See what happens if two APM powered quads get too close to each other.
The innocent ArcticCoper was in loiter, the TBS Discovery was in stabilized trying to get close up. Slow motion footage shows how one motor of the AcrticCopter completely stops after hitting the TBS Discovery quad. The damaged propeller then drags one arm down of the TBS…Continue
Temple of Autonomous Machine
[Image: The archaeological robot Tlaloc II-TC, a design descendent of…Continue
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Arlington (Texas) Police Department permission to use two small helicopter UAVs. The FAA did lay…
Chris Anderson was one of the guests also guests from the ACLU.
Here is the link to the: article
Ok, so the “tacocopter” was a joke. The drone that would deliver fresh tacos to you from the…
Here is an excerpt from a NBC News article that has been linked to from the home page:
In 1917, Charles Kettering invented the Kettering Bug in Dayton, Ohio. Conceived as a flying torpedo, versions of it were tested but never used by the…
First, the problem is how to define a drone? You may think a drone is unmanned aerial vehicle. But how about an model plane with a camera…Continue
Welcome back to my build log/experiences with this project.
After playing around with and figuring out where to put the various bits I went on to add the XBee headers, powercable and 3 pin RX header to the PX4IOAR:
At this point I will skip further as the assembly is…Continue
I got the AR Drone carrier to be able to fly the PX4FMU inside to test small things whenever, plus the AR Drone airframe is very well suited to packed urban environments like where I live.
I do also plan on using the PX4FMU for other airframes, but…Continue
Added by Noth666 on March 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We adopted the way of Desktop Fabrication to build HeX. Here is an example what that way does to it and how it effects on other hobbyists who also want to build a similar one.
the files of the designs of HeX will be uploaded onto the internet and freely accessible to anyone who is enthusiastic about it. With these files, if you also happen to get some CNC routers and laser cutters at home, you can…Continue
a modular design makes HeX adaptable from a quadcopter to a hexacopter even to a triple-rotor copter as the following picture shows
And also, we hope the modular design makes it friendlier to users because the complexity of putting a drone together is being brought down…Continue
just enjoy it!
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced a strategic plan for the state's unmanned aerial vehicle industry - A Strategic Plan for the Development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Enterprise in the State of Oklahoma
From their home page - "USA-OK is a state…Continue
I have found a project that uses 299.00 AR Drone 2.0 as the platform for search and rescue missions. This is a very good example of UAV for good uses at toy prices.
Details about the project are here: http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/TU_Delft_-_Search_and_Rescue_with_AR_Drone_2
They have even posted fully autonomous flight videos that look very promising. No…Continue
After over one month, I work out the second generation prototype of HeX.
1. trimmed down the size:
the diameter of the first generation is 100 centimeters. this one's is 70 centimeters
2. the modular design goes like this:…Continue
Debugging a drone project requires functionality that exceeds what a…Continue
I have been talking with Lorenz Meier about the PX4 and wanted to add a very quick blog post for the UK & EU PX4 Autopilot users, I have added…Continue