Ian Lyons
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  • Sydney, NSW
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About Me:
Built my first tricopter in April 2013 and am completely hooked. I work as a consultant digital director for a number of companies.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'm interested in aerial filming as well as exploring new applications. I also want to make building a multicopter accessible to many more people by running workshops and producing simple guides.

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APM at the heart of the World First...

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:00pm 19 Comments

...Crowdsourced 3D-Printed QR Code Live Streamed Via Go Pro To A Smart Phone Or Tablet Device Drone Delivery Ticket System Project ...

I was asked to bring this crazy concept to life in just 2 weeks. 

I started with my TBS Disco Pro and tried to talk them out of actually lifting a 3D printer - nope, they wanted a flying 3D printer.

I went through…


Visualising contributions to DIYDrones codebase

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

In the process of looking for data visualisation tools, I stumbled upon this one for GitHub so I thought I'd plug in diydrones.


It shows you all the repositories from ardupilot to APM planner as well…


Drones improving Australian agriculture

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 5:30am 4 Comments

Here's an excellent (unhyped) story from ABC's Landline (Aus) about how precision agriculture is being enabled by new data collected with drones.


It features:

  • Sydney University's …

Modular phone concept for flight controllers

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 7:00pm 11 Comments

Motorola seems to be getting pretty serious about open hardware after being acquired by Google - it has just announced Project Ara.

We want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially…


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