April 2017 Blog Posts (48)

[URUS STUDIO IDE] - UAV and Robotics development for APM and URUS system

Urus Studio IDE is done! First picture!

Urus Studio is an OpenSource multiplatform IDE designed to build C/C++ Standard ANSI C software and advanced autopilot and industrial real time systems with the Ardupilot power and Urus System for Urus embedded nanokernel, you will can build for Linux, Windows and MacOS Desktop too.

The first…


Added by hiroshi takey on April 30, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Walabot. Has anyone seen/experimented with this?

Walabot is a 3D imaging sensor that lets you uncover things hidden in the world around you. This is very cheap and seems that there is a wide range of applications for working related drones. Just wanted your thoughts.

Added by Jimmy Oliver on April 30, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

UAV/UAS University Design Project

Hello fellow aviators,

I am part of an undergraduate team of Aerospace Engineers at Oklahoma State University. We have spent all semester doing research on and designing low RCS target drones to help train our Military. This weekend is our final capstone competition. A portion of the scoring metric is Facebook "likes" on our team's marketing…


Added by Merl Prichard on April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Fly With A Single Rotary Controller - FlightZoomer 3 Feature Preview

When Microsoft announced the Surface Dial last October, I immediately knew, that no better application could be developed for this controller than controlling the flight path of drones. For weeks I checked availability in Europe, only to order an overpriced device from the US Ebay finally. As it arrived I probably got one…


Added by Martin Rüedi on April 28, 2017 at 12:28pm — 8 Comments


The design is almost complete so thought I would share it.

The remaining part is the connection between booms and the chassis, which needs to be strong and provide vibration resistance. 

All I've come up with so far is a 'rubber grommet sandwich' with M4 bolts/washers etc, seems simple but somehow inadequate.

The PixFalcon will have its own…


Added by Bob Morley on April 28, 2017 at 8:27am — No Comments

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - DJI Inspire 1

We have reached the seventh week in our autopilot precision series. In this series we test different drones and autopilots by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS.

So far we have tested quite a few drones, including DJI Phantom 4 and 3, DJI Naza-M V2, Mikrokopter Quad XL, DJI A2 as well as PX4. This week we put the DJI Inspire 1 to…


Added by Kristaps Brass on April 28, 2017 at 3:23am — No Comments

Tutorial: Integrating Deep Learning Applications With FlytOS on Nvidia TX1 (Part 1/2)

Commercial drone applications
 require significant autonomy and intelligence which cannot be achieved using conventional Computer Vision algorithms. Deep Learning/Vision algorithms seem to be very promising in helping drones to be used in more advanced and complex …


Added by Achal Negi on April 28, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Free webinars on drone design simulation

Two years ago Simscale had a good series of free webinars on using simulation tools for drone design. Now they're doing another series on May 11, 18 and 25.  From the announcement:



Added by Chris Anderson on April 27, 2017 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

DroneMapper new features, 3d model processing, NDVI, 150 images for DJI and more.

We appreciate all the feedback and feature requests over the last couple of months! Thank you

You can now process up to 150 images from DJI sensors for free on your Windows 10 desktop. We've also added NDVI calculations and a load of other new features to the software. Download the latest version at the following…


Added by JP on April 27, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

A new look on survey and mapping with Reach RS

Hey everyone,

In our …


Added by Emlid on April 27, 2017 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Tersus GNSS Launches New Precis-BX306 RTK Board

We launched the brand new GNSS RTK Board, the Precis-BX306 to market in April. A series of other new products and accessories were also showcased.…


Added by Tersus GNSS on April 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Frame design.

I've been experimenting with frame design, an essential component to keep all the parts flying in formation.

I printed some interlocking plastic parts in 2mm PLA & super glued them together to see how rigid/strong the end result.

The attached pic shows about half the fuselage section, it weighs 23 grams and seems more than strong…


Added by Bob Morley on April 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Low-Latency Live Wireless Flight Video on all your devices (And YouTube Live Streaming it)

From: http://dalybulge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/low-latency-wireless-video-on-all-your.html

Today I discovered that I am able to have super low-latency Wireless video on all my drone devices and i'm…


Added by benbojangles on April 26, 2017 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Robotized Radiation Mapping

Dear community members,

This is very preliminary work on aerial robotic radiation detection in real-time and in a GPS-denied manner. The robot localizes based on visual-inertial data and integrates a deferentially installed 2-radiation detectors solution to exploit their polarity characteristics. Most of the research is ahead but we…


Added by Kostas Alexis on April 25, 2017 at 6:26pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon

The PX4/Dronecode team and Drotek have been working on the next generation of Pixhawk autopilots, and you can now see a preview of that with the Pixhawk 3 Pro. It's based on the new PX4 FMU4 Pro standard, which includes a full suite of next-generation sensors…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 25, 2017 at 7:00am — 75 Comments

FlytBase Now Also Supports Ardupilot

FlytBase now supports Ardupilot.

Ardupilot Companion Computers users can now install FlytOS on Intel Edison,…


Added by Achal Negi on April 24, 2017 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
DARPA swarming challenge kickoff. So many 3DR Iris+s!

From DARPA. Have you ever seen so many swarming Iris+s?

Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins

U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force academy teams compete in education-focused experiment to pave the way for future offensive…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 24, 2017 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Cheap Fixed Wing Mapping

"Ten thousand dollars?!?! It's just a piece of foam!"

If you've uttered those words, this post is for you.

We will not debate the value of quality or workflow simplicity contained in that $10,000. What we will do is demonstrate how to make a "cheap" consumer fixed-wing drone generate high resolution orthomosaics with a simple,…


Added by John C. on April 24, 2017 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

The Groundhog UAV Chronicles. Line following using velocity vectors - initial testing.

Several lessons were identified here  from the entry of The Groundhog hexacopter in the MAAXX Europe competition earlier this year.

Current developments are around correcting the issues so that we get a UAV successfully lapping the oval track at a…


Added by Mike Isted on April 24, 2017 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Monthly Archives
















© 2020   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service