From the Google Earth…Continue
Hey Guys, This is a little off topic but it's awesome fun!
I have created a website dedicated to this new sport! (If you can call it that) :)
To give you an idea of what it's all about I have attached some videos from our first race…Continue
In this video the application of a Visual-Inertial (Camera & IMU) localization algorithm on a Parrot AR.DRONE quadrotor, for enabling real-time GPS-denied autonomous navigation, is presented.
A sensor package for data logging, consisting of a Beaglebone computer, an…Continue
I am happy to announce I have secured a distributor in Australia. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering info. They should have a proper store front up next week at boltrc.com
never heard of the Techpod? Read more about it @ …Continue
If you've been wanting to put 3D sensing on your copter but were put off by the size/power or computational requirements of a Kinect, perhaps the Capri is what you've been waiting for. No pictures available until it's launched next week at CES (the above video just gives a hint of use cases in consumer electronics).
Blutracker is an ultra small Bluetooth GPS locator. It has a range of over half a Mile, the battery lasts for over 2 months in between charges, it has a full GPS engine and motion detector. There are absolutely no service fees!
Most pets that are…
January 2, 2013
In November 2012 we described the results from an UAV survey (courtesy of Falcon-UAV) conducted over the Pinery Country Club where an area of > 1 square mile was mapped at 6.7 cm resolution. We had access to a…
I want share with the community my last goal achieved with an old Multiplex Easycub , APM2, Arduplane 2.6.8, 3DR telemtry 900 mhz, Airspeed sensor and a still not working Attopilot 90A.
A great flight above the clouds after some unsuccessfull flights ( i have lost an easystar with gopro and APM2 still dont know why)
I still have to tune the Nav…
2013 is going to be an awesome year for the show, and the APM is going to be a critical component to it's success. I'll be building and proving airframes, electronics, avionics, mobile ground stations and processes that will allow me take an airplane further, faster and longer than ever before; across the united States of America.
2013, here we…Continue
Just thought I'd post pics of my quad case. It took a while to build but the cost to build it was practically zero. I utilized an old beds plywood and the foam from its mattress.
I have been using it now for about 4 months and I really like it. It's just big enough to securely fit:
In the last 3 months I have done a bit of thinking about an as-simple-as-possible and as-small-as-possible "follow-me"-box. The design goal is to have something so small that it can be e.g. attached to clothing by velcro and so simple that it's just switch on and go. After some googling, I stumbled upon the Arduino Fio which seems ideal for this kind of thing. I am primarily maintaining…Continue
A "drône" (or U.A.V.) is visiting Marseille to get some equipments.
He first have to find a lighting system in order to navigate in the night.
Then, he will meet a photograph on the beach who will install him a camera.
Finally you will discover the real mission of the UAV.
Un drône est en visite à Marseille…
Finally I got my T-Rex 600 in the air.
Equipped with: APM 2.5 - Radio 915 Mhz
GPS uBlox - Sonar-EZ0 - AttoPilot
RC: Spectrum DX8
I found that a conventional laptop computer is fragile for use in the field and decided to create my own ruggedized PC that would be suitable for use in the field and the workshop. Having upgraded my desktop, I have a spare socket AM3 motherboard. The motherboard has an integral video adapter, so will not require a bulky graphics card. To power the PC, I will use a 12 volt ATX power supply. A 19" Samsung LED LCD will be used. The screen comes with a 14.2V mains power…Continue
After tearing through countless quantities of landing legs on my drone I decided to make my own, somewhat stronger than the original legs. Through years of modifying cars I have learnt (the hard way!!) that when you make something stronger, there's always something else in the chain that will fail. So with…Continue
Added by Jesse on January 1, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
One handed plug removal, simple labeling in case the copter ends up on the ground and I'm not the first one there.…Continue
Happy New Year 2013 from jDrones to all and everyone.
See you guys/gals next year ( i mean this ).
Jani / jDrones