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Steve commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Drone Based Metal Detector: Proof of concept
"Any update on this one? Interested to see if I can use drones to find meteorites?"
Dec 31
Bilal commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Drone Based Metal Detector: Proof of concept
"can you send me documentation / block diagram of this Drone Based Metal Detector, so that i made this for my final year project its humbly request !"
Oct 1, 2017
Gustav Quednau commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Drone Based Metal Detector: Proof of concept
"Great your drone metal detector. Could safe lifes detecting booby traps . What do you think  about ? kind regards have nice weekend. Gustav"
Nov 27, 2016
jahanzaib Wazir Zarkoon commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Drone Based Metal Detector: Proof of concept
"i am really thankful to you for this act of kindness"
Oct 15, 2016
jahanzaib Wazir Zarkoon commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Drone Based Metal Detector: Proof of concept
"This is a really excellent work,,, i am doing Electronics Engineering can you send me documentation / block diagram of this Drone Based Metal Detector, so that i made this for my final year project its humbly request !"
Oct 15, 2016
Dirk Gorissen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post PX4 flying fully autonomous delta quad VTOL
"Is anybody aware of a store I can go and buy one of these delta quads right now at not too exuberant a price? (preferably UK / EU)"
Aug 28, 2016
Dirk Gorissen commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Marine Litter Mapping
"@Hein, thanks! @Thomas, to answer your questions: 1) Currently we are mapping what we are picking. So that means just a couple 100m which can be flown in a few minutes. Picking takes much (!) longer. Eventually much larger stretches can be just…"
Jul 14, 2016

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Hein du Plessis commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Marine Litter Mapping
"That's a very clever application!"
Jul 14, 2016
Thomas Stanley-Jones commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Marine Litter Mapping
"There are a few components of what your doing that I'm interested in, would you be able to describe these parts a bit more? - I assume you're doing the garbage detection manually.  How long does it take to 'map' the two…"
Jul 14, 2016
Dirk Gorissen posted a blog post

Marine Litter Mapping

Marine litter is a huge problem with lots of statistics that boggle the mind. Most people will also have heard of the North Pacific Gyre, or rather, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It occupies a relatively stationary area that is twice the size of Texas. What we are trying to do with The Plastic Drive is raise…See More
Jul 13, 2016

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Jani Hirvinen commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit
"OFFTopic: For those we have been having problems with our RF900 FTDI adapters. Please take a look at FTDI chip manufacturer technical note dated: 2016-04-05: FTDI Technocal Note, TN_165 2016-04-5 As we are using original FTDI chips, manufacturer…"
Apr 29, 2016

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Jani Hirvinen commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit
"@Keeyen already accepted..."
Apr 21, 2016

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keeyen pang commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit
"@ Jani. Thanks for your clarification but how to contact you directly ? I've send you friend request and hope you can accept and we can start communicate. I'll also wish you check with your company jDrone web master why no one respond to…"
Apr 21, 2016

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Jani Hirvinen commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit
"Offtopic: Yes, I am sad to inform that last batch has some soldering issues on DF13 connector. We are starting to contact customers who might be affected on this issue. Good thing is that it's well known now and reasons are also known, sad…"
Apr 21, 2016
Dirk Gorissen commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit
"@Michael: Thank you, yes please drop me a line. @Oliver: Actually I had also integrated a FrSky/Taranis-Mavlink telemetry module from Airborne Projects as a backup. Unfortunately due to a bug in the firmware I discovered the GPS aspect of it did…"
Apr 21, 2016

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Jani Hirvinen commented on Dirk Gorissen's blog post Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit
"@Dirk, Keeyen it looks like there was few RFD-DF13 adapters on last patch that had bad soldering on DF13 connectors and for some reason those were not detected on tests, I just found one my self and ordered whole patch to be rechecked. Contact me…"
Apr 21, 2016

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About Me:
Runaway academic with a background in machine learning and UAS research. Tech4Good and STEM Ambassador.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Used to work in academia on design systems for 10-30kg fixed wing UAS. Now involved with a drone startup and doing a lot of flying and tinkering on the side. Particular interest in robotics and machine learning.
Hometown:
Southampton, UK

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Marine Litter Mapping

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 11:16am 3 Comments

Marine litter is a huge problem with lots of statistics that boggle the mind. Most people will also have heard of the North Pacific Gyre, or rather, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It occupies a relatively stationary area that is twice the size of Texas. What we are trying to do with The Plastic…

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Where’s Susi? Airborne Orangutan Tracking in Borneo with Pixhawk & Dronekit

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 5:41am 12 Comments

You are faced with a few thousand hectares of rainforest that you know harbours one or more orangutans that you need to track down. All you have is a 2 second VHF ping from an implant that you can pickup from 100-400m.

Where, how, and why do you start looking? One way is to use a drone with a suitable radio payload..…

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Deep Drone v2

Posted on December 24, 2015 at 9:04am 6 Comments

In a last post I discussed my little flying object detector project that I’ve been doing for fun. While it worked it relied on communication with an external laptop in order to work (the on board odroid was not powerful enough to run the convnet model).

Hence, what better excuse to buy an NVIDIA Jetson TK1 dev board which should have more than enough…

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Deep Drone: A Flying Object Detector with caffe, dronekit, and zeromq

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

About a year and a half ago I saw Jetpac’s video of their Spotter app and I remember thinking at the time that it would be so cool to get this flying on a drone. Some poking got me a little towards that goal but its not until the past week that I sat down and rewrote the…

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