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
APM 2.0 firmware 2.7.3
MediaTek and barometer no sonar
As promised last time, here is another successful mission with a T-Rex 450.
The day looked very good for flying, but as we arrived on the flying field the wind picked…Continue
Today OpenBee boards arrived from PCB factory and i just tested them and working fine :)
It is including Arduino 16Mhz ProMini bootloader and you can upload the code directly over Arduino with USB to Xbee Adapters. No need an external FTDI board or something.…
From the site
The eBee is lightweight enough to be launched by hand. It is fully autonomous during its entire flight. When it comes to landing, the eBee can either land in a circular clearing or, when…
We're now settling back into life at home after some exciting times in Queensland, so its time to write up what happened. This will be a fairly detailed report, not just because some people may be interested, but also as a way to remind ourselves of what went right and what went wrong for our next trip to Kingaroy.…
Another great post from Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum:
This heterogeneous robotic team consists of a…
Sameer Parkekh from FlyingRobotsNYC and Falkor Systems and I gave a main stage talk at Maker Faire NYC two weekends ago, and the video is now live. It starts with 10 minutes of overview on how I got started with drones and then Sameer does a cool…Continue