I've posted a bunch of teaser videos of the Solo swarming we do often at 3DR, but have not yet posted instructions on how to do it yourself -- I was just waiting for the team to document the steps. Well good news: now they have!
The above video (sorry for the shaky camera -- we were excited) shows a fun exercise in in using the Solo drones…Continue
I've backed it. Similar concept to what we're doing at go-kart scale, but without the GPS and other big-car stuff. On Kickstarter now.
Formula Pi is an exciting new race series…
AgEagle, which makes a Pixhawk-powered plane for agriculture inspection (see above; full video below), is going public on NASDAQ. From sUASNews:…
Full disclosure: I was one of the judges. Too many great entries -- it was hard to pick a winner. From Popular Science:
Zelator, by Alexey Medvedev of Omsk, Russia, which won first place…
Here's a primer on custom geofencing with Solo, which has never been easier. It has just been released in the new 3DR Solo app for iOS and will be coming to Android…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 79,000!
Despite the site being on-and-off down for nearly a week over the past two month as you can see on the right side of the traffic graph…Continue
When it's time for a drone to fly itself home, we for years settled for a a straight line back, "as the crow flies". That's obviously inadequate, since there could easily be a tree or large building in the way. So 3DR improved that with Solo, with the "Rewind" feature, which finds the…Continue
From BAE, the ultimate DIY Drone:
Ahead of this years' Farnborough International Airshow, engineers and scientists at BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow have outlined their current thinking about military…
Native support for the uAvionix PingX ADS-B receiver is now available in beta of the 3.4 code for Copter, Plane and Helicopter. Below is the procedure for loading the firmware on your Pixhawk/APM autopilot to visualize ADS-B compliant…Continue
Just for the next day -- get it while you can!
Comes with the latest 2.4 software with such features as Smart Rewind RTL, Panos,…Continue
From the University of Cincinnati:
Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter…Continue
All you ArduRover fans out there, this is your chance to once again show your skills at AVC. It's September 17 this year. Here's the new Sparkfun announcement post:
This year, SparkFun’s …
From Fast Company:
In his famous Robot series of stories and novels, Isaac Asimov created the fictional Laws of Robotics, which read:
- A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to…
MAVGAnalysis is a new tool from the PX4 team to give real-time data analytics without overcomplicating a GCS. From the repository:
This JavaFx based tool enables PX4 Users to record and analyse data published via UDP during flight or…
AP-Manager is a board available now that allows switching between two Pixhawks or APM autopilots:…Continue
With the press of a button, Solo will retrace its exact path for the last 60 feet of your flight (this distance will be user-definable in the app) to ensure it avoids obstacles on its way back home. And with the new “return to me” feature, Solo will come home to wherever you stand with your controller…Continue
There were an amazing 425 entries to the Airbus/LocalMotors drone cargo challenge, and this week judging begins to select the winners (I'm…Continue