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3D Robotics
My new favorite person ;-) (Spanish manual translation team forming here)

Carlos Martinez doesn't just have excellent taste in books, but he's also translating the ArduCopter/Plane manuals into Spanish!  If you speak Spanish and would like to help, please comment here or PM me and we can give you wiki…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

EPP FPV Wing Project

I have designed my own flying wing and had it cut from flyingfoam. I would love the input of some of the members of DIYDRONES. The span is 60", I chose an MH60 airfoil and added about 2 deg washout. I cutout the motor mount and servo mounts on my CNC router.…


Added by Ted Van Slyck on October 24, 2012 at 8:19pm — 18 Comments

Talk about creepy cool!

Atlas is getting a lot smarter.  He doesn't fly, yet this is still impressive.  


Added by Todd Hill on October 24, 2012 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

SteadiDrone at the 2012 Photo&Film Expo in JHB, South Africa

We've just returned from a very exciting 4 day tradeshow at the Photo&Film Expo up in Johannesburg, South Africa, the largest Photographic and film show in Africa. SteadiDrone booked a stand and we had our whole range of aerial photo and filming drones there and over the 4 days chatted and shared with thousands of people.

SteadiDrone has been using ArduCopter since the very beginning on all our rigs and ultra big heavy lift octos (Red Epic drones) and have loved…


Added by Duran - ALTI on October 24, 2012 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

New Throttle PID Idea

Hi All,

I have been thinking about the way we have implemented our throttle and the performance issues that we have observed. First of all I would like to say that I get great altitude hold. I can cruise around at 1 or 2 meters above the ground with no problems. It is only when I start to get…


Added by leonardthall on October 24, 2012 at 3:39am — 16 Comments

The quest for human-powered flight

Human Powered…

Added by elad orbach on October 23, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Swarming drones and rovers cooperate

From the great IEEE Spectrum Automaton blog:

We’re used to thinking of robot swarms as consisting of…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 23, 2012 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

love the apm 2.5.

Added by dlg on October 22, 2012 at 11:26pm — 17 Comments

Using a Remzibi OSD with Arducopter 2.0.x Beta (and now Arducopter 2.7.3/2.8) and Mavlink 0.9/1.0

Update 10/22/2012 - For those few who may be interested, I'm now using this software on my personal quad with ACM 2.7.3 and 2.8. This software now compiles with Arduino 1.0.1 and works with…


Added by Heino R. Pull on October 22, 2012 at 5:44pm — 34 Comments

3D Robotics
Arduino IDE 1.5 released, supports multiple hardware platforms

As mentioned in my earlier Arduino DUE post (DUE is now released, BTW!), the new Arduino IDE will make it easier to…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 22, 2012 at 2:09pm — 10 Comments

A taste of the future? A drone reports on Nebraska's drought.

From the blog at Nebraska's Drone Journalism Lab:

"Nebraska is seeing a drought worse than the Dust Bowl drought of the Great Depression. The least amount of rain fell on the state this summer since records were kept in…


Added by Matthew Schroyer on October 22, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

Waterproof Quad Frame

I'm not sure what the longevity of brushless motors in water would be - you wouldn't want to get water in the bearings. Seems like a pretty cool frame nonetheless.

Added by PeteD on October 22, 2012 at 3:01am — 38 Comments

3D Robotics
Glider 3D printed directly on to tissue paper

Great work from my friend Andrew Plumb. From the Ponoko blog:

Andrew Plumb (aka …


Added by Chris Anderson on October 21, 2012 at 10:16pm — 6 Comments

12 bit absolute positioning of a continuous rotation servo using 32bit STM & arduino IDE

hey guys,

 just thought I would show of one of my latest efforts.A servo hacked continuous, controlled by a maple reading a 12 bit absolute encoder controlled to move to any absolute position.…


Added by wayne garris on October 21, 2012 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

First 3DR Quad Tethered Flight to Correct Leaning

After numerous bench tests, re calibrations, and more bench tests I was finally brave enough to take my 3DR quad out for it's first flight -albeit tethered.  I did some initial outdoor ground testing in which I brought the throttle up to the point of takeoff but noticed that the quad was showing a tendency of tilting forward and right so I killed the throttle, ran…


Added by Andy Theimer on October 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Two Nano Quads Dogfighting

What do you do once you have two NanoQ's flying?  Dogfighting!

NanoQ Quadcopter Dogfight from QFO Labs on Vimeo.

These are the NanoQ copters flown with the Mimix Controller from QFO Labs.


Check out more videos and project details at …


Added by John Condon on October 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Arduino DUE (ARM-based) coming on Monday

Hackaday reports:

After a years-long wait, an ARM powered Arduino is finally due. The Arduino Due will finally be released this coming Monday.



Added by Chris Anderson on October 20, 2012 at 8:36am — 19 Comments

Free APM2 Help Manual

Sometimes I need some info regarding APM2 and iI have to search in different internet pages and forums for help, so i start to collect info, pictures and some tips all in one word file. I believe that this might help because now we have all in one .pdf file. I hope that none of the pictures are copyright but if some one…


Added by Luis Ramos on October 20, 2012 at 6:30am — 26 Comments

Some FPV from the summer. Testing out OP CC3D on a QAV500.

Some FPV from the summer. Testing out OP CC3D on a QAV500.


Added by Kevin Vertucio on October 20, 2012 at 5:27am — 7 Comments

When two kickstarters meet...

...something beautiful is born.

Just this week, after a suggestion from one of the Kickstarter backers, we are now collaborating with Quantum Robotics, pairing our R10 Advanced Quadrotor system with the Quantum Robotics Q2 XBee Handheld Controller, a programmable, customizable and hackable XBee controller…


Added by Max Bruner on October 20, 2012 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

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