All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (253)

The Official Aerial Vista Challenge Team Video for the 2014 Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

I got a little excited and published the video a little early.  This is the official video for the Aerial Vista Challenge Team.  We are participating in the 2014 Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge.  This is the one that we have submitted for the competition.  Thank you to our sponsors and to Inside Focus Media for creating this video.  We look forward to more…


Added by Toby Lankford on April 10, 2014 at 1:34am — 15 Comments

Rover for Testing Systems the Ground

Hello everyone from the Aerial Vista Challenge Team. We have been trucking along on out competition UAV.  We are real happy with the progress and we are getting all knids of stuff in from sponsors.  This week we received our Arsov AUAV3 and in a couple of weeks we should be getting our AUAV X-1 Autopilots in.…


Added by Toby Lankford on March 24, 2014 at 9:45am — 9 Comments

Another epic drone Game Drive (Flight)

We were asked to do some field testing for the Investec Rhino Life Line with Dr Will Faulds. Thought I'd share some of the footage. Only in Africa! :)

Using APM2.6, Tarot T810, Alexmos BGC (soon to be upgrade to 3 axis) and the trusty GoPro.

Added by Wesley Versfeld on March 20, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Robots In The Sky

Consider participating in a new crowdsouced mapping project. Robots In The…


Added by Matt Wallhead on March 11, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Quaternion AHRS with uPilot32


Here is a video ( of a new implementation of an AHRS algorithm, thanks to Seb Madgwick and Fabio Vareseno works.

Source code is available on the website

Feel free to…


Added by VGR-Systems on February 27, 2014 at 11:13am — 9 Comments

Anouncting EPM V2 Electro Permanent Magnet and OGCAN CAN BUS daughter card!

We are announcing Version 2 of the EPM, Electro Permanent Magnet and the OpenGrab CAN daughterboard (OGCAN). A simple solution for cargo gripping for UAV’s and robots.

Introduction EPM V2…


Added by ctech4285 on February 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — 18 Comments

Accepted to the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge

 Hello all!!  I had to step away for a couple of weeks.  We have been dealing with my father's health and I had to travel to attend his surgery.  He is in better shape and on his way to a speedy recovery I hope. I have to go help them setup some things at their house tomorrow so that he will be able to function in…


Added by Toby Lankford on February 10, 2014 at 4:38pm — 4 Comments

Searching crocodile nest with new technology

Luke Evan, a Phd student of Cardiff University, England has beentrying very hard to look for crocodile nest for…


Added by keeyen pang on February 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Quadcopter performing visual guided autonomous landing.

For my master thesis I have built a quadcopter based on the Aeroquad platform for doing visual guided autonomous landing. All high processing is done on-board, using a BeagleBoard-XM for high level and Arduino for low level computations. OpenCV is used for recognizing of the marker and Kalman filter is used for robust tracking of the maker position input. The Kalman filter does…


Added by Pål Møst on January 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Reserve/Redundant Battery Switching

Good Morning!!

I am writing this morning about a different topic than my build because I am mad at the post office.  My RVJET should have arrived two days ago and I am still without a plane.  It is in the teens outside today so I thought it would be a perfect assembly day.  Instead, I am…


Added by Toby Lankford on January 23, 2014 at 7:46am — 18 Comments Seeking 7 More Sponsors!

Hello Diy Drones Universe,

CAD Drones is going to be the hottest Open Source Community for CAD and Drones since Diy Drones and sUAS News!  This is why I am inviting 7 more individuals to join the list of 10 total sponsors of the open source CAD and Drone community.…


Added by Joshua Johnson on January 22, 2014 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

Distributor - A community of pilots donating their time and aircraft for the greater good -

S.W.A.R.M. (Search With Aerial RMulti-rotor) is a worldwide volunteer search and rescue network of SAR Drone Pilots dedicated to searching for missing…


Added by AKRCGUY on January 8, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments - Beta Now Open - Open Source Community/Database

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Hello my Fellow Diy Drones Members.  I am currently opening up…


Added by Joshua Johnson on December 28, 2013 at 12:29am — 27 Comments

uPilot32 Test OSD on-board integrated MAX7456

Test of the uPilot32 UAV Devboard. The MAX7456 OSD Layout Display is composed of 30 rows and 15 lines.

Therefore, the WriteString functions has a x (1 to 30) and a y (1 to 15) to position the first character of the string in the screen.

See more about the MAX7456 OSD :…


Added by VGR-Systems on November 29, 2013 at 12:38am — No Comments

Updates from NavStik: World's smallest/lightest micro navigation and control module!


NavStik users are now using NavStik to build a variety of autonomous systems. Its extremely small size and light weight (4 grams), coupled with a powerful Cortex M4…


Added by Nitin Gupta on November 27, 2013 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

A new 32-bits DevBoard

A new dev-board PIC32 80MHz based with 10-axis IMU, OSD, GPS, SD card, Xbee, USB connection, etc...

New video showing the GPS and Xbee features:

More information on the website : VGR-Systems feel free to contact…


Added by VGR-Systems on November 23, 2013 at 3:00am — 14 Comments

IROS 2013: UAVs Get a Grip With Full-Size Robot Arms

By Evan Ackerman

As amazing as flying robots are, there's a limited amount of useful stuff that they can do today. Oh, they're great for surveillance and inspection, there's potential to use them to deliver stuff, and in some…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 22, 2013 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

A Calmato, an electric powered airplane, piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1

Here a video of a Calmato Alpha 40, an electric powered airplane, fully piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1 and tested successfully in flight and in HIL (Hardware In the Loop) simulation on the x-Plane v9.70 simulator.…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 14, 2013 at 12:53pm — 38 Comments

Mexico's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Symposium 17-18 Oct.

For all of you interested, who live in or around Mexico City. The Research and Advanced Studies Center (CINVESTAV in spanish) of the National Polytechnic Institute just announced this.

Program in Spanish Only (sorry!)

Mexico's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Symposium …


Added by Rod Mafud on October 16, 2013 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Identify UAV Lost In Malibu, California

This UAV apparently got away from its operators and wound up in the trash being collected at a local park in Malibu, California. Can any of the members on DIY Drones identify this UAV and who it belongs to? Full story here: …


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 15, 2013 at 8:37am — 10 Comments

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