Chris Anderson's Blog – April 2010 Archive (37)

Some juicy details in article about Insitu, ScanEagle and founder rivalries

Here's an excerpt from an article in Willamette Week, a Portland weekly. It's a mix of well reported details about the founders and clashes within the company, plus some clueless…
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Added by Chris Anderson on April 30, 2010 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

Skywalker: Best UAV platform ever? (I'm in love)

[UPDATE: Hooks has, er, hooked us up with a 10% discount at FPVFlying.com, for this and anything else they sell. Just use the discount code "diydrones". Awesome! Thanks… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on April 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — 160 Comments

ArduPilot Mega Now Available!



It's available now from Sparkfun! $59.95.



And cool home…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 44 Comments

9,000 members!



We hit 9,000 members today, on the same growth trend as we've seen so far this year (adding 1,000 members every two months--we hit…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Perching UAV sticks to walls



[From BotJunkie]

Check out this awesome perching UAV, developed by Alexis Lussier…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 26, 2010 at 11:37am — 7 Comments

Tutorial: Connecting other GPS modules to ArduPilot

Although we recommend the uBlox GPS module and adapter we sell in the DIY Drones store, which is solid and easy to set up, ArduPilot can support any GPS module in NMEA… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on April 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — 18 Comments

Gorgeous Blimpduino build log



IKE is doing an awesome job of documenting his Blimpduino build. Excellent write-up and stunning photographs.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 23, 2010 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

Arduino cheat sheet

Can't remember where to find those Arduino pin mappings? Forgot your FTDI wire meanings? You need this handy cheat sheet, which has all the most commonly needed info in one easy-to-print form. Pin it up your workshop wall!…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 23, 2010 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

xkcd is especially good today

I particularly like "Not a resistor. Wire just does this." From…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — 19 Comments

Sparkfun wrap-up of AVC competition



The official results.



Flickr photos are…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 20, 2010 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

iPhone controller for RC planes



The creator explains: "No jailbreaking. No WiFi. Stock receivers. I fly model airplanes and helicopters with my iPhone. I use an off-the-shelf 2.4GHz module and a custom iPhone app. The app is now in beta testing.



I use the phone's headphone jack to communicate with the Spektrum module. I make no modifications to the module or the receivers. This application does not use WiFi, Internet, external servers or microcontrollers."



(via… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on April 18, 2010 at 2:42pm — 11 Comments

Blimp driven by artificial muscles





Swiss blimp that propels itself with electronic muscles, like a…
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Added by Chris Anderson on April 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

AVC Final Scores!



Congratulations to Antonio Lyska, the UAV winner of the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition! In his final run, he did a 26 second lap and then nailed an autonomous landing in the box for a 30…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — 18 Comments

Pictures of all the AVC UAV competitors



"Robota": Rabbit-powered custom autopilot. He did everything himself!…



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Added by Chris Anderson on April 17, 2010 at 1:29pm — 5 Comments

AVC Round Two results



The rain has picked up, but we all got a good round two in. Here are the current standings, in order:



  1. The…
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Added by Chris Anderson on April 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

AVC Round One results

There are six UAV teams entered in the competition this year.
  • Jordi and me…
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Added by Chris Anderson on April 17, 2010 at 11:17am — 4 Comments

Report from FIRST Robotics aerial robotics planning meeting



We had a full house of university leaders yesterday at the FIRST Robotics Championship for our planning/brainstorming meeting on a potential indoors aerial robotics competition. We opened with…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 16, 2010 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

FireScout scores first drug bust



From BotJunkie: "Last week, one of the Fire Scouts currently undergoing testing aboard the USS McInerney managed a real drug bust after noticing what… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2010 at 12:41pm — 13 Comments

NASA's Global Hawk now operational


BBC video here. (Sorry, but they don't allow embedding. Ugh.)

Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2010 at 5:06am — 10 Comments

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