Scott Berfield
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  • Woodinville, WA
  • United States

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Error with ground module on Win 8.1 -

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Berfield Aug 6, 2014. 1 Reply

When I plug in my 915MHz 3DR ground module to my PC I am geting an erros:"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change…Continue

Altitude as a part of a waypoint

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Chapman Jun 23, 2013. 3 Replies

I have been poking around, but cannot seem to find the info on this - which means that as soon as I psot this, I will stumble across it --- but...When setting up a multiple waypoint mission, how do I…Continue

Power weirdness questi

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Berfield Jun 14, 2013. 3 Replies

Having some weird behavior I hope someone will know about.I have an APM 2 on a quad that has been working fine. Took it out today and it won't initialize. Te board just sits with the amber LED…Continue

Dumb battery question

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Sun Apr 29, 2013. 4 Replies

I mistakenly ordered a 4S instead of a 3S battery. Given the time it took to come, I am inclined to just keep it.I have a couple of quads that I run on 3S and on which the motors are rated for 3S.…Continue


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Just getting started, Eventually want to get to a fully autonomous system.
Woodinville, WA

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Occulus Rift for FPV

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:41am 4 Comments

Was wondering when someone would get this working.

Over on, they have a writeup with video of using the Occulus Rift as an FPV headset.…


New Generation Kinect Available for WIndows Soon

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 3:57pm 7 Comments

Not strictly Drone related, but if the weight and power requirements are manageable, the new Kinect sensor from Microsoft could be pretty amazing as a navigation/obstacle avoidance/3D mapping tool. And it can see in the dark and read your pulse rate.

From …


Rotorwing using Magnus Effect

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:58pm 11 Comments

I have never seen anything like this, but I want one. Apparently the rotating cylinder creates lift through something called the Magnus Effect.

Google Investing in Drone Tech

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:00am 9 Comments


Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains.…


Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 2:25pm on January 3, 2013, Gene Engelgau said…

Hi Scott!  Thanks for the endorsement!


At 12:13pm on January 31, 2013, John said…

Hi Scott - I saw a post from you this past year about your uBlox gps not getting a fix. I'm having the same problem and was wondering how you got it fixed.


Comment by Scott Berfield on September 13, 2012 at 12:23pm

Just got one of these and cannot get a lock. the fix light never lights, though the power light does and the Planner software sees it. Not super happy after paying $75.




At 4:56pm on February 1, 2013, Scott Berfield said…

Turned out it was  abad chip/board. I returned it to 3DR for replacement. The new one worked fine.

At 2:43pm on June 17, 2013, Giovanni Ferdico said…

Hey Scott, I found your page about Status LED for the APM2.5 and would like to use part of your info and add it to my 'How to" doc. I will mention your name for the credit. Is that ok?



At 2:48pm on June 17, 2013, Scott Berfield said…

Sure. No worries.

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