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something that might replace a RC transmitter, is it feasible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by pepeG May 7, 2014. 4 Replies

After finishing several life cycle of designing and making the prototype of HeX, we came across an idea demonstrated in the following picture:…Continue

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Do we need a licence for HeX to fly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hex Air Robot Oct 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Is it true that in US a UAV maker or manufacturer need a licence before they can sell or fly their air vehicles? And FAA is the body who give the approval and issue that licence?We did some…Continue


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About Me:
skype: lordofgames0426
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Our UAV project is called HeX. There are several reasons we wanted to do this at the first place:
First, We found robotic multiple-rotor copters are quit mature with a sophisticated ROS.
Second, with proper airborne peripherals and software, an air robot can accomplish various tasks in industrial, military and civilian uses. So if we put a camera and computer embed an efficient tracking algorithm on HeX to give it an ability to perceive and track a certain target, what this can be used in our lives?
Third, we find X-sports fans love to have someone else to film them when they are doing those spectacular moves. Bingo! would it be cool if HeX can track and film those X-sports fans automatically and it doesn't take a tech pro to set it off?

Then it comes the idea building an portable air robot for X-sports fans and family entertaining events.
Guiyang, Guizhou, China

the design of HeX

This is our design of HeX. with a modular design, it will be very portable and flexible at the lift force it can generate. Users can make it a 3,4,6 rotors copter at their wish and stack all the pieces into a box.

HeX for X-sports fans (conceptual design)

assembling a  test bed 

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At 8:50pm on December 17, 2012, Joshua Johnson said…
Thanks for the encouragement on the DIY Drones Instagram. I am gonna get it posting a few blogs a day again soon.
At 7:24am on December 18, 2012, Hex Air Robot said…

So, if we'd like to have some pictures of our products showed on Instagram, we just send those pictures to you?

At 4:04am on October 14, 2013, Nick Xabias said…
Hi ! :)

I saw your post here: http://diydrones.com/m/discussion?id=705844%3ATopic%3A1061312
And i have some questions....First of all the module is futaba or JR style ? Where can i find the modified iPhly ?
Thanks a lot and have a nice day ! :)

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Introducing Hex, a customizable smartphone-controlled nanocopter!

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 7:30pm 22 Comments


From Open-source Hardware to Open-source Manufacturing - Hex Airbot Launches a Digitally Fabricated Open-source Nanocopter

Hex is a nanocopter that uses 3D printers to change its look. With the recent outbreak of 3D printers,…


Hex Booth At Maker Faire San Mateo 2013

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 7:06am 2 Comments

The Bay Area Maker Faire was a blast. We met so many awesome people. It's our first opportunity to show off HEX to the public. We've caused so many attention. The reactions and feedback were incredible! 

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Hex demostrated in San Francisco

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 1:30am 4 Comments

At HAXLR8R’s demo day, ten hot hardware startups presented their products after completing a 15-week accelerator program in Shenzhen China. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs with innovative hardware concepts and prototypes and help turn them into commercial realities.

Yes! Hex is one of them! Here are some pitcures of the journey.After 3 months of madness! The…


Update on Eva Autopilot

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 5:30am 6 Comments

Earlier post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/eva-a-new-open-source-autopilot 

Apologies for disappearing for such a long time; we have been discussing and figuring our…


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