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3D Robotics
Lettuce Bot, part of the coming robotic farm

I think agricultural uses are going to be one of the main drivers of commercial drones and other robotic technologies, so I love stories like this. From The Economist:

[Lettuce] is a…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 28, 2012 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
On Kickstarter: iShrike Shuttle -- an iOS controlled, ping-pong ball-dropping copter

Looks like fun, and $85 isn't bad for the early backers (I'm among them). Details here.

The iStrike Shuttle was designed with the iOS in mind. We wanted to create something that was…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 27, 2012 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Raztech Hall Effect Current Sensors

Raztech Hall Effect Current Sensors

These guys gave me some samples a few…

Added by Nick Goodey on October 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Yellow Plane 1800mm Scratch Built Coroplast FPV Platform 2

Yellow Plane now has a battery box and nose for the FPV gear, The centre of gravity is on the wing center line with these batteries, the whole pod can be relocated on…

Added by Nick Goodey on October 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
Defibrillator drone?

Fast Company reports:

USA Today investigation a few years ago found that, of the 250,000 fatal cardiac arrests that occur…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 27, 2012 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

Java UDB Tool and LOGO Editor

This is a simple tool to boost development/use on the UDB. It basically loads your Options file and enables editing and compiling (and soon uploading/burning). Here are a few screen shots.

The above is the main screen showing the general settings, including the Vehicle Name, MAVLINK SYSID, among other…


Added by Moses gichangA on October 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Watch out for the ....

You may or may not agree with my thoughts here…


Added by Gary Mortimer on October 27, 2012 at 7:02am — 57 Comments

pyXY - Synapse SM700 Dev Board May Be better than Xbee

pyXY - Synapse SM700 Dev Board May Be better than Xbee and seems cost effective

8 X 12 bit analogue inputs could do a RC controller without Arduino's  

This Data Sheet details the SM700PC1 module, which…


Added by Nick Goodey on October 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Experiment in 3D: modeling a quadcopter with still images

This was a first test of modeling something in 3D using still images. The subject is a micro quad, 210mm from motor to motor. To make the model, 36 still images were taken from a 10MP DSLR and uploaded to Autodesk's 123D Catch application.

I first attempted to upload this to Hypr3D to do the same kind of modeling, but as you can see here…


Added by Matthew Schroyer on October 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone (Kickstarter) - 29 hours left

This project has been blogged here almost a month ago. Now they are closer to their deadline ($105,345 needed). Recently they've provided many interesting updates on the…


Added by Ruwan on October 26, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Hexa Fun

I've managed to get everything up and running again! This is my newish hexa from uDrones (I've decided to forgo a rant on that subject for now). After working around my PDB issue (still unsolved) and engaging in some…


Added by Eric Tweet on October 26, 2012 at 1:52am — 4 Comments

Interesting conference

First Conference of the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft. Feb 18-20 2013 in Mallorca, Spain.

More info available here:…


Added by Stian Solbø on October 26, 2012 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

my old octadecacopter (18 motors)


Added by vis.asta on October 25, 2012 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

GoPro low-pro 2.5mm AV plug


Added by Joshua Ott on October 24, 2012 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

3D Robotics
My new favorite person ;-) (Spanish manual translation team forming here)

Carlos Martinez doesn't just have excellent taste in books, but he's also translating the ArduCopter/Plane manuals into Spanish!  If you speak Spanish and would like to help, please comment here or PM me and we can give you wiki…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

EPP FPV Wing Project

I have designed my own flying wing and had it cut from flyingfoam. I would love the input of some of the members of DIYDRONES. The span is 60", I chose an MH60 airfoil and added about 2 deg washout. I cutout the motor mount and servo mounts on my CNC router.…


Added by Ted Van Slyck on October 24, 2012 at 8:19pm — 18 Comments

Talk about creepy cool!

Atlas is getting a lot smarter.  He doesn't fly, yet this is still impressive.  


Added by Todd Hill on October 24, 2012 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

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