New ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover Wikis are Operational (provisionally)
The old existing Wiki(s) are no longer getting updated on a continuous basis so you need to start using the new Wiki(s).
During this transition you will need to use both of them (although for the PX4, the new…Continue
I’d like to share my experience with my copter (aka ZuCopter) during my first full test using AUTO mode. My quad is ArduCopter, 3DRobotics Quad-C frame using APM 2.5 Firmware 2.9.1b
The plan was to go around the house, full automated, including takeoff and landing. This was executed quite smoothly at the first run J, Then I said… let’s try that again;…Continue
The evolution of the code, the improvements made by the development team and the passion that we are putting in all this public project is bearing fruits that much hoped for.
ArduCopter is reaching commercial products, offers even more potential at…
ArduCopter / ArduRover / ArduPlane specific GPS devices with uBlox NEO6 modules are here...
Finally they are here. We have been testing and developing these GPS devices over 4 months and now they are available on jDrones store. These modules are optimized for ArduCopter and…Continue
For those interested in using their multicopters to carry heavy objects you might be interested in the test that I performed today with Assistant Professor Nagatani-san of Tohoku university in Japan and Izu-san of…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
jDrones: jD-Simplex frame series are available now
Another line of ArduCopter frames from jDrones is now available.Frames uses many of the parts that are already widely used on current ArduCopter frames.
All frames are fully foldable for easy transportation.…Continue
Most of the pro multicopter set-ups have feedback from the ESCs so the controller knows the status of the motors. This is useful for all kinds of reason including:
1. debugging the causes of crashes - the controller could log when a motor has stopped running.
2. allows faster and better reaction to a motor failure perhaps saving you from a crash at least for…Continue
Yesterday, i added a new senor onto my quad, MaxSonar MB1260 XL for better altitude hold. Before attaching and re-uploading the ArduCopter 2.7.3 onto the APM 2. I erased and reset the…Continue
3DR ArduCopter kits are back in stock at the 3D Robotics store. The kits have gone through a slight redesign both in mechanical design and documentation. Our new facility in Tijuana, Mexico as well as better suppliers for parts have allowed us to greatly improve the…Continue
Development: New power distribution board
Some of you might already seen this board on Open-source ESC development post several days ago and some not. As…Continue
I've been wanting to build a balance bot for ages and I finally have to time to make one. ArduBalance leverages the existing code base of ArduCopter to produce a simple autonomous balancing robot. Features include:
• GPS, opt_flow, and dead-reckoning
• Ardupilot mission scripting
• Full RC control
• Heading hold
• Position hold
jDrones NEWS: IOBoard goes MAVLink 1.0
Time has come to make another exciting release. New software has been released for our mini IOBoard. With this software you are not anymore depending on static flashes, blinks and other patterns.
We made blog post about basic jD-IOBoard few weeks ago and you can read…Continue
Announcing: ArduCopter 2.7
In just a short while, ArduCopter 2.7 will become available for download in Mission Planner. As we worked on ArduCopter 2.6.1, we saw that it had several new and compelling features (as well as…Continue
Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce our new u-blox based GPS board. The development teams and 3D Robotics have been working on this GPS unit for some time, and we have seen very good results on ArduPlane, ArduCopter and ArduRover. The Sparkfun AVC and the Quadcopter Rodeo were excellent opportunities to observe this GPS…Continue
jDrones News: Upgraded MediaTEK 3329 GPS
Another exciting product update from us. Some people already have seen this new jDrones MediaTEK GPS. GPS is based on same GPS module…Continue
It was fun day :) We shot review of new Ferrari California that now on the market in Israel, (video is in Hebrew).
There is few shots from my tri-copter, also at 2:34 tri-copter got in to the shot :)
Some photos from the set:
Motor Mounts - …Continue
jDrones News: MultiMount for multicopters.
We are proud to reveal another exciting new product from jDrones. We have been working hard and long with this new product and now finally it…Continue