A big enabler for UAVs going forward, especially with respect to commercialization, will be improving telemetry range. On that note, I've released my MAV Downlink Android application and associated tools today.
MAV Downlink opens up a new communication pathway for you to talk to your UAV while it…Continue
DroidPlanner 2.3.3 is out on Google Play Store. This release shouldn’t change much for the average user (just a couple of bug fixes), but it’s a huge improvement for developers.
The changes include (here is the full change log):…Continue
On the first release of Droidplanner I introduced a tool to help with the placement of Ground Control Points (visual markers placed on the field for aerial photogrammetry purposes). But on …Continue
Today marks one year from the first public release of DroidPlanner (on March 20, 2013), so I thought would be nice to share some statistics.
The image above shows the number of active devices on which the application is currently installed.
And this is the distribution of installs by country:…Continue
It is our pleasure to announce the first public release of DroidPlanner 2.0 on the Google Play Store. It represents a complete rethinking of the way…Continue
Time for an update on my Android-powered fixed-wing drone project, which I’ve just picked up again after 1.5 years of neglect. After trying a few different…Continue
Just a friendly reminder, now is the last chance to grab a Bluetooth Telemetry Bridge before the Kickstarter ends tonight at 10:30PM EST. We've already had an overwhelming response and reached our goal in less than 24 hours! After tonight, there will be a bit of delay before we…Continue
I would like to present my latest project, a scratch-built quadcopter with a special autopilot: an Android smartphone !
The phone is onboard (under the battery), and actually computes how to stabilize the drone. Of course, a phone cannot be connected directly to the ESCs, so an Arduino ADK bridges the two.
The idea came from the fact that smartphones now feature a lot of nice components useful for a drone. For example, the Nexus 4 used…
As usual I'm doing another post, since DroidPlanner is now installed on 4000 devices!
I share these post because I think you guys like it ( I check this data daily ), if someone doesn't like it then comment below.
Here is from where everyone is coming from (top 5):…Continue
There has been some talk here before about the RTK-Lib project, which allows much greater GPS positional accuracy. Now someone has ported RTK-Lib the Android and it's in the Google PlayStore for free:…
It has been a long time since the last version, but an update (0.11.4) is on Google Play. The wider period between releases is just because we …Continue
RK-1 is a wifi enabled mobile robot that you control using your iOS or Android tablet or phone that makes your Arduino projects mobile.
A very Successful test of the DroidPlanner Android App, connected through a 3DR Radio Kit and the 3DR APM2.5
Before taking off, I ensured that there is a proper connection between the APM and the Tablet and that both devices's GPS is locked. Then I take the drone up and put it in Loiter mode.
Follow Mode must be activated in the Settings of the…Continue
I added some neat features on DroidPlanner, so I'm posting an update. The new app (v0.7.5) is on Google Play.
The new version has the following updates ( v0.7.5 over v0.7.0):
Just a quick update on DroidPlanner. The new app (v0.7.0) will be on Google Play shortly.
The new version has the following updates ( v0.7.0…Continue
So I started off by writing some software to have an arduplane fly in formation with a human piloted hang-glider. I still plan to finish this project, but I noticed there was a lack of an Android ground controller for Mavlink/Arduplane. Since much of the code I was writing for my formation flying project was in…Continue
I hope it will be interesting to see new open design of wifi rover. It is controlled from Android application…Continue
I'm starting a new project branch for the ArduPilot, and I hope it will thrive. For an experiment run the DroidPlannerv0.1b.apk file on an Android Tablet (needs android v4) . Here it's a mere screenshot:
I know this it's not the first phone/tablet GCS to show up on this community (for example …Continue
I bought a PhoneDrone board a couple of months ago, hoping to use the board in order to build some sort of autopilot or plane stabilization in conjunction with any standard Android phone that supports Android 2.3.5+.
My idea is to use the sensors in the phone to…Continue