April 2018 Blog Posts (27)

3D Robotics
Dronecode meetup/open house in Berkeley next Monday

Next Monday we're hosting a Dronecode meetup after a full day of code sprinting on the forthcoming Dronecode SDK iOS API.

Come meet members of the Dronecode dev team, including developers from 3DR, Yuneec, PX4, Intel, Airmap, ARM and others for an evening of drink, food, demos, music and flying at the 3DR offices in…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 30, 2018 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

DJI XT2 VS IR Laser Night Vision Camera

DJI Zenmuse Z30 optical zoom camera, which was launched 2 years ago, has been widely used in security, inspection, and rescue applications. To fill the blank of thermal camera market, Dji joint with Flir, released Zenmuse XT2, EO/IR duo sensor camera. Through accurate perception of temperature, XT2 can inspect the grid of power line, construction cracks, oil leakage, or search people who got trapped in fire.

Still there is no optimum solution if want to get a clear…


Added by yangdaonline on April 25, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

New UAV design to advance commercial applications

Hello DIY Drones, 

We've spent the past two years developing a new UAV design to advance commercial applications. In a …

Added by Nik on April 24, 2018 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Drone Show. Presentation "EcoBall" for Sibur & Wilson

It’s hard to combine drones and sports, unless, you’re thinking about shooting at drones as a target practice…

We, however, found another way – we created and staged a fully automatic drone performance, the drones pretended to be…… basketballs! The show, designed in association with the Interactive Lab and “PitCH Group,” was held during VTB United League All-Star Game in Saint Petersburg. For the first time in Russia, a 12-drone-choreography (exactly the…


Added by Tsuru Robotics on April 23, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

First Flight: Intel Realsense D435 on Jetson TX2 UAV

I have just posted the latest in a series of posts outlining a further step in the evolution of the GroundHog hexacopter into a multi-role UAV.  It is based on a Pixhawk flight controller with a Jetson TX2 companion computer.  It has now been fitted with an Intel RealSense D435 depthcam and this weekend I was able to take it out for a flight test.

The video from…


Added by Mike Isted on April 22, 2018 at 10:40am — 9 Comments

Battery-Free HD Video Streaming

What is Battery-Free HD Video Streaming?

Video streaming has traditionally been considered an extremely power-hungry operation. Existing approaches optimize the camera and communication modules individually to minimize their power consumption. However, designing a video streaming device requires…


Added by Greg Dronsky on April 20, 2018 at 8:42am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Test results on indoor positioning technologies

Very interesting results from the Microsoft indoor localization competition. Basically my two favorite companies in this space --…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

New Primer on Drones in Construction

We just released the Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction. This report is the first in a new series of free white papers, intended to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. This year, we are building on the analysis we did…


Added by Colin Snow on April 18, 2018 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

New! Online Training on Humanitarian Drone Missions

We're pleased to announce the launch of the WeRobotics Online Training Institute and our first course on Drones in Humanitarian Action. We'd be very grateful for your help in forwarding this new opportunity to your contacts.

Commercial drones, or unmanned aerial…

Added by Patrick Meier on April 18, 2018 at 7:01am — No Comments

China Telecom joins Huawei to complete flight test of 5G UAV

China Telecom joins Huawei to complete flight test of 5G UAV Recently, China Telecom and Huawei companies in Shenzhen to complete the 5G unmanned aerial vehicle test and patrol business demonstration. This is the first in China based on End-to-end 5G network of professional unmanned aerial vehicle test flight, the successful implementation of the UAV 360-degree…


Added by FMS RC airplane on April 17, 2018 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Agricultural Drones

"Flying go, positions, 1, 2, 3 ... Off!

"Along with the Municipal Agricultural Bureau Total agronomists tianchong command, 30 plant protection unmanned aerial vehicle instantaneous from the ground, the blue sky white clouds, a frame unmanned aerial vehicle hover in the green wheat field above, continuously sprinkle a thin white mist, interweave…


Added by FMS RC airplane on April 17, 2018 at 1:50am — 1 Comment

Flight endurance test with a Li-ion battery

We test fly a 4S3P battery (build video here : https://youtu.be/lW-3nMSkXvg ) on the sub-kilogram Ardupilot folding drone (build video here: https://youtu.be/L1RYT5_lMrc )

Li-Ion battery cells are 18650GA cells (3400 mAh) able to provide 10A current…


Added by Hugues on April 15, 2018 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Hybrid Gas Generator For UAV (ONLY 1.5 KG! SOON ON SALE)

This is our new generator, designed for medium payload drones, his weight is 1.5 kg, with a power output of 1300 watts.

There are an integrated cooling system and an automatic starter built in, it also has an anti-vibration plate.

The fuel consumption is quite low (600g/h) and the…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on April 14, 2018 at 4:50pm — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Hands on review of new LIDARs, from $1,000 solid-state 3D to $5 1D range finder

I've been doing hands-on reviews of new LIDAR units over at our sister site, DIY Robocars. If you're interested in LIDAR, check them out there:

---New Benwake CE-30 solid…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2018 at 3:06pm — 3 Comments

How to import KML from Google Earth into UgCS as a route

In this article we're going to cover importing KML files from Google Earth into UgCS as routes.

Create KML file in Google Earth

In Google Earth click ‘Add’. To create a basic waypoint…


Added by Kristaps Brass on April 12, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments

The effect is remarkable, Agricultural Drones promoted the agriculture green development

China is one of the most serious agricultural diseases and pests in the world, existing plant protection equipment and traditional application methods have been difficult to adapt to large areas, sudden agricultural disease and pest control needs, high operating efficiency, wide scope of application, water-saving drugs environmental Protection, labor and small large and medium-sized plant protection machinery and agricultural aviation plant protection has been rapid…


Added by FMS RC airplane on April 12, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

FPV Drone, remote control car, VR glasses--the "Science and Technology Exposition" in primary and middle schools is more interesting

"Science and Technology Green Future" as the theme of Guangzhou Huangpu District Primary and secondary school science and Technology Exposition March 28 in Guangzhou Second Sino-Soviet Experimental School (referred to as "the Second Sino-Soviet Yuan School") held. Aerial filming Guangzhou Huangpu District the second Science and Technology exposition of primary and…


Added by rochobby airplane on April 10, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

FLY 2018 China PVR Drone Racing at Shang.China

March 31, 2018, the PFV Drone race operation Pioneer Team X-fly in Shanghai Xintiandi Langham Hotel held a warm and chic conference, called "2018 Beyond the illusion, X-fly cross-country racing national opening season," also for the upcoming April, the first race in Shaanxi province to preheat early. The competition is highly valued by the local municipal party…


Added by FMS RC airplane on April 9, 2018 at 7:16pm — No Comments

MAAXX Europe 2018 DroneJam MasterClass

Last year I entered the MAAXX Europe Autonomous Drone Racing competition with my 'Groundhog' hexacopter, after which I published the code and other information.  This seemed to be of help to those flying with similar companion-computer based systems.  This year I ran a 'DroneJam Masterclass' for students wishing to make a start in autonomous drone coding and once again, I am releasing all the code and a blog of the event itself.…


Added by Mike Isted on April 5, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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