About Me:

I'm CEO of 3DR and founder of DIY Drones as well as DIY Robocars. I'm the former Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, author of The Long Tail (Hyperion, 2006), FREE (Hyperion, 2009) and Makers (Crown, 2012) and founder of GeekDad.com You can find more about me at my About.me page here.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Fixed wing and quads. Mostly for fun and development. With kids as often as they allow!


Berkeley, California

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Chris Anderson replied to Max Gilson's discussion Open-source drone developer kit
"What in your view are the limitations of the Beagleboard Blue, which seems to do the same thing?
6 hours ago
Chris Anderson and ANDREA BOZZI are now friends
Oct 14
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
DARPA just conducted its fourth "Swarm tactics" maneuver and once again 3DR Solos are drone of choice. It's a tribute to their open source software and architecture that makes them so flexible and useful, even years after they were made
Sep 27
Chris Anderson replied to Nathan's discussion Best Drone Localization Technique
"Use IRLock
Sep 2
Chris Anderson replied to Ghost Rider's discussion Arming Pixhawk Using Arduino
"Yes, just send an arm command over serial from Arduino using MAVLink. Super easy:
Aug 3
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
I'm a big fan of the Marvelmind indoor positioning system, which is inexpensive, accurate (2cm) and quite easy to use. They've now put together a tutorial page on how to use it with drones, both PX4 and Ardupilot:

Marvelmind Indoor…
Aug 3
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
From Hackster: 


A team of researchers from Japan and Vietnam have published a paper detailing a novel image processing algorithm capable of reading floor features accurately enough to allow drones to navigate autonomously indoors using a…
Jul 30
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
ProJet MQ-9 Reaper (fiberglass and balsa -- very nice) (gone) 
Folks, I'm moving house and it's time get realistic about all the unopened RC plane kits I seem to have accumulated over the years. These are all in the box, ready to fly (minus RC and…
Jul 18
Chris Anderson liked sander's blog post BVLOS powerline inspection over a city using VTOL UAVs
Jul 18
Chris Anderson replied to 1ftt87ydi0w93's discussion Serial Commuication Visual Studio C# to Mavlink
"Just use the MAVLink C+ library https://github.com/mavlink/c_library_v2"
Jul 9
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
My talk is now live
Jul 7
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
Two days, free to all, more than 1,600 already signed up. I'm going to be speaking tomorrow at 1:30pm PT about PX4 and FAA Type Certification. 
The full schedule is here
Jul 6
Chris Anderson liked Pedro Matabuena's blog post mRo Power Zero with Dual internal Power Supply
Jul 4
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Jul 4
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
From Hackaday:
With lockdown regulations sweeping the globe, many have found themselves spending altogether too much time inside with not a lot to do. [Peter Hall] is one such individual, with a penchant for flying quadcopters. With the great…
Jun 30
Chris Anderson shared their blog post on Facebook
Jun 20