Sorry to see this notice from AirDroids, who had launched the PocketCopter on Kickstarter, but glad to see their list of "lessons learned". Manufacturing is really, really hard, and they were not the first or last Kickstarter project to get in over…Continue
Congrats to our friends at Agribotix (Pixhawk-based ag drones), who were featured in a New York Times piece on deregulation of farming UAV use. Excerpts…Continue
Great to see the progress of the Erle Robotics team, who have ported the APM code to Ubuntu and interfaced with ROS to make a great research platform. From the …Continue
From the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's biggest newspaper:
One recent weekend, I was lounging in a Hung Hom hotel's…
Cool new board from Gumstix, designed from the ground up to run APM/PX4 code.
Gumstix, Inc., a manufacturer of computers-on-module (COMs),…Continue
RenTT writes to let us know that the Chinese APM/Pixhawk developer community is taking off, and there is a new site focused on this called…Continue
If you can ignore the over-the-top music on this video from Top Flight, the MIT spin-off company has some very interesting power technology that can get 100 mile range of one gallon of gas. More details in…Continue
This new Indiegogo project looks very good, and at $225 Reach is about a quarter of the price of other RTK GPSs. Backed!
What is Reach and what is it for?
Reach is for applications when your standard GPS with…
From Ars Technica:
On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas. Within 20 minutes, the storm ravaged 95 percent of the city’s…
Construction drone company using Pixhawk-powered technology gets a nice write-up in…Continue
Ah, the idea of using a phone as an actual drone controller. We keep coming back to that one every year or so, dating all the way back to my first cellphone autopilot (using Windows CE!) in…Continue
Perceptive Labs is now taking pre-orders for SHIFT, which uses computer vision to do optical tracking. It supports Pixhawk, the IRIS+ and the DJI Phantom.…Continue
Regardless of your views on Middle East conflict, everyone in this community should feel very proud after watching this video, showing APM-powered planes used for humanitarian aid. Mark Jacobsen at the Syria Airlift Project is inspiring, and I personally will be backing his work.
The power to…Continue
It's like the best of both worlds! APM software with a familiar white GPS puck and nice wasp-waist controller box. Just $98 at…Continue
Hackaday gives a well-deserved call-out to the creators of the MultiWii project:
With more than five years down the road in this successful hack, [Alexinparis] and his pioneering…