Imagery from a multiwii quadcopter. Described by Forbes:
Someone going by the name Tretch5000 has posted a truly haunting FPV (First Person Video) portrait of Detroit that mixes the lush…
A new company called Rotary Robotics is planning a $100 drone, controlled by a smartphone, for aerial photography. They're planning to launch something in the $250-$300 range, with the price falling later. They call it "Drones for Peace"…Continue
I finally finished the body for the ArduCopter. You can check my previous posts for the details but here are the pictures.Continue
Maybe somebody heard about IMAV - International Micro Air Vehicle Conference and Flight Competition. This year it was held in Braunschweig, Germany, 3-6 July. I was there and presented a paper about my project - SmartAP. Also our team took part in flight competition. Here is a short summary of the trip.
In general, teams…
In case you weren't able to catch the webinar, here's a screen capture of the session.
I thought the webinar was great -- there were a few technical glitches, but the material was nicely organized and the participating developers did a great job of stepping through the code. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.
I thought I was capturing the session in super hi res mode, but apparently I suck at screen capture and the…Continue
FPV Raptors shipment has come in & for a limited time, Cheap Drones is selling them for only $99 dollars! Sale ends quick, so hurry.Continue
From IEEE Spectrum:
The reason to go with little tiny rockets for microrobots (as opposed to a more conventional propulsion system…
This is an awesome compilation of my best FPV flights from the first half of the summer since I moved home to Colorado after graduating from law school in Virginia. Lots of low-level proximity action and beautiful scenery from the Colorado low lands south of Denver. Highlights include Daniels Park, Mount Herman in Monument, Castlewood Canyon, and the new…Continue
Just look at the complexity (and size/weight) of this mechanical gyro! Now that functionality (times nine--three gyros, three accelerometers, three magnetometers) is performed by a $15 chip smaller than your fingernail.
When we posted our call for rocketry hacks and builds, we expected to see a few altitude sensors and maybe a GPS module or two. Apparently, we forgot similar hardware is very…
Added by Chris Anderson on July 16, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments
After [Pyrofer] built a quadcopter, he purchased a cheap 6-channel transmitter made in China. Unfortunately, that transmitter was terrible so he took an old PS2…
Due to my poor Flying skills, I had to search for a way to reduce the damage due to hard landing. This is what I come up with and it works well. However at times it is too bouncy.Continue
Free Webinar: Developing code for the APM
On Monday July 16th 2012, at 5pm Pacific Time,I will be hosting a 90min webinar on Developing for the…Continue
Everyone needs some time to relax ...
I hope this helps you as good as me ;-)
So sonar was officially back again for another swing at a home run, with a lot more clockcycles.
Had a pretty traumatic experience today while I was trying to get an APM 2.0 working on an RTF "trainer," when I turned off the transmitter and the ESC burst into flames. I was hoping the community might be able to point me in the direction of a solution.
I was ground-testing an electric RC (a Hobbico…
Since we've got our own quad platform mountain we're slowly starting to progress further into mountains. The neat thing about quads: You can really "interact" with people. Great fun :)
Expected early august at …Continue
Here's a fun little project I've been working on for ~6 months now. It started when I looked at my phone and thought this has everything needed for an autopilot - 3-axis gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers, GPS, fast CPU, plus a nice big touch screen and more wireless modems than you can point a…Continue