OsoGrande got me into brushed microquadcopters recently. Sparky2 has some buffered outputs so at first I was just slapping it on frames and jury rigging things together. Very quickly, I wanted something more elegant.…Continue
I don't know any more than what 777BlueAngel notes on his Youtube page:
Showtime Nandlstadt 2015 - Harry Potter
Not only the kids loved Dietmar Metz's radio controlled Harry Potter.
Added by Mark Harrison on February 28, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Microsoft’s vision of the future: Everything is a screen, and thin is in
Finally was able to get one of the bots out onto the water. For this test, I chose an area of San Francisco Bay that is subject to strong currents during the tide changes. As the tide was going out, the current was about 3 knots. The bot did fine. There were plenty of settings to tweak and a few adjustments of the Pixhawk PID had things working smoothly.
Some takeaways from the test.
Turn radius: Once I threw the switch into autonomous mode, I notice some…Continue
By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac
Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest round of financing.
North America’s largest personal drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics,…Continue
We started to make a lightweight, high performance, long endurance UAV airplane for multiple purposes. The features will be, live monitoring, 3D aerial mapping, thermal monitoring ect. To make an extra challenge for our self we planned to make the air plane weight less than 1 kg and see how quickly we can make the plane.
3D print is that it allows us to print very…Continue
Ive recently crashed my FPV Racer (Pictures below).
The problem was I lost contact with the transmitter on my end and ended up falling from a 30 Meter Height onto hard concrete. Thought it would have completely destroyed the drone, but as i panicked and came to my destination which it fell to i realised the damage was not so…Continue
The Queensland University of Technology are employing drones to assist in monitoring Koala population and distribution. This is important work that could help to improve our understanding of this…Continue
The Electron is a tiny development kit for creating cellular-connected electronics projects and products. It comes with a SIM card and an affordable data plan for low-bandwidth things.
Imagine a cellular-connected Arduino, but with a…
First i'd like to thank all of you for your comments regarding our first post (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fpv-gimbal-for-zoom-camera?xg_source=activity). Your comments helped us with technical issues and got us really positively…Continue
Hi DIY Drones, we are happy to write here about our drone that use smartphone as the brain, and phone's display for its face! We are trying to build an API set that runs on Android, which send commands in MAVLINK over USB serial to Pixhawk.
We were researchers of optimization problems at Stanford univ. and the Univ. of Tokyo, and we study route scheduling and…Continue
An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6.
The loooong wait...
Weather here in Denmark is optimal right now, if you’re either a fish or create 110% waterproof hardware. So while waiting to get a decent chance for the UTV1 to get it’s maiden flight, I thought I’d shortly describe a…Continue
Those GoPro people are running out of ideas at this point.... If you look closely im pretty sure someone just gave her a DJI controller that was non operational. l
For those of you who have not been following the latest news from the FAA this concise article should clear the mind about the impact of new regulations and the industry's opinion.
Keep in mind: The rules won't become law until mid-to-late 2016 at the earliest, though 2017 is a safer bet.…Continue
An update for you all from before (here). We got some awesome feedback from you guys last time about our work on vision-based tracking and intelligence for drones. Check out our demo reel and launch video here:…Continue
RCLogger, the company who brought one of the least expensive mini brushless quads to market with the EYE One Xtreme, is now working on a micro-brushless gimbal for 200 sized quads. The gimbal will be capable of carrying the 1080p capable Mobius camera, a favorite among hobbyists for its size, quality, and price. The entire setup, including aluminum-framed brushless…Continue
The 3.2.3 release is a minor update to 3.2.2 with 3 fixes: