Not satisfied with the specs of off-the-shelf brushless DC motors? Looking to up the difficulty level on your next quadcopter build? Or perhaps you just define “DIY”…
We shot some video footage of the pyrotechnics tests and thought you guys might have an interest in seeing some drones shoot fireworks. Using UgCS DDC (Drone Dance Controller) it would be possible to control multiple drones equipped with light…Continue
Have a look at the wearable groundstation, that I have built as cockpit for my Boeing 787-like drones avionics suite FlightZoomer...
The wearable groundstation has these features:
Gone are the days where drones were used only for taking pictures and videos. Nowadays, you can perform a variety of meaningful tasks using your drone. Drones are starting to automate tasks in many industries like agriculture, construction, photography, disaster management and real estate. Knowing how to build your own custom application, goes a long way in helping you…Continue
Added by Prasad Tambekar on May 30, 2017 at 6:22am — No Comments
At KU Leuven we have been developing a new generation of drones to double the speed and range of conventional multi-rotor drones.
For quite some years already, multi-rotor drones are the preferred type of drone for typically applications…
This week the Dronecode/PX4 team will release its biggest and best update, version 1.6. You can see a glimpse of the testing that went into it with our public test log server here.
Along with all the automated code and flight simulator testing, there are more than 100 hours of real-world…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on May 29, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Excerpted from a new post at our DIY Robocars sister site:
It’s now possible to buy small scanning 2D Lidars for less than $400 these days,…
Hi! Version 1.22 was just released of SidePilot, the iOS Groundstation app for Arducopter (Inlcuding 3DR Solo) and PX4
New features include:
Added by Tom on May 27, 2017 at 9:47pm — No Comments
An Australian IT services company combined an Amazon Alexa and a service called "what3words" that translates GPS addresses into three unique words to create a MAVLink-compatible drone that can be commanded entirely by voice. The video can't be embedded, so see it …Continue
We have reached the ninth week in of our autopilot precision series in which we test the different drones and autopilots by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software.
This week we put the Microdrones md4-200 to the test by running it through our photogrammetry route and analysing flight precision. For results, see…
TATTU BLHeli_S 30A Esc is NEW ARRIVAL designed for superior performance in FPV Racing.
Suppot regular 1-2ms pulse width input, as well as Oneshot125(125-250us),Oneshot42 (41.7-83.3us) ,…Continue
Added by Flora Lai on May 24, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments
These aren't drones per se, but I can help but post this story by Owen Churchill in Sixthtone, which exemplifies the DIY spirit.
CHONGQING, Southwest China — Dismembered remote-controlled airplanes lie strewn across an…
At present, we use the following configuration that suitable to doing outdoor work. We start to sell the whole set now.
Improving upon the series of drone camera zoom lenses by Walkera for Police use, the all-new 18X 4K increases the speed, performance and optical quality while maintaining all of the functionality made for the integrated 3-axis…Continue
Added by noeL on May 23, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The Groundhog is being developed to line-follow at low altitude and higher speeds. This video is of the field testing taking the speed up to 1.75 m/s. It also explains why the Groundhog now sports sunglasses.
An oval of 50mm red webbing, bends of radius approx 3m and straights of approx 15m. Testing took…Continue
Added by Mike Isted on May 22, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Should you be in America and come across this man you should probably buy him a beer. He fought the FAA and won. Their mucking about with 336 was not viewed well by the courts,…Continue
This is the eighth part of our autopilot precision series in which we test the different drones and autopilots by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software.
This week it’s finally time to put the Lockheed Martin Indago professional drone to the test. See the video below for flight…
I know some people have been keeping an eye on our progress. Now we would like to announce something new. Pneumatic catapult launcher for drones 40+ kg. Its been something new to us and took some time, but we are super happy with what we achieved. Now our PD-1 UAS has even more cool features. :)
Added by Jacob Cereteli on May 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
From New Atlas, a writeup on new research from ETH and MIT:
Thanks to new research from MIT and ETH Zurich, however, it may soon be possible for drones to autonomously follow along with an actor, keeping their face framed "just right" the whole time –…
Added by Chris Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 1:16pm — No Comments