Here is a short video of the design, build and crash testing of the Game of Drone's Battle Quad. It's waterproof, bulletproof, and can fly away from almost any crash.
"Fly 'em hard and put 'em away wet. They're only drones"
We live in a uniquely dynamic age influenced heavily by technological advances surging in every direction. It’s a time…
I built this Wire Rope GoPro mount out of a couple of Furniture leg coasters, a Bicycle Brake cable and some electrical brass wire connectors removed from their plastic housing. Test flown this morning and here is the result.
I'm very pleased with the video as I have tried many ways to remove the rolling shutter effect previously and this is by far…Continue
The last post was almost laughable as ArduCutter barley got off the ground and certainly didn't do much in the way of entertaining. Well, it still isn't ready for Vegas however I've been feeling pretty good about the progress especially since the project was started with a strategy of hope. In the past week or so I have successfully put this quad through many of the basic flight modes and everyone walked away with no broken bones and no blood spilled. A…
Hereby my project, I wanted to build a quadrocopter to learn more about system control and brushless motor and because it is cool. To target also was to make it without as little wires as possible and that is why I made a…Continue
Having learned the hard way on a few things, I thought I'd put together a little video that shows some tips and tricks with the APM mission planner.
The first time I tried mission planning some things were a mystery, like how do you actually get into auto mode to fly a mission? I found something that looked like a way to do it from the APM software flight data tab, but…
This mod was also posted in another blog by me: http://www.rhinofablab.com/profiles/blogs/direct-pcb-printer
and I thought is more suitable to post it in DIY Drones.
Here I'll post step by step modification on my Epson S22/T22 to a PCB…Continue
I managed to test the Altitude Hold and Loiter functions of my ArduPilot Mega2 controlled Hexacopter and was pretty impressed with it. There was strong winds initially but when it died down to a breeze I turned on the altitude hold and it seemed to hover with a deviation of around 2m. Then when I turned on the Loiter mode, my hexacopter stayed within a 5m radius…Continue
ARIA and ReAllocate.org are seeking an UAV expert interested in the development of an UAS (an Unmanned Aerial System = UAV + Base station) for a project at the Burning Man festival. For this project, we will be delivering a system that is capable of tracking a person (via GPS enables tracker) and…Continue
--UPDATE-- We've gotten a great response from the DIY Drones community, THANKS! Due to this, we've decided to do a special 1-week promotion... the TH9x is on sale for $69.95 from now through 7/20!! Anyone who ordered a radio recently from our site will receive a rebate or credit on a future purchase. Thanks again! --…
Modern fault-tolerance design for aircraft does little to help when big parts start falling off. This study proposes a design approach / philosophy for keeping things aloft during broader system failure.
From PsysOrg: /
"For example, the group studied the plane’s operation during…
My name's Gabriel.
Basically I am a software developer. My previous work was in the avionics field as a s/w developer. But that was several years ago. Since then I did web dev (Django) and a little bit of native iOS development.
For several years I've been looking on many DIY and commercial UAV projects. And I find the whole thing very interesting and fascinating.
So I finally started my own project.
It will be a DIY quadcopter. I think that…Continue
Hi Everyone. Above is an intro video to the minimosd. It still needs a tiny bit of tailoring but I figured I would send it out to the community for review. A video series like this could be beneficial for our community to grow in the future. Open to adding on a distributor logo for some help supporting my own hobby/builds.
Of course the video…Continue
Inspired by this series of DIY videos, and a little wary of over-spending on yet another silly flying machine, I've decided to have a go at building my own Tricopter. The idea is to see just how cheaply I can build the whole thing from start…Continue
By far the coolest phone / tablet app I've come across. EveryCircuit is a simple SPICE circuit design tool with a slick touch interface, shows voltage and current animations and more. This is no doubt the look and feel of circuit design tools for the future. Also could be a fun, easy way to…Continue
Nice IMU project spotted on Dangerous Prototypes with MEMS gyros and accelerometer, Cortex-M3.
"The IMU is supposed to be high-end, implementing state-of-the-art data filtering, best low-cost MEMS sensors available and many features to compete with commercial IMUs used in…Continue
Maybe you know, we are manufacturing SimpleOSD since tree years and i'm planning to converting it to opensource since one years.
2 month before Dennis Frie contact with me for an opensource OSD hardware, because he was developing an opensource firmware over Arduino base. I replaced a SimpleOSD board with arduino boot and…Continue
I joined DIY Drones in August last year, and have been one of the Moderators since December. The Moderators are members of the site who approve new joiners, Blog posts, etc and generally keep an eye on the site content in accordance with the published guidelines: