April 2011 Blog Posts (172)

MAP-One is ready !

Hi all,

My MAP-One is finally ready!

Remember, this is an autopilot based on pic18f452, but I do an error, it doesn't work at 40Mhz but just at 20Mhz because I choose a 20Mz crystal...stupid.

It can control 4 servos and esc, it can receive 4 rc signal from rc receiver. This autopilot is development platform for my gyro and accelerometer. This is not really an autopilot because it doesn't possess GPS or magnetometer. It has a on-board pressure sensor,…


Added by Timothee guerin on April 3, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Multipilot32 Updates and Webinar 07/04/11 22.30 CET



Dear Friends ,

the 07/04 will doing a online webcast where we present last updates of Multipilot32 project.

The index of presentation are :

  • Improvment of IDE and library , new functionality and new lib , i2c lib is available and work !! , now we support all standard diydrones accessories:).
  • Ready to use bin…

Added by Roberto Navoni on April 3, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Join the 3D Robotics team! Software engineer wanted for full-time position in San Diego

As you've all probably read in Chris' posts, DIY Drones/3D Robotics is growing fast. We're now at the point where we need to hire a full time Web Developer/Software Engineer to support the current website and upgrade the store to a better architecture as well as programming in Arduino to support new hardware development. Ideally, we would like someone who is as passionate about…


Added by Jeff Taylor on April 2, 2011 at 9:45am — 9 Comments

My ArduPilot Trials - ArduPilot - First Test Flights & A View That Kills


My ArduPilot Trials Day 2

I started off the day very excited to see how a new day of testing would go. I'd re-read portions of the manual, searched for ArduPilot tuning posts and contemplated the replies I got from my previous post.

The conditions were great…


Added by Brian on April 2, 2011 at 8:32am — 13 Comments

Announcing OpenFHSS project (902-928MHz Frequency Hopping Modem)

I recently started an open-hardware project based on my RF work for the past several years.  Although I was targeting challenging real-time data collection in a tree-fruit orchard envrionment, UAV telemetry seems like a very good match for the design due to the…


Added by Todd Elliott on April 2, 2011 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

Dean burn #2

For the 2nd time, we plugged the genderless micro Dean connectors in the wrong way & got an explosion followed by fire.



Without any gender, many a modeler has plugged 2 batteries into each other with these connectors, but why would anyone except a complete idiot say anything bad about a connector they spent $5 on?  Well, let us be the 1st…


Added by Jack Crossfire on April 2, 2011 at 12:30am — 19 Comments

Copter frame assembly

OK so i got the frame parts and assembled it all...



APM and power distribution board:

the flat rainbow wire (black white gray purple blue) is from the power board, it carries GND, Left, Right, Front, Back.

i just used my own wire to have greater length and flexibility. i wanted the GND too because i will power the electronics with…


Added by ARHEXA on April 2, 2011 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

U.S. House of Representatives Passes H.R. 658

The House and Senate now have to reconcile the two bills into one (S.223 & H.R. 658), pass it and convince the US President to sign it into law.


Amendments in either…


Added by Duane Brocious on April 1, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Red Meat

New 3 Axis Gyros....

multi-rate, 5 deg/s drift, ya da ya...

Added by bGatti on April 1, 2011 at 4:07pm — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
Restarting the DIY Drones podcast: Volunteers needed

Many of you have asked for a return of the DIY Drones podcast, which Tim Trueman and I took to nearly 30 episodes before we got way too busy with our day jobs last year. (You can listen to all the episodes here).


Tim's keen to restart it, but I'm too busy to be his…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 1, 2011 at 3:35pm — 8 Comments





Welcome to LaserMotive...

LaserMotive is a Seattle-based company developing laser power beaming systems to transmit electricity without wires, for applications where wires are either cost prohibitive or physically…


Added by Andrew Van Der Plaats on April 1, 2011 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Object tracking algorithm learns on the fly.

This is the guys website where you can download the software:…


Added by Ken Wycherley on April 1, 2011 at 1:26am — 70 Comments

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