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This community is the birthplace of ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:
In Spring 2017, Aeriosense provided its services to Allteck Line Contractors Inc., an industry leader in transmission line maintenance whose expertise ranges from design and installation to maintenance and repair of high-voltage infrastructure. Allteck was looking to achieve more efficient, more cost-effective detailed inspection of high-voltage transmission lines.
Using Aeriosense's automated drone inspection solution on an 18 km, 138kV…Continue
Thanks to Lumenier for providing parts for this build: www.getfpv.com After learning about the world of FPV quadcopter racing, we couldn't wait to build our own. With the help of Lumenier and FPV quadcopter flyer Charpu, we learn about all the components needed to build a solid mini racing quadcopter for…Continue
Drones have the potential to perform many useful tasks, such as search and rescue, package delivery and aerial imaging. But in order to perform these tasks in an outdoor environment, the vehicles need to be able to control their position under the influence of wind gusts. This is especially true when flying…
Recently I started working on convolutional neural networks (cnn) for obstacle avoidance. With the help of "DroNet" from ETH Zurich and the "Deep Learning for Computer Vision" book from Adrian Rosebrock, I managed to build my first cnn algorithm for obstacle avoidance. The cnn module is written in python, using a keras…Continue
Sky Eye-12NLT is one 1080P 12X zoom camera designed for multirotors to conduct night vision mission like inspection,surveillance,search and rescue,due to its powerful night vision capability.It consists of one 1080P 12X stellar zoom camera and an IR laser illuminator served as an auxiliary IR light for the zoom camera.The 12X stellar zoom…Continue
FLIR TAU2 is very common used LWIR thermal imaging sensor in the area of UAV industry. That sensor offer fully radiometrics signal, but FLIR TAU2 standard output is only a analog video signal. This is a little frustrating: FLIR TAU2 could also be used as a high-quality thermal imaging camera, but there is a lack…Continue
Really interesting technique from Reuben Wu of the band Ladytron, who uses a 3DR Solo carrying bright lights to illuminate landscapes in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
The UAV Dev Board was an early entry to the DIY autopilot world, designed by Bill Premerlani along with SparkFun. The hardware went through 5 revisions over the years to incorporate better and better sensors, with the 5th generation, the UDB5, serving pilots and developers well for a long time, along with…Continue