Here's the reg. On a quick read, it appears that the FAA is taking a hard line on drones in commercial faming and FPV flight with googles. Only Hobby and Recreation is allowed without a COA…Continue
We're going to be standardizing on built-in Bluetooth for all 3DR vehicles and autopilots in the future, but you don't have to wait for that -- you can use Bluetooth right now with this nifty Bluetooth add-on kit ($24.99). It's…Continue
Congratulations to Leonard Hall, whose incredibly fast ArduCopter (shown above) won the Sparkfun AVC copter category, and Philip Rowse, whose ArduPlane did the same in fixed wing. In rovers, my own ArduRover came…Continue
DroneCon 2014 is now underway at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Although it's not live-streamed, the videos will be on YouTube in a few days. Here's the order of events. …Continue
Adafruit has just posted a great tutorial on adding prop guards and cool LEDs to IRIS:
UFO DronesThis summer light up the night sky and fly safe with your drone. In this…
Jonathan Buckley and his 13-year-old son Kaden (and friend Jack) just had the most epic day using the new and improved ArduCopter Follow-Me mode to have a 3DR Y6 follow a car (carrying an Android tablet). Have you ever seen a better father-son project??
Online retailer Amazon has brought on a major K Street firm to lobby on its proposed drone delivery program.
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Congrats to the EasyDrone team, who hit their $20,000 goal on Kickstarter. Now they've offered a stretch goal of upgrading everyone from APM to a Pixhawk autopilot if they hit $30,000 in…Continue
Given that this is the third Follow-Me announcement of the day, AirDog's claim to be the "world's first" auto-follow action sports drone may not be quite accurate ;-) But the tracking bracelet looks very interesting. They're raising $200,000…Continue
The very first fully operational radar Arduino shield…
Just as we launch the Follow Me feature, there's an amazing copter and wrist-tracker combination launching on Kickstarter that uses the feature to astounding effect. It's called Hexo+ and I'm totally getting one:…Continue
I just got a Quanum Nova, which is a fantastic APM-powered copter that in many way outperforms the DJI Phantom for less than $300. Although it's capable of…Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 54,000!!!!
There were approximately 1.8 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 63,000 page views a day on average). It…Continue
A reminder from our friends at Sparkfun. And don't forget that DroneCon will be the day before (Friday the 20th) just a few minutes away at CU Boulder. Looking forward to seeing you all at both of these!
Hello AVC Fans! As you know, the SparkFun Autonomous…
The Verge reports:
Fatdoor's plan is to allow neighbors with drones to synchronize their flight paths and…
Just a glimpse of a cool project we're doing with Brandon Hurd at OLogic and ETH Zurich using Google's Project Tango 3D-scanning phones with a drone, in this case a 3D Robotics Iris. …Continue
ArduCopter 3.2, which is now in beta testing, has an awesome new spline navigation feature, which creates smooth curves between waypoints (thanks to David Dewey, with help from Leonard Hall and Randy Mackay). One advantage of this is that you get really smooth camera angles, as the copter gracefully turns and points itself at the designated Region of Interest.…Continue