A team of people who had worked at Joby Robotics, who were doing the UAV-as-energy-generating-kite thing we wrote about earlier (which I gather didn't work out, sadly), is trying to…Continue
As this site becomes bigger and attracts more attention, I'd like to emphasize to new users and old that a big part of our mission is promoting and protecting responsible use of UAVs. We have encouraged regulators, defense organizations and law enforcement agencies to join this community to become better informed about what's possible with small UAVs, and many have done so.
If you are not already aware that what you say here may be read by police and regulators, you should…Continue
There are some nice new approaches on frame construction out there.
This Korean guy found a nice way to get more thrust and it has also a good open space in front.
Looks interesting to fly with cameras. I enjoy the idea. Sounds good. Don't you think?
There is also this other one "ButterflyCopter" with same idea but... 10 motors!!!
Here we can see how nice is the result of a camera…Continue
Hi all, On popular request, here's a short tutorial on how to make a low battery warning on my hexa with blinking leds, as you can see at the end of the following video :
EDIT : The software changes in this blog are now outdated and not necessary…Continue
That's a new fancy stencil printer coming in, beside one of our pick-and-place machines at the 3D Robotics factory in San Diego. All sort of new equipment is in place, including the new reflow oven, automatic glue dispenser (for two-sided boards), lots of smart feeders for the pick-and-place etc.
We've written about this before, but I'm not sure everyone's seen the video. It's a really impressive production process. No doubt heavier than foam and possibly balsa, but that will improve over time with new…Continue
What about this ARDU Hexa?
Carbon CNC frame
Sold as a multiple rx buddy box, can be wired in a way that the rx is connected to the master input, the computer connected to the slave input, and if the computer looses it, you can switch to manual, overriding almost everything.
An object oriented fork of the APM autopilot code supporting multiple vehicle types and with the goal of supporting multiple ArduPilot boards in the future (currently only ArduPilotMega).
It started as an object oriented (C++) branch of ArduPilotMega. It provides an abstraction layer between the different modules of the autopilot so that they can be shared among different vehicle types. After several discussions, we on the development team choose…Continue
Wingspan 4.2 meters.
Lengnt: 3 meters
TOW: 55 kg aprox
Engine 100cc twin cilinder.
what do you think??????
Going to be ready really soon (i…Continue
Cool on multiple levels. (Insert obligatory "This is how Skynet becomes self-aware!" joke). From hackaday:
Join Team BlackSheep and associates for a weekend of formation flying in the alps. This video changes the perspective a bit, and gives lets you view our planes from the ground.
Here's a really impressive DIY quadcopter from the smart guys at Let's Make Robots. It uses custom firmware running on a hacked Fonera wifi router and regular Wii sensors to fly with a joystick via wifi.…Continue
The last effort of FoxTeam,
through collaboration by me and AleBS the result is complete frame with Gimbal that we were able to put…
Added by Roberto Navoni on August 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This guy took an old Guillows free-flight plane and converted it to a 3d printable version, which he sent off to Shapeways to be fabbed. Amazing.
Full photo gallery…Continue
The ArduRover (based on ArduPilotOne) user base is growing and it is time for a beta release. Right now, as the core developer, I do not have enough time to test the code thoroughly on all platforms. If you have an unmanned rover, boat, or quad, and a mavlink compatible ground station (free for download/ qgroundcontrol, hk gcs etc.) then feel free to become a beta tester.
As the community grows, documenting the code behavior for the end user will be…
This is new to me and kinda amazing. The paraglider pilots train hawks to find thermals for them, then reward them with food. It's called "parahawking".
You know what would be better than a hawk? A little UAV programmed to do the same thing. They don't need little bits of meat all the time. Just…Continue