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

Activity Feed

Chris Anderson commented on RICK lu's blog post Whose DIY drone is this? It's so cool!This is DJI?
"Wow. I haven't seen that one before. What part of the world was this in? It looks a little bit like the south side of Hong Kong?"
Nov 25
Chris Anderson replied to Dominic Romun's discussion GNSS RTK (precision farming)
"You'd be better off starting with the Sparkfun line. Well documented and good example code.
Aug 14
Chris Anderson liked andre van calster's blog post DIY tracking drone
Aug 13
Chris Anderson replied to Halil İbrahim's discussion Engine Speed Problem
"Did you calibrate your ESCs?"
Jul 12
Chris Anderson liked Zara Mae Pickering's profile
May 21
Chris Anderson liked Benewake LiDAR's blog post Application of TF02-Pro IIC in PixHawk (ArduPilot Firmware)
Feb 12
Chris Anderson commented on Tuğçe Karaman's blog post Talon XUAV Angle of Attack
"Actually, it's calculated for you and is available as a MAVlink message: https://ardupilot.org/plane/docs/logmessages.html"
Feb 26, 2022
Chris Anderson commented on Tuğçe Karaman's blog post Talon XUAV Angle of Attack
"You need to add an AoA sensor."
Feb 23, 2022
Chris Anderson liked Saulius L.'s blog post Custom Raspberry Pi HQ camera gets 40x optical zoom lens
Jan 24, 2022
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
From DroneDJ:
Nicholas Rehm may be a full-time aerospace engineer, but his success in constructing a DIY self-flying drone that avoids obstacles without standard GPS tech aboard still merits a standing-O. He also gets a deep bow for describing the…
Nov 4, 2021
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
From Hackaday. You can 3D-print this quad or buy the parts. It uses modified Betaflight firmware:
Quadcopters are great for maneuverability and slow, stable flight, but it comes at the cost of efficiency. [Peter Ryseck]’s Mini QBIT quadrotor…
Aug 2, 2021
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
Mar 19, 2021
Chris Anderson liked Geoffrey L. Barrows's blog post Centeye Modular Vision Sensors
Feb 12, 2021
Chris Anderson posted a blog post
From the video description:
I wanted to put this video together to share what I've been working on as it relates to PX4 simulation. I've been really impressed with the capabilities of AirSim and I hope this video makes it a little easier to…
Jan 25, 2021
Chris Anderson replied to Arthur Peeters's discussion I’m in desperate need of help with my 2 year lasting chinese-knockoff-nightmare-quad build!
"I think those ESCs are hard to calibrate because they're opto. You might want to calibrate them individually using the BLHeli instructions, rather than via the autopilot"
Jan 20, 2021
Chris Anderson replied to laoadam's discussion Can ordinary DC motors be used for drones?
"They can (they're called brushed motors) and often are on the tiny drones. But brushless motors are more efficient and are used on larger ones"
Jan 15, 2021