 15, 2013 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

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Hawk-inspired claw for a quadcopter

From The Verge:

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a bird-like claw that can be attached to an…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

I'll go sleep now, because of my injury is less.

Week end. Friday.

Primus fuse remove from building slip.

Looking small, but still have over 2 meters. :)…


Added by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on March 15, 2013 at 9:07am — 7 Comments

Contribute to future space exploration by playing the Astro Drone game with your Parrot AR drone

Photo: (c) European Space Agency, Anneke Le Floc'h.

At the Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency, we have just released an iPhone game called "Astro Drone". People who possess a Parrot AR drone can play the game, in…


Added by Guido de Croon on March 15, 2013 at 9:07am — 3 Comments

FAA Grounds Local Aerial Photo Business


BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) – Charles Eide and Mike Danielson have been flying radio controlled aircraft since they little kids…


Added by Matthew Beck on March 15, 2013 at 8:44am — 37 Comments

Multicopter setup list

Image: - CC-BY-SA

Being slightly annoyed by recent posts that just show off but don't share information and trying to find an optimal long-endurance setup myself at the moment, I decided to create a multicopter setup list in my…


Added by Stefan Gofferje on March 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Dropping a Rover from Hexacopter - Part II

As a follow up to an indoor test we did a about a month ago (blog post here), Assistant Professor Nagatani-san of Tohoku University, Izu-san of…


Added by Randy on March 15, 2013 at 12:32am — 14 Comments

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DIY Drones at 36,000 members

As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 36,000!

There were 2 million page views this month (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just 21 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging about one…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 14, 2013 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

How NOT to land/ How to avoid unpredictable siblings...

This Is what happens when my little brother forgets the #1 rule: Stay Behind Me! So, to avoid hitting him I had to crash off to the side. At least I got a cool Video =)

Added by Robby Stowe on March 14, 2013 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

qadrocopter 125 min in the air

 125 min (02:05:07) ultra-long flight (#2)

now on one battery pack :)

sorry, closed hardware setup

Added by vis.asta on March 14, 2013 at 1:35pm — 114 Comments

Sci-Tech to hold Aerial Robotics Science Camp for Kids in North Texas

A great initiative for kids...Sci-Tech Discovery Center has announced it will hold a Quadrotor Build and Fly Camp (presented by OnPoynt Flight School) in Frisco, Texas April 13 -14.

Full details here: …


Added by Caroline Rees on March 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

AVC 2013 info has been posted

Sparkfun has posted rules, walkthrough video, registration for the 2013 AVC.

Both air and ground competitions should be really interesting. The ground course is slightly shorter than previous years, and features fixed, known locations for barrels, the bonus…


Added by Bot Thoughts on March 14, 2013 at 11:42am — 32 Comments

IS Android GCS: The Next Episode

This application is being developed to provide another avenue for the control of micro-uav systems.  The application incorporates a LRS radio and the ability to read MAVLINK generated feeds.  A host of other features are being incorporated and more details/videos will be provided.

Added by Andy on March 14, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Chris Anderson to be at The Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo In SF

sUAS News Group and the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI, et al are putting on the first of its kind International Small Unmanned System Business Exposition in San Francisco on July 25-26, 2013. What this represents is a leap forward for the rest of the unmanned systems community. Attendees will…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 14, 2013 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

AgustaWestland Unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor Technology Demonstrator

The tilt rotor technology demonstrator is completely electric powered; designed to hover like a helicopter and convert to a fixed wing aircraft in forward flight thanks to its two integrated rotors which can be tilted through more than 90 degrees. The demonstrator performed its first unmanned tethered flight…


Added by Thomas Renaud on March 14, 2013 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

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