This looks like a good deal from Nitro Planes: a EasyStar-style camera plane with APM already installed, ready to go for $469, or with RC for…Continue
Remember a year ago when Randy used an ArduCopter to autonomously drop a rover on a freakin' volcano? Good times.
Well, now the European Space Agency has done the same thing, but this time time they have ridiculous music, a massive budget and a…Continue
From an op-ed in the Washington Post by Gary Shapiro, the head of the Consumer Electronics Association. Good to see leaders in the overall technology industry…Continue
Robohub has a good update on Fotokite, which uses a copter-on-a-string approach to Follow-me:
Although I am…
Congrats to the Hexo+ team, which is the first of the Kickstarter Follow-me projects (all based on Pixhawk/PX4) to make it to $1 million!…Continue
Video from SteadiDrone, whose APM-powered QU4D we fly all the time and love
Robohub has a good report on South African drone community,…Continue
Sparkfun did a great job with the Autonomous Vehicle Competition this year, and this wrapup video is no exception. The first half is the rovers, the second is the aerial competition. You'll recognize many DIY Drones stars in it!
Final scores are here.
Great post from Kean Walmsley at Autodesk on using ArduCopter for 3D capture:
I’ve been getting very interested in the…
Highlights (and lowlights) from all three heats of the PBR class of the 2014 Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle competition. Won by my "Driving Miss Dizzy" ArduRover, thanks to Tridge and Tom Coyle for coaching and code. Thrills, spills and some very close calls!
Good piece on the front page of the Wall Street Journal business section today. I'm quoted in it:
The big aerospace companies "are the [computer]…
DroidPlanner has just been updated with an incredible feature that comes very close to "one-button 3D mapping" with ArduCopter. Here's a quick tutorial on how to use it to create a mission that autonomously takes…Continue
Testing the SF/02 laser rangefinder on a Pixhawk on my Meridian. Worked very nicely! Some…
I love the subhead of this piece, from Inc Magazine's annual "35 coolest entrepreneurs under 35" list: "Jordi Muñoz launched 3D Robotics with…Continue
As the federal government decides how to regulate drones in the U.S., states are moving on their own. Check out the status of drone legislation in your state …
Wow. The AMA response to the new FAA rules is scorching:
States AMA President Bob Brown, “The FAA interpretive rule effectively negates Congress’ intentions, and is contrary to the law. Section 336(a) of the…