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A few tips for building a hexacopter

I had a blast helping my friend build his hexacopter last weekend. This video includes some tips and tricks. We also had to do some interesting trouble shooting for problem that showed up during ESC calibration that turned out to be a bad soldering job (yep it was my fault!).

Anyway please enjoy a 5 minute condensed version of a fun day building the most…


Added by Chris Lovett on February 2, 2013 at 12:26am — 6 Comments

Our Experiment: A humanoid robot controls quad rotor helicopter

At first, we tried principle experiment with 1-axis arm robot.



Next, we tried principle experiment with 2-axes arm robot.



This is our latest experiment with humanoid robot.…


Added by Masafumi Miwa on February 1, 2013 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

3D Robotics
Awesome Kickstarter project: a "Heavy Lift Quadcopter" using APM!

This Kickstarter project is awesome (I'm a backer). The video above, from the San Jose State team doing this project, is inspiring. And they use APM 2.5!

From the…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 1, 2013 at 10:54pm — 8 Comments

Live Streamed USA Trip Update: T-500 Days


I just streamed live via YouTube a "T-500 days until the start of the USA trip" update and took questions from those who could join. Thought you might like to see what was discussed.

Just skip the first 4 minutes, its a blank screen as I waited for the event to start.

In other news, the…


Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on February 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Raffaello D'Andrea at ZURICH.MINDS. Feedback Control and the Coming Machine Revolution. Public video lecture.

Impressive philosophical opinion about the modern world and the role of self-regulating systems in our life.

From ZURICH.MINDS conferences YT reports.

Check YT channel  …


Added by F1P on February 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Flying History

I dont have a good picture of the P-51 Mustang but the sound as it flies over my house is awesome.

I was surprised  how small they were inside and that all the control surfaces were cover like a balsa rc wing  a little spooky considering how large they are.

Now I need to find some really large servos.......LOL…


Added by Kevin Brown on February 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Time Magazine cover (with invited piece by me)


The cover story, by Lev Grossman, is here and discusses DIY Drones. The editors of Time also invited me to write a…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 1, 2013 at 9:00am — 57 Comments

Skwalker X8 catapult

With the amount of equipment in my X8 is on the increase, so is the weight. Its becoming very difficult and somewhat dangerous to hand launch. 

Iv decided to build a catapult. I dont like the idea of a bungee launcher because of the amount of flat space required. some places I fly dont have this.(eg: off a cliff =) ) I really wanted something self-contained and foldable.


The APM flies the X8 really well BTW…


Added by brett binnekade on February 1, 2013 at 6:00am — 43 Comments

The most silly yet serious protest

I have found this link about some paranoid anti drone person.


I am not sure if it was shown here but they stole footage of from black sheeps videos.


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on February 1, 2013 at 4:02am — 6 Comments

My Robot Magazine Article: Data Bus race rover

I'm very excited to announce that I've been published by Robot Magazine! :)  My article describes the ups and downs of my two year experience building Data Bus, my 25mph race rover, for the 2011 and 2012 Sparkfun AVC (Autonomous Vehicle Competition).

The article appears in the Mar-Apr issue (#39) and sheds light on some of the problems I ran int as well as solutions that worked, and describes some of the adventure -- the thrill of success and crushing blows…


Added by Bot Thoughts on January 31, 2013 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

Criminalizing Drones in Oregon

Sad news from the northwest. It sounds like it may become a Class B Misdemeanor to simply own a drone capable of video or photo, and a Class A to fly it.

Check out the…


Added by Eric Tweet on January 31, 2013 at 8:52pm — 34 Comments

Got the OSD working

I blew up my first MinimOSD, and then received my second one, but didn't realize I needed the FTDI cable, so another week went by, but all is good now..

I received my FDTI cable from 3DR today, which i needed to get my MinimOSD loaded and working. Within minutes I had it working and configured. This is a great product and very inexpensive for all that it does! So, I am in a waiting mode for a good time to do another FPV flight, although I feel I should wait until 2.92., I will feel…


Added by Richard Evans on January 31, 2013 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

VR BRAIN Enclosure - back stage - Made in Italy


A small testimony of "Italian industrial archeology " some company try to resist .

Now that everyone thinks that is possible to produced only in china ... Italian Makers say No! You can 'and you must try to do something more here in Italy !! Virtualrobotix is a farmless company , so we use small company…


Added by Roberto Navoni on January 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

RTP [Robot Test Platform] (updated)

 Me and a friend of mine are working on a new project which we want to share with other enthusiasts. It all started a couple of weeks ago when we wanted to do more with electronics, both the software as hardware side. We have been experimenting…


Added by s.v.itterzon on January 31, 2013 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

$1000.00 to $2000.00 Attack drone available from Beijing

If you feel you want to take it up a …


Added by Mark Harrison on January 31, 2013 at 12:00pm — 33 Comments

Ultra cool 360-video format. HOW is this done?

[moderator edited: added photo and link to Panorama Viewer site] Cool stuff.

krpano Panorama Viewer

The video says it all. Better than 3D, steer the video yourself!

This, on a multicopter would be…


Added by Magnus von Rosen on January 31, 2013 at 10:30am — 28 Comments

Stackup Plates for Mounting Stuff

If you are looking for a nice way to mount all of your gear onto your multi rotor frame, you should have a look at our new …


Added by on January 31, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

DroneCafe - Episode 7 - UAS - Telemetry

This is Episode 7 - UAS - Telemetry

DroneCafe - The…


Added by Joshua Johnson on January 31, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Secrets of the MPU9150

After another…

Added by Jack Crossfire on January 31, 2013 at 4:53am — 18 Comments

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