I just wanted to share with you my new video:
It was filmed with my multiwii hexacopter equipped with a GoPro Hero2.
The frame was designed by me.
What do you think?
I mentioned a few weeks ago that Stephen Wolfram (Mathematica genius) and his 13-year-old son Christopher presented after us at Maker Faire NYC this year, and Christopher did a very…Continue
Ok, so Big Footing is not exactly "Main Stream", but IMO, this is a great example of how we can enjoy our hobby while helping others explore theirs. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of details on the drone or UAS Operations but it's a positive example none the less. I live in Northern California, and want to take my drones on a BFRO…Continue
This one is called, er, the "Bad Ass HoverWASP RC Quadcopter". It's created by a team who call themselves "Two Silicon Valley Engineers" but seem to actually live in Reno, Nevada ;-) They want $1050 for the…Continue
Another cool project on Kickstarter. This one is $149 with EEG headband.
Puzzlebox Orbit features a unique spherical design that protects helicopter blades from…
This first part only happens to some..... so skip it if it does not apply
My first problem with this started when downloading it. it apparently didn't recognize the .inf driver file so it associated it with notepad and gave it a .txt extension. of course you normally cant see it because know extensions are hidden. anyways,, after you fix that that, how to get it to run? the old tricks dont work, and I want a permanent one...so I read…
How will you let parents, teachers, administrators and the public know how you're helping education? What kind of…Continue
The secret of photosynthesis
Two researchers at the ANU have used computer modelling to discover a natural method of producing cheap and limitless hydrogen. The chemists have identified the molecular process by which plants photosynthesise, that is, use light to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar.
From Makezine, a good use of a RaspberryPi board to capture and stream video from a balloon:
PublicLaboratory is a fantastic citizen…
Still in the works, but can't resist putting some pictures up.
Key features are:
The solution is a bit of an anti-climax so in short:
I got Loiter to work by re-flashing the firmware.
The longer version:
I built the quad which was a 3DR ArduCopter Quad-B. Everything seemed to work like a charm. It flew like a dream in…Continue
Added by Jon von Weymarn on November 8, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Check the video first:
So I'm flying up at 120m. What then happens is every RC pilots nightmare! Power cuts off from the APM!
Quad drops to about 90m before it wakes up again, then I take it down crazyfast but controlled to 20m, then at 20m it dies again and drops like a rock... hits pavement...3 broken props, all landing gear, 2 bent…Continue
Added by IKE on November 8, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments
MAVProxy is a open source minimalist and plugin-based GCS for Mavlink based autopilots (such as the APM). Until recently, it was only able to run on Linux systems. It has since been updated by Tridge and myself to include full compatibility for Windows systems.
MAVProxy can be found at https://github.com/tridge/MAVProxy and an installation and user's guide is available at…Continue
Making a 3D model of something with pictures isn't something new to most of us, but there have been a lot of people getting into drones recently and I wanted to show something useful you can do with your drone. Autodesk's 123D Catch has a very useful feature not everyone knows about; Once you have your 3D…Continue
My fantasy realized!
(thanks to Robert Lefebvre for the find)
Finally got around to taking pics of my two quads.
The first is my original unit. The frame is an X525 from a kit from GoodLuckBuy. The kit came with everything including a KK board, but I built it with the APM instead. I have since replaced the motors, landing gear, and ESCs. Current…Continue