In March, 2011 there was UAV Exhibition in Moscow which is called UVS-Tech 2011. The exposition was pretty good, however a lot of visitors opine that the number of represented companies reduced comparing with the last year. I visited this exhibition and it seemed for me that there were too few…Continue
The MAJA drone has done a successful 3.5 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 2011.
The FPL is composed of 5 waypoints and the MAJA drone autopilot runs the FPL during 2 loops. The full flight have been recorded with a GoPro HD wide camera. The MAJA drone is fully steered with an ArduPilotMega (APM v1.4) autopilot with a 9D0F IMU and the…Continue
Holy crap. DARPA has just announced a project to use the DIY Drones model for the future of military UAVs. Called UAVForge, which is already up and running (although it crashes Firefox on my machine), it is described in the…Continue
Good clear explanation of the power side of a brushless motor control and how to build one here. Stay tuned there for a second post on the processor/code side. …
The APM WIKI has a good page to describe the setup of the Radio for switching the Mode with the RC toggle switches.
However, there was no help on how to setup the T8FG. It's not rocket science, but took a bit of try and error to set it…Continue
Arduino compatible shield simplifies the programming required to get GPS data while improving speed and flexibility. From Hack a Day
Added by Shannon Morrisey on May 24, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Wall Street Journal spotlights high end (and high price) Recreational Aircraft and FAA regulations.
I wonder if this will hurt or help us.…Continue
But first a really a big thank you to everybody working on this project and especially Jason for all the cool (and very stable) code he has been contributing!
I had hooked up the Battery…Continue
Maker Faire was awesome. More than 100,000 people attended over two days, and it felt like almost all of them came by the DIY Drones booth! We had 12 team members manning the booth, and it took all of us to handle the crowds, which were usually two or three deep. Our cool t-shirts and hoodies were as popular as our…Continue
I picked up a Turnigy 9X at the DIY Drones booth at Maker Faire yesterday. The ones for sale were set up for mode 1 operation, so I went over to iFixit to borrow a screwdriver...and ended up with a full set of photos taken by Miro of iFixit. I know there are already a few other guides out there, but now there's one…Continue
this month we have a lot of news and update on MP32 board and project :
This is a fly of Ardupirates32 NG for Gaui 300XS : frame , esc motors and propellers.
1) VRIDE 0.0.4 is available :…Continue
I joined DIY Drones in August last year, and have been one of the Moderators since December. The Moderators are members of the site who approve new joiners, Blog posts, etc and generally keep an eye on the site content in accordance with the published guidelines:
August 3-5, 2011 • San Diego, California
WaveForum Developers Conference
Join them in San Diego in August for the sixth annual WaveForum developers conference. The three-day event will feature over 25 different technical sessions covering a variety of technical topics.…
Added by Russell B. Sutton on May 23, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
There's 1 big demo reel, containing highlights from the last 4 years.
Not nearly everything, but we got tired of editing.
looks that with the spread of processing methods and technology,
we can make things that were available only to national security agencies, once upon a time.
Take a look at the maps of the flight made May 18th:
one day to fly, one day to upload, one day for processing, (one day for grill party), one day to download.…Continue
The FAA has postopned the sUAS NPRM to the end of the year. I am betting this will raise the hackles of both sides of Congress to come down heavy on the FAA in the FAA Reauthorization Act that is currently in conference committee.
I recently received my Ardupilot mega, but I could not find instructions on how to get it working on airframes like Twinstar, which have separate servos for each aileron. One related blog post here in diydrones mentioned, that feature is being implemented (although I did not find an open issue about it) but I was too…Continue