Added by Dave G on February 16, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments
I Have inserted the starting pass at a much needed section on Vibration Control in the ArduCopter Wiki and would very much like feedback for corrections or additions from you all.
This is the close coupled mount that I use on my little F330 Flamewheel.
There are plenty of…
Another cool plug-and-play EDA tool with circuit template library for EagleCAD - thanks to open XML (aforementioned)
From HackEDA via …Continue
Excirpt from NYT: They can record video images and produce heat maps. They can be used to track fleeing criminals, stranded hikers — or just as easily, political protesters. And for strapped police departments, they are more affordable than helicopters.
Read article at:…Continue
Raffaello D'Andrea at Zurich Minds:
I just started a new project in building a new quad frame for under $10. I started with 2" black PVC pipe and .75" white PVC. Cut all the parts to 18" and the legs at 5.5". I could use some suggestions on how to mount the motors. I have a old x525 with the aluminum motor mounts. I have run wire though the arms and will start to put the APM and power board in.
From Jason Kottke:
Added by Timothy Reuter on February 15, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I made a strange frame, it's not pretty looks, but it really can fly.
It isn't very stable now. I will keep tuning.
My idea is simple, just need one engine take the air into box, then go out from three gas outlet. Three servo control flow rate to make different force. And need a tail blade to control yaw. It's very like…Continue
Ok - so the critical sub systems for keeping balance, headings etc, are probably best served by a RISC type processor like the ARM and ATMega processors. But on top of that, you could put something that allows an easy access to image processing, communication, logging etc.. In the…Continue
Project bureau Park Strijp Beheer in Eindhoven, The Netherlands is looking for a technical partner to support them with a multiple drone project. The installation is part of an innovative public lighting plan being implemented this year in a Living Lab development in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The drones must be robust enough to fly outdoors; they should support re-programmable and dynamic formation flying and carry rgbLED lights. The drones are required to provide two-way…
A few changes in build plans but still on track. Build parts starting to arrive slowly but surely. A few delivery mishaps that have delayed the build and resulted in going with an Xbee pro S1 rather than the 3DR telemtry. To be honest I flip flopped, decided on Xbee, then 3DR and due to a…Continue
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced a strategic plan for the state's unmanned aerial vehicle industry - A Strategic Plan for the Development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Enterprise in the State of Oklahoma
From their home page - "USA-OK is a state…Continue
When you see this quadcopter drone flying at you, don't run or shoot it down -- it's coming to help. A lot of drones serve as spies, assassins, or toys. But if all goes well, rescue workers and emergency response crews could soon deploy the Incredible HLQ (pronounced "hulk") drone that actually helps humanity by…Continue
Added by Dave G on February 14, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
It's now been five months of development, seven prototype revisions, 10 prototypes in all, and at long last, the Badger is ready for prime time! Pre-order is up now!
Here's the Promo video made with 2nd prototype, a new Promo will be shot with the production frame, as soon as the weather cooperates, lol.
The deadline for the Nemo Drone Prize, which aimed to prove the humanitarian and disaster-relief capabilities of drones, and especially low-cost DIY Drones, passed without submissions. But I'm hardly considering this a failure.
An update on the Nemo Drone Prize,…Continue
I came across this interesting article and video today. This is the first time I have ever heard of 'Fluoride' batteries.