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Steve's Discussions

Ublox vs Mediatek?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martint Feb 10, 2011. 3 Replies

What are the differences other than cost between the  GS407 U-Blox5 & Mediatek MT3329?

Tags: gps

Power Dist Board, Required?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jani Hirvinen Jan 4, 2011. 4 Replies

I am looking to build an arducopter pretty soon. I have a complete setup right now that has a Kapteinkuk board in it that I will swap out for the ardu stuff. Do I need the power distribution board? I…Continue

OSD Integration?

Started this discussion. Last reply by specpro30 Aug 30, 2011. 5 Replies

Will there be built-in OSD on the Arducopter? If not, will it be possible to integrate some of the data like GPS, battery life and altitude to an OSD system like eagle tree? I know the eagle tree…Continue


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Latest Activity

Steve commented on's blog post DJI Phantom 3 Released!
Apr 8, 2015
Steve commented on Franc's blog post Ground station, mission planner redesigned
"A dark theme isn't usually friendly when outdoors in sunlight"
Feb 3, 2015
Steve commented on Bertrand Duchiron's blog post Cheap IR LIDAR Lite (90$)
"I got one of these from the original crowdfunding campaign. I am not a developer but would like to put it to use on a multi-rotor. Has anyone written code for APM or Pixhawk that makes use of the Lidar?"
Jan 23, 2015
Steve commented on Mark Harrison's blog post The End is Nigh...
"Cue the DJI hate."
Jan 11, 2015
Steve commented on Iain Butler's blog post How to Crash your Drone in 30 Seconds…….Or hopefully not with a little bit of information.
Dec 26, 2014
Steve commented on Iain Butler's blog post How to Crash your Drone in 30 Seconds…….Or hopefully not with a little bit of information.
"Thanks for using my photo without credit :)"
Dec 25, 2014
Steve commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Good-looking VTOL project on Kickstarter
""I can't believe no one had made one of these before". Hmmm, no. "
Dec 17, 2014
Steve commented on Colin Snow's blog post Does DJI’s New Drone Hit the Target Market?
"$850 Phantom 2 with 3-axis zenmuse gimbal  $500 GoPro Hero4 Black (4K) $1400 Lightbridge = $2750 Price of Inspire1 = $2900 So yes it is priced accordingly."
Nov 17, 2014
Steve commented on Joshua's blog post A reminder to double and triple check your products (exploded ESCs)
"The rest of the copter should be fine. You killed the FETs on the ESCs from too high of voltage."
Nov 1, 2014
Steve commented on Ralph Wu's blog post Another APM Clone but in smaller size (35mm x 35mm)
"Got one on order as well, the creator seems to have shared the hardware files as well:"
May 29, 2014
Steve commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post The official Bebop video
"Props near your face is the only way to enjoy the beach!"
May 12, 2014
Steve commented on AKRCGUY's blog post Invertix 400 - The World's First 3D Fixed Pitch Multirotor!
"Yep, not first."
May 4, 2014
Steve commented on Callil Capuozzo's blog post 3D printed Mini h-Quad build
"I have a prototype mini power distribution board that we designed for this printed frame. We will be running a production batch soon and selling it at:"
Apr 30, 2014
Steve commented on Joe Murphy's blog post Mulitrotors on the set of Mythbusters
"Sorry, here, bad copy/paste on mobile:"
Apr 16, 2014
Steve commented on Joe Murphy's blog post Mulitrotors on the set of Mythbusters
"At the beginning of a recent episode it showed Jamie pretending to work on an octo. Looked like a Tarot frame with DJI Naza:"
Apr 16, 2014
Steve commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Concept video for the ultimate drone service
"Battery technology is still a major hurdle. A copter could not fly from SF to where he is standing in Marin Headlands and have enough juice to do it's task and then return."
Apr 9, 2014

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New to arduino and somewhat new to RC.
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Mikrokopter Okto pilot, looking to build something smaller for fun.
San Jose, CA

Steve's Blog

3D Printable Folding Micro H-Quad

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am 8 Comments

Hello, a few weeks ago another DIYD member posted about my 3D printable micro h-quad frame design. I posted the files to about 2 months ago. In that time it has got a lot of attention and has become a featured "thing" on the site.

I have launched a…


Lick Observatory - Brushless Gimbal

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 11:30am 4 Comments


Some video I shot yesterday flying around the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. This video is the start of the reason I got into multi-rotors years ago. Capturing smooth aerial video.

Shot with NO post stabilization or in-camera stabilization. Footage slowed from 60p to 24p. InfinityM brushless gimbal on a Droidworx AD6 frame with XM extended…


Game of Drones (WSJ interview)

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 10:28am 6 Comments

I was recently interviewed about "drones" by the Wall Street Journal. Most FPV footage in the video is mine as well. You can watch the video here:

Japan Reactor Aerials

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 1:00pm 13 Comments

Just saw this on Reddit, thought others would find the AP work interesting:



Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 1:50pm on January 9, 2014, Joshua Johnson said…

Hey Steve,

I recently read on a blog that I've been commenting on that you enjoy 3D Printing and Drones and want to start sharing and making your designs available for free!! :)  I just started 2 weeks ago and it would be a perfect place for you to share your designs with the world. 

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