All Blog Posts Tagged 'camera' (96)

Force Servo camera stabilization

Aleksey Zaytsevsky is at it again, another breakthrough in the field of camera stabilization technologies.



Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 29, 2013 at 6:17am — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
Creating automatic mission plans for aerial surveying

Both Mission Planner and DroidPlanner have recently added features for simplifying aerial survey. These tools help take the guesswork out of mission planning with cameras onboard, taking pictures to be stitched into a mosaic.…


Added by Brandon Basso on October 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — 33 Comments

Super simple script for remote camera triggering

(Re-post from:

I know there are already lots written about remote triggering of cameras, including one on 3DR's webpage. I just want to share…


Added by lianpinkoh on September 2, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

FPV camera test : Mobius, #808 V2 FPV, Gopro Hero 2


I'm part of a (french) website on heli's, drones and so on. Just want to be clear with that. And we release a review between Modius, #808 FPV and GoPro 2. …


Added by laurent khong on July 31, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Ghetto fpv Quadcopter

  1. Ok, so in my last post, I wrote about making a video recording quadcopter using an 808 #16 keychain camera and a cheap toy quadcopter, the …

Added by benbojangles on July 28, 2013 at 8:00pm — 23 Comments

10 x zoom video camera for UAV/UAS

More information: 10 x zoom video camera for UAV/UAS.


10 X Zoom Video Camera Main Features:

  • Light and small 10x optical zoom camera
  • Remote controlled zoom…

Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on July 23, 2013 at 11:00am — 12 Comments


After a year of having purchased the camera FH 10 with 10x zoom, the first experiences were poor due to the lack of a system of stabilization.

then decided dusting the camera again and stabilize with AMP 2.5. using the PAN and TIL my RVJET, to install it sideways. in my skywalker 1900. the camera has stabilization in the ROLL axis,…


Added by jim C. on July 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

serveball, trowable camera

Looks like a very interesting technology to use on a uav.

We've invented the world's first intelligent throwable camera, a ball capable of stabilized, full spherical 360° photography and video capture. Today, as this fledgling space begins to take flight, we're engineering state-of-the-art…


Added by Steven on July 10, 2013 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Cameraman caught flying drone around Mandela hospital

 A dozen police officers apprehended a man who flew a radio-controlled mini helicopter over the Pretoria hospital, where former president Nelson Mandela was being treated on Friday.

The multi-copter had a rotating camera and was in the sky for a few minutes. A multi-copter looks like a spider.…


Added by Justin M on June 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

3 channel FPV video switcher for only 5 bucks

Fresh from Hobbyking is this video switch which allows you to switch a maximum of 3 camera's on your aircraft (or boat, car for that matter) by the flick of a switch. This switch features one receiver input, 3 camera inputs and one video output

With dimensions of only 30x18x6mm and just 4 grams this is a small and light device.…


Added by CrashingDutchman on June 5, 2013 at 11:30pm — 17 Comments

Adding night vision to the Raspberry Pi camera


After months of promises, the Raspberry Pi camera is finally heading out to hackers and makers…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 30, 2013 at 12:27pm — 4 Comments

Interesting way to view a quad....

Through the eyes of a CCTV security system-

Added by AKRCGUY on May 20, 2013 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

12-Rotor with the RED Epic Camera

Hey DIYDrones community,

This year at NAB 2013 Las Vegas, the RED booth had an incredible display with a beautifully engineered 12-Rotor. It may be the first duodeca-copter of its kind. Its payload was the RED Epic with a custom carbon fiber gimbal and skids. 


You can learn more from their website: …


Added by Daniel Allen on April 10, 2013 at 5:15am — 17 Comments

Nice entry level FPV Quad

Another quad that i found on hobbyking. It caught my eye as it has a monitor inbuilt to the controller. I've seen a few concept controllers maybe this could work?

A nice shortcut to newcomers with a 3-axis gyro stabilization system.

Ladybird V2 FPV

Walkera QR Ladybird V2 FPV Ultra Micro Quadcopter w/Devo F4 RTF (Mode 2)

3.5" LCD screen which matches some phones.Range is limited but i suppose some hacking might sort…


Added by Dez Socks on April 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Getting Started


I have been interested in the world of UAVs and quadcopters for some time now, but have never moved much beyond my few single rotor RC helicopters. Back in December, I purchased my first quad, a HeliMax 1SQ to try my hand at flying something other than single rotor helicopters. It is a fun little quad, but very limiting in ability to carry anything. As I am wanting…


Added by HeliStorm on April 7, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Good quality low light camera, night FPV ?


Canon just annonced a new high sensivity camera with low noise. A new age for FPV night age is coming ?

Unfortunately I'm unable to embed video, so you have to click on the image to go to the Canon website.


The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the…


Added by Maxime Carrier on March 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — 15 Comments

A simple UAV gimbaled servo-controlled camera mount for GoPro

Here's a simple servo-controlled very light GoPro mount for any UAV. I have machine tools to make this, but you might be able to do it with simple home tools. The real trick is a direct connection between the servo and the camera rotator, and to use a control link ball (left side in photo) so you don't need to hit…


Added by Albert on January 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — 13 Comments

GoPro Camera Mount on 3DR Tilt Gimbal

I have been wondering about how to mount my GoPro camera to the 3DR Camera Tilt Gimbal and found a solution so simple yet so ingenious (if I may say so myself) that I thought it would be worth sharing.


This is my second GoPro camera. The first one broke as it fell off the Gimbal during rough…


Added by Stefan78 on January 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Autonomous (Camera & IMU based) localization for a Parrot AR.DRONE Quadrotor

In this video the application of a Visual-Inertial (Camera & IMU) localization algorithm on a Parrot AR.DRONE quadrotor, for enabling real-time GPS-denied autonomous navigation, is presented.

A sensor package for data logging, consisting of a Beaglebone computer, an…


Added by Dimitrios G. Kottas on January 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Low Cost Thermal Pan Tilt Zoom (FLIR PTZ) Gimbal WISH LIST

What would you like to see in a thermal pan tilt platform to make it effective for UAV usage?

I am with a company called SPI Corp and we manufacture a low cost multi sensor pan tilt platform called the M1-D. The M1-D initially was developed for use on ground vehicles but due to its light weight, small size and low cost it has become very popular with folks in the aerial imaging world…


Added by Randall Kolchins on December 11, 2012 at 11:26am — 93 Comments

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