July 2014 Blog Posts (170)

BEHS Technology and Engineering Club Needs Your Support!

Hello DIY Droners!


My Name is Tim Vrakas, and I'm a student at Brookfield East High School. I'm working with my friends raise money for the BEHS Technology and Engineering Club. We launched our Kickstarter today…


Added by Tim V on July 31, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Drone InstaFinder - Filter through all the different drones

Hi everyone,

The team at DronesDen.com have just launched what we believe to be the first instant drone search and filter page - The Drone…


Added by NIck Dr on July 31, 2014 at 6:03pm — 6 Comments

ROS enabled Quadcopter

We are a Canadian robotics start-up company working to develop a fully programmable flying robot with Linux and ROS. Our robot, "Spiri", will release this fall.

We'd love to get feedback from the community on the features that matter to you. Would you please considering answering a few…


Added by Rohan Bhargava on July 31, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments

First 480 size heli drone designed for FPV and aerial purposes - Indiegogo started!!!


After some minor updates and changes, I started my Indiegogo campaign.

Regards, Adrian


Hi, it's me again from Hungary. Let me show my next design, a 480 sizde heli built for FPV and aerial shooting.

First of all, let me tell the origin of my…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on July 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
Humanitarian UAV Network Invites Contributions to UAV Evaluation

Patrick Meier and the worldwide Humanitarian UAV Network, “UAViators,” have undertaken a fairly comprehensive review of UAVs for humanitarian use. They’ve evaluated over 150 UAV models, both drones and airframes, including…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

CAD Drones Cloud - Open Source - Powered By Autodesk Fusion 360!

Hello Diy Drones Universe,

This is Joshua Johnson here to discuss CAD Drones, LLC's long term project that will be the heart and soul of our Drone company that began a little over 5 months ago!  Right away we saw the potential in Cloud Computing related to the storage and Open Source collaboration of CAD Files and Autopilot Code related to Drones.  The future of…


Added by Joshua Johnson on July 30, 2014 at 10:47pm — 6 Comments

Martha Stewart: Why I Love My Drone

Because it's a useful tool. And imagine what Louis XIV could have accomplished at Versailles if he'd had one

There’s been a lot of discussion and a tremendous amount of speculation lately about the nature of drones and their role in our society as useful tools and hobbyist toys.

Last year, while celebrating my birthday in…


Added by Scott Penrose on July 30, 2014 at 8:30pm — 14 Comments

Terminator Was Not Open-source: How 3D printing and DIY drone community are changing perceptions.


DJI Phantom 1.5 - 24mm Battery Door by BrianSelfDesign

My blog post below is probably  preaching to the converted in this forum, but I am a female, creative technologist and new UAV enthusiast,  and I have been doing some research on the subject of UAV.  For myself and to a lot of…


Added by Annelie Koller on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

A Simpler Option for Aerial Imagery

Hello. As a long time lurker here, I'd like to share my latest project with the DIY Drones community.

In working with orthophoto generation from UAV imagery using the current crop of still-photo stitching based programs, I have found the process to be complicated and frustrating.

I thought there must be a simpler way, and it occurred to me…


Added by Taylor Glenn on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 31 Comments

Congratulate us! QuadCam.ch website launched their own videos Map (created by MoviesOnMap)

MoviesOnMap.com is very happy to announce the first "outdoor" implementation of the map from MoviesOnMap.com on the website of video's owner. Map on the QuadCam.ch contains only videos of QuadCam.

You can see all the videos by QuadCam.ch here: http://www.quadcam.ch/video-map/

All uploaded by them videos will…


Added by MoviesOnMap on July 30, 2014 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Like to know how the educated masses in the UK are feeling about personal drone use

Here is the article in the Guardian newspaper: 


Read and scroll down for the fear mongering comments.

Added by benbojangles on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

The Techstation

Hey everyone,

 I have to admit, I am a little fed up with the "ground stations" available on the market today. First off, good luck seeing most laptops or tablets at all outdoors. Second, good luck modifying or repairing your laptop / tablet. It can be done but its usually a major pain with a good chance of breaking something.…


Added by crystal garris on July 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

ODROID-W Raspberry Pi Clone

I saw this Raspberry Pi clone today the first time and will definitely try it in september. A lighter, smaller alternative to the rpi.

From the description:

ODROID-W is a miniature computing module which is fully compatible with all software…


Added by Tilman Griesel on July 30, 2014 at 6:09am — 11 Comments

3D Robotics
3DR Announces Acquisition of Sifteo: Cutting-Edge Electronics, Cutting-Edge Drones

3D Robotics is very happy to announce our acquisition of consumer electronics pioneers, Sifteo.

Sifteo brings to 3DR valuable and unique expertise in developing fun and engaging high-tech consumer products. With their groundbreaking Sifteo Cubes (which The New York Times …


Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 29, 2014 at 3:28pm — 14 Comments

3D Prints of work

I thought this was pretty cute, well done to boot

Shooting by the company Photos aériennes / post processing and 3D printing by Drones Imaging.

This photorealistic and geographically accurate 3D model was obtained using …


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 29, 2014 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

seL4 Secure Micro kernel

"A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow."

Has anyone heard about or seen this? How applicable is this to the Pixhawk, Pi or BeagleBone flight controller efforts? The best bit is that it seems to assure that all user mode code…


Added by Chris Norris on July 28, 2014 at 6:11am — 9 Comments

V-Map precise aerial mapping

New product, seems fine to making mapping, but don't know the cost, and whats the advantages/disadvantages comparing to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/swiftnav/piksi-the-rtk-gps-receiver     

The standard V-Map system now features the…


Added by Nuno on July 28, 2014 at 4:30am — 8 Comments

MoviesOnMap.com - interactive map of videos of all the places of the world

We're creating interactive map of videos of all the places of the world http://moviesonmap.com. This will allow to see any places of the Earth or help the tourists to better plan their routes.

Anyone can add videos to the map. After approval, it will appear on the map.

Many drones owners from Germany, Sweden, France, China, USA, Holland, Ukraine are adding awesome HD video of beaches, mountains, deserts, towns,…


Added by MoviesOnMap on July 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Its time for a little drone humor

It looks like even parents are getting in on the drone phenomenon to see what their kids are up to!


TCIII ArduRover2 Developer

Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 27, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest


From the SUAS Feed

Earlier this week a pilot from Idaho was preparing to begin a spray run through a field. Barely visible ahead of him was a small stationary object. He decided it must be a kite since a bird would not remain motionless. As he neared the object, it rapidly shot straight up.…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — 59 Comments

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