I love the OpenMV board, a $65 open source computer vision module that combines a camera and powerful M7 processor with a nice built-in Micropython interpreter and OpenCV-like computer vision library. It's also got a fantastic IDE that makes using…Continue
From The Verge:
The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the…
Nice to see a 3DR Iris+ there, but I'm slight afraid it got totally destroyed afterward ;-) Check out DroneClash for more mayhem. Looks fun!
In a real life video game of sorts, four teams will battle simultaneously. They can use as many drones as they like, but each…
There's much to like in the new Beaglebone Blue board. Along with the usual Beaglebone processing power and Linux support, it has built-in IMU sensors, good WiFi, proper connectors and (for rovers) motor…Continue
Some highlights from the testimony before Congress yesterday by Brendan Schulman of DJI. I think he's talking about…
From The Verge:
Of all of the weird and wonderful ways nature creates resilient bodies, perhaps the most underappreciated is simply being so squidgy your problems just bounce off you. Well, a group…
From GPS World:
3DroneMapping completed a project under tight time and space constraints — surveying a tiny tropical island without…
Parrot is the only publicly-listed consumer/commercial drone company, so their quarterly and annual financial reports are one of the few places to get accurate and up-to-date numbers on how the drone industry is really doing. They published their Q4 2016 and full-year 2016 financials…Continue
From TechCrunch. It works on Raspberry Pi!
Here's the Microsoft AirSim team demonstrating their amazing Unreal-based open source drone simulator package at this week's Dronecode leadership meeting at Intel. Dronecode development is…Continue
The Dronecode/PX4 stack has supported rovers for a long time, but now it's getting a proper simulator for them, too. This addition adds a full rover simulation for SITL and Gazebo. The physical config will follow this week for a Traxxas…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on February 19, 2017 at 4:37pm — No Comments
This seems very doable -- indeed, I think an off-the-shelf product from PrecisionHawk or Agribotix can already do all of this. Am I missing something?
Land O’Lakes, Inc.…
Very cool! From the project repo:
AirSim is a simulator for drones (and soon other vehicles) built on Unreal Engine. It is open-source, cross platform and supports hardware-in-loop with popular flight controllers such as Pixhawk for physically and visually…
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 83,000 members!
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on February 10, 2017 at 11:11pm — No Comments
This project uses RaspberryPi and the Pi camera in a cloud robotics architecture (most processing is done on a laptop over WiFi) and is based on the ForumulaPi code and OpenCV. It costs less than $100 and can perform the full Udacity Self Driving Car challenge (thanks to offboarding most processing to the…Continue
We have a monthly autonomous car hack/race day at a funky old warehouse in Oakland, but in-between races the teams need to training their neural networks. How? With this simulator!
From the video…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on January 29, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Join us for our first hack/race day at the new Oakland warehouse location for DIY Robocar events.
There are three tracks:
1) A RGB lane track, modeled after the FormulaPi track:…
It's been almost a decade since I launched DIY Drones (March 2007) and we've both grown hugely as a community and an industry in the intervening years. Drones work great, they're cheap and widely available, and both the the Dronecode and ArduPilot development communities that got their start here…Continue