We're currently searching for talented electrical engineers to join the 3DR team in San Diego. If you have 3+ years of experience focused on board, module and system-level products, we want to hear from you.
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Added by Sue Rosenstock on December 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
3rd flight and first full autonomous flight from take off to touch down. Still some tuning to figure out. You'll see from the video that when the copter approaches each waypoint, there is a lot of oscillation then it smoothes out. If anyone has any tips on how to adjust the setting to get rid of this please comment below.…Continue
Flexible and robust, IRIS can fly missions from an Android smart phone or tablet for true autonomous flight. Built to accommodate a…Continue
Some of you might remember a previous blog post last summer about my trainer 3DR quad going into the trees.
As a result I broke the 433Mhz telemetry module and antenna, as you can see on the picture above (SMA connector was ripped off the board).
This module was in my drawer since…Continue
Quick first flight video.
Open source Hardware/Software
Large community and support
Manual could be updated with assembly diagrams and better clarification. Some pics and instructions conflict with company website.
Everything has it's place…Continue
Aaron Curtis always loved science, especially the “big-picture” stuff, like geology and space science. After attending high school in Brazil and Sweden (his father is a diplomat), Aaron received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University. That’s where he discovered his passion for volcanoes. A member of the…Continue
A quick unboxing and review of the new 3DR Y6 Kit. I will also be posting a build and first flight video soon for anyone interested in this platform.
Kenwood, Ca. — Something’s up at Kunde Family Vineyards.
Developers at 3D Robotics went to Kunde Family Vineyards, a family-owned vineyard, to test a project that could revolutionize agriculture by providing farmers with on-demand aerial images of their land.
Those images give farmers a bird’s-eye view, allowing…Continue
(Re-post from: http://conservationdrones.org/trigger-camera-remotely/)
I know there are already lots written about remote triggering of cameras, including one on 3DR's webpage. I just want to share…Continue
It's not everyday I get a text message asking if I want to fly with two test engineers from 3dRobotics. But who would pass up the opportunity? Joe and Craig wandered down to SEFSD today to tune some of the airframes they were working on. Plus they wanted to check out my X7. Here's some flying with Joe, Craig, and my friend Josh. This is THE most APM's we've had in the air…Continue
This is a summer flight video of my "Mr. Red" Arducopter, configured as an X8.
Although the arducopter X8 setup is the least efficient in terms of number of motors/lifting power ratio, it is a super stable platform for aerial photography and aerial filming.
For the more technical:
-APM 2.5 running v3.0.1
-Tiger motors 3110-17…Continue
Added by Hugues on August 19, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Hey DIY! We just came home from AUVSI in Washington DC and had a great time! We saw a ton of fantastic aircraft and met a lot of great people, doing awesome things for the drone community! Here are a couple photos from our walks around the show. Our number one question we were asked first, when people saw our 3DR…Continue
I was curious what kind of flight times I might expect from the little 3DR quad, so I tried an experiment today. I used a little LiPo alarm (super useful!), and flew it with a combination of a pre-programmed route (a couple minutes) and just a little random flying around. I had the GoPro Hero3 BE slung underneath with a simple velcro mount (super jello!). Here's a video…Continue
I've made two videos showing the ArduCopter Auto (and RTL in second video) capabilities of ArduCopter.
The first video is a flight with 5 waypoints at varying altitudes and includes AutoLand.
I only did not include Auto Takeoff in these videos but can confirm that also works well. There was limited takeoff space so I took…Continue
3D Robotics had a great weekend at the First Annual MultiRotor Challenge. We were there both Saturday and Sunday and competed in most of the events, including a fully autonomous demo mission with a Stock 3DR Hexacopter. In the Auto-Land Competition, APM powered Multi's got 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place! We also won…Continue
This Is what happens when my little brother forgets the #1 rule: Stay Behind Me! So, to avoid hitting him I had to crash off to the side. At least I got a cool Video =)
I had fun designing acrylic arches to build a protection cage (and GPS holder on top) in the style of the classical arducopter frame. The base frame is a 3DR quad revision C.
I added also a bottom plate beneath the battery space to attach cameras and gimbal.…Continue
I have read many comments on the sensitivity of the Sonar sensor, i.e. mainly two types of issues:
-first electromagnetic interferences, electric interferences that impact the distance measurement stability. Especially the sonar sensor should be as far as possible from all magnetic/electric…Continue