Add a RaspberryPi and a pair of $100 3G modems to Pixhawk and you can have telemetry via text message as far as the cell networks go! The code, based on Dronekit, is …Continue
Smarter geofencing features are coming to drones like the 3D Robotics Solo and DJI Phantom series. In both cases, the GPS-driven safety features are driven by a company called AirMap.
PARKER GYOKERES KNOWS what he’s doing with a drone. A retired US Air Force photojournalist, Gyokeres now…
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“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – attributed to Yogi Berra
I was recently asked in an interview to discuss four or five trends that I see as major drivers in the commercial drone industry today and what…Continue
Hi Dutchies on DIY drones!
We want to invite you to our new Drone Racing related community, we hope to help the sport grow by supporting it online and offline with events and races to come!
Hope to see you soon as a member on http://www.droneracers.nl
The ArduPilot development team is proud to announce the release of the 3.5.0 version of APM:Plane. There have only been a few small changes since the 3.5.0beta1 release 3 weeks ago.
The key changes since 3.5.0beta1 are:
With a range in excess of 100m and able to measure over water, the SF11/C is the most cost effective laser altimeter for drones on the market today. Compatibility with Pixhawk and derivative flight controllers and its multiple interfaces including serial, I2C, analog and USB make the SF11/C the easiest plug-and-play solution for altitude holding, terrain following and safe…Continue
We recently released this video on autonomous exploration and inspection. Have a look!
The robot employs its visual-inertial navigation system in order to localize itself in the environment and simultaneously map it and 3D reconstruct it. Based on the newly proposed "Receding Horizon Next-Best-View…Continue
Unboxing Amimon's Connex Mini, the lightest (60grams) zero latency full HD video link.
Won't be long until we see full HD streamed FPV racing!
Worried about losing possibility of flight planning for DJI on PC? At the beginning of this year DJI will discontinue their PC mission planning software Ground Station due to Google discontinuing their Google Earth API. Along with that, there has been a recall of DJI 900 MHz radio links.
UgCS does not rely on Google Earth API, we have our own map engine…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on January 28, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments
As you know, 3DR released Solo nearly a year ago and since then has been firmly focused on extending its capabilities. While many of our legacy products, including IRIS+ and X8+, continue to serve customers well, their time in the 3DR store has…Continue
Added by Greg Crutsinger on January 28, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
A sample mission created using python
Too long, didn't read: For complex autonomous flights, create missions using python instead of…Continue
Ardupilot 2.5… vintage, open-source artwork for the wall.…Continue
Happy to share the public launch of something I helped to create! It is really exciting and encouraging to see my concept come to life in the hands of Nick Horbaczewski and the DRL Team with the public launch today of The Drone Racing League ! Can't wait to see how far they take it this year!Continue
Finally, we can use 5 more SAT's for GNSS. Fresh news from u-blox>
Thalwil, Switzerland - January 26, 2016 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the release of a new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform.
u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports…
Drone Flight Area Control is a scalable drone management system which allows users to efficiently delegate tasks to fleets of varied UAVs, that was built for Hack Arizona and won best overall, best in software and third in…Continue
Added by Mark Omo on January 25, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
As promised, here is part 1 of our series on motor and propeller theory. Part 1 covers the coil magnet model, Kirchhoff's law for a motor, Back EMF, Kv, Kt, and motor efficiency.
By the end of the first video, you should really understand why is a motor is inefficient and the relation between electrical power, heat and mechanical power. The motor model is…Continue
SmartAP 3.0 Pro Autopilot is the high-level flight control system for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with the capability of fully autonomous flight including take off, waypoints flight and landing. The hardware core is powered by STM32F4 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics, 9-axis Inertial Measurement…Continue