As any professional photographer knows, setting up lights can be a hassle. This is often the case in the studio, but especially when shooting on location. Before too long, however,…
Added by Chris Anderson on July 12, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments
One of the things that thrills me the most is watching the ecosystem grow around the APM/Pixhawk platform, ranging from simple cloners to the most advanced value innovators. An example is the new and very impressive Follow-me copter projects on Kickstarter, all of which are based on the…Continue
There's a long list of free presentations available online from the Conference on UAVs in the Resources Industry held last month in Perth. Samples:…Continue
This is meant to be a cautionary tale about what a new world would be like if we don't protect the current one, but it's quite a well-done vision regardless of what position you take. Given the progress made in robotics flying insects, such as the Harvard Robobee, we may…Continue
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]…