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3D Robotics
New all-in-one gyro/accel/mag chip from Invensense

"The MPU-6000 is the world’s first integrated 6-axis motion processor that eliminates gyro/accel cross-axis misalignment and offers dramatic package size reduction compared with multi-chip…

Added by Chris Anderson on November 9, 2010 at 11:00am — 25 Comments

Hydrogen fuel for Long endurance UAVs

They did it. AEROPAK is a UAV specific powering solution. It runs just on water (hydrogen fuel) and delivers lots and lots of electricity.

This product has unbeliavable charateristics compared to our…

Added by iangl on November 9, 2010 at 10:00am — 33 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones on the All Things That Fly podcast

All Things That Fly is by far the best RC podcast, a weekly romp of news, information and entertaining banter on the RC world, by a cast of charismatic hobbyists. It's the highlight of my commutes and a…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 8, 2010 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

IMAV competition lending out Parrot AR Drones


Added by microuav on November 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Great speech on the origins of Sparkfun and the growth of the new DIY electronics movement

Sparkfun founder Nathan Siedle gave a great speech at Google the other day about history of the company and the new DIY electronics movement that they (and we) are part of. The full text and slides are…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 8, 2010 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

New Pandora's box of 'personal' drones

They could put your mind at ease - or do very much the opposite.

A new arms race is on and it could change everything from the way we parent to how we get our celebrity gossip.

For the technology currently…


Added by DougB on November 8, 2010 at 11:02am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
APM software roadmap update

Here's an update on the ArduPilotMeta software roadmap:

  • The current public (zip file) code is the…

Added by Chris Anderson on November 8, 2010 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

ArduOktoKopter Flies

I have just tried my Oktokopter on its second flight (despite the wind and light rain that made it a very short flight) and it seems flyable. When the… Continue

Added by Peter Seddon on November 8, 2010 at 10:00am — 26 Comments

HappyKillmore's GCS Alpha Release is ready

I guess I'll call it an Aplha release. I'm not done with the installer yet. The system requirements are .NET 2.0 framework, Google Earth (and maybe the plugin) and DirectX must be installed.…


Added by Paul Mather on November 8, 2010 at 12:30am — 155 Comments

First Acro Test with Arducopter MP Quadfox V3

European FoxTeam are doing the first test of Quadfox in Acro mode. We're doing some looping. The Quad Pilot is Giuseppe D'Angelo FoxTeam member the Father of HG3 .

In the video He explain how is possible to do looping with QuadFox v3 . At the end of looping for stabilize Quad he use switch to put quad in stable mode.

Happy vision

For more info check our blog at :…


Added by Roberto Navoni on November 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Why you should probably join the AUVSI if you are in the USA (or anywhere else)

I will probably get a wrap over the knuckles for posting the AUVSI response to Mr Babbitt of the FAA's comments at a recent Washington, DC chapter event of RAeS.…


Added by Gary Mortimer on November 7, 2010 at 3:00am — 10 Comments

Camera Control and OSD for UAV Projects

Hello guys!
Here goes a video showing the Camera Control working:

I'm using Canon SDK definitions (PS-ReCSDK 1.1.0e) and PTP protocol though Arduino USB Host Shield.
Thank you Oleg Mazurov, for helping me to understand the PTP dump through your awesome shield and pointing me the way to go.…

Added by Sandro Benigno on November 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — 31 Comments

Another quadrotor project

Arduimu and ardupilot hardware, with my own code. all control loops are simple PID. Position feedback using Optitrack…


Added by endrew on November 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones in Le Monde

There's a big article in Le Monde today about the DIY movement, which talks a bit about DIY Drones towards the…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 6, 2010 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

Motorway aerial mapping Pteryx UAV long range

Hi everybody. A mission report follows... This one is 3 months old.

Motorway aerial mapping Pteryx UAV long range from Krzysztof Bosak on Vimeo.

Aerial mapping with Pteryx UAV

motorway construction site length 20km

(40km round trip)

A short report of a custom mission flown by Pteryx UAV.

Normally you are expected to… Continue

Added by Krzysztof Bosak on November 6, 2010 at 3:11am — 16 Comments

HappyKillmore's Ground Control Station Status Update

I've made some progress on my GCS project. I'm getting close to a releasable version. Google Earth is working now. I still need to read the mission data when the AP or APM starts sending so I can create the waypoints. Live Video (EasyCAP with Remzibi OSD connected for testing) is working but I need to add a few things so users can configure their input device. The 3D models are working… Continue

Added by Paul Mather on November 5, 2010 at 11:30pm — 16 Comments

New Design for TX with XBee Data built in 2 ants.

TH9x TX modified with an XBee 900mhx built in to display ArduPilotMega data on TX LCD Screen.

Added by Earl on November 5, 2010 at 9:07pm — 1 Comment

Telemetry on TX Screen progress

Added by Earl on November 5, 2010 at 8:50pm — 5 Comments

Drone GCS: Qt/OsgEarth based ground station designed for APM

This is the Qt GCS that James and I have been working on. It still needs some work but it uses cross-platform libraries and the CMake build system. It uses OsgEarth, an open source equivalent to Google Earth. The GCS can load many 3d model types including the cool FlightGear Models. Right now it mostly uses pop-up menus for editing waypoints (triggered by shift-click). Its a work in progress so not everything is hooked up yet. It was developed on a linux system but has…

Added by Brandon Wampler on November 5, 2010 at 7:29pm — 9 Comments

Relax, don't worry, watch this video...

This week I worked with a consultant from out of town and he asked where there might be a good place to fly an RC plane with a camera. "Wow, that's just what *I* do!" I said. (Along with a lot of people here at DIY Drones). Yesterday just before sunset, I sent him off to the beach and he recorded this video. He flies a plane called a "Slow Stick" manually, no autopilot and with a Contour HD helmet cam attached. If possible, watch this at the hi-res setting; it's just simply… Continue

Added by Sky Monkey on November 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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