jDrones: jD-Simplex frame series are available now
Another line of ArduCopter frames from jDrones is now available.Frames uses many of the parts that are already widely used on current ArduCopter frames.
All frames are fully foldable for easy transportation.…Continue
The DC Area Drone User Group had a very successful first fly-in yesterday with 8 members attending and a variety of fixed and rotary wing drones. For many of us who have been learning to build and fly mostly from this blog and message boards it was great to have an opportunity to trade tips and experiences in…Continue
we're working on two basic systems: flight control and autopilot
As to the system of flight control, we adopted the software from an open source project called MultiWii (http://multiwii.com). We made our IMU by soldering an accelerometer and a gyro, both of which can be cheaply available by tearing apart a Wii remote…Continue
Hi Folks, I've been working on sonar for a few weeks and I made 6 landings yesterday as shown in the Video above.
The detailed specification of the Maxbotix MB1230 is here.
The processing of the Sonar information to do…Continue
As Chris mentioned a few posts previously, we went to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. I really enjoyed myself and wrote up a trip report here.…Continue
Congratulations to OJørgen, who was the 30,000th member of DIY Drones! This is a big milestone for us, so I wanted to celebrate with a prize for the lucky user, a $100 gift certificate at the DIY Drones store.…Continue
I've been thinking a lot lately about how cool it would be to implement inertial dead reckoning on ArduCopter for a gps-free loiter mode of sorts. I just wanted to get some discussion going from people who have studied this or have tried implementing it, as I know it is difficult.
To begin with, this is a good…Continue
Introducing the Issue and the solution:
We've talked about FRSky's CPPM signal on this other post that compares it with a standard PPM signal. The issue…Continue
The beauty of this community is on the collaboration. This new firmware proves it.
I have the pleasure of announcing that "ArduCAM OSD" and "MinimOSD-Extra" teams are now working together to make…
If you're in the Bay Area and looking for a great place to take the kids this week, the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a delight. For the second year in a row, we're going to be doing a drones presentation at 11:00am, and Mark Harrison will be doing ArduCopter demos at the front grass area of the school afterwards. Details …Continue
NodeCopter.js was a full day event where 60 developers got together into 20 teams of 3.Continue
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I finally had a bit of time to work on my quad project. I think Im nearly finished with the top and bottom plate and I'm printing out the GoPro tilt mount as I type this. The project is coming along and I'm excited to put it in the air soon. Here are some Sketchup pics of my mockup file and the test…Continue
First I will say, Great job guys (developers).
I like to show our setup with AdaFruit digital Navigation RGB-Led's:…
After years of development, I can finally announce the project I've been working on... the NanoQ Copter and Mimix Controller. It's a tilt-controlled, palm-sized, quad with multi-team aerial gaming. We've just launched it on Kickstarter, so checkout the video of it flying at http://KickstartMimix.com!
Now for some specs...
NanoQ Copter Specs
I believe Channel 10 were putting together the "Official Documentary" of the OBC. This report briefly features the OBC at Kingaroy, Quads, FPV, and the usual reckless-hobbyist/privacy/laws-behind-technology rhetoric.
Just a heads-up that Teensy my favorite small form factor Arduino compatible board, just got a solid upgrade with the…Continue
The brilliant Alexis Madrigal at the Atlantic has a great and historically fascinating piece on the fuzzy legal question regarding drones and privacy. Short form: the laws are…Continue