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Pi-Connect released

I'm pleased to announce that after 9 months of design and testing, the Pi-Connect (Lite) is now available!

The Pi-Connect Lite is a HAT addon board for the Raspberry Pi that integrates the following into a single board:

  • 5.1V/3A BEC with high quality components
  • Telemetry port for connection to Ardupilot/PX4 based flight…

Added by Stephen Dade on November 24, 2019 at 12:14am — No Comments

Aerial Mapping Via Misson Planner

Hey Guys, we just conducted an aerial mapping on Mission Planner using one mapping VTOL, and the mapping camera is SONY A7R camera-based. Also, RTK/PPK system is used during the whole process. We want to share with you the video here and get more suggestions about mapping via the Mission planner.

Video link of the mapping: …


Added by yangdaonline on November 21, 2019 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments

Commercial UAV Show in London 2019

Here is a quick video tour for those who couldn't make it to the Commercial UAV Show in London this year. Was great to see the latest drone technology and meet people…


Added by Kirill on November 13, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Comparison Table of mRo Professional Autopilots Family

This is how you can learn at a glance the technical characteristics of the mRobotics family of autopilots and decide which device best suits your projects.

The …


Added by Pedro Matabuena on November 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Data Science Crop Analysis Notebook Using 6 Band MicaSense Altum And DroneMapper Processed UAV Imagery

A jupyter notebook with crop analysis algorithms utilizing digital elevation models, dtm and multi-spectral imagery (R-G-B-NIR-Rededge-Thermal) from a MicaSense…


Added by JP on November 8, 2019 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

Participants Wanted for Research Survey on Simulation of Robotics Software

We are a group of software engineering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University trying to better understand why and how robotics developers use simulation when developing and testing their systems. If you have ever used these tools, we would like to hear from you.

Simulation holds the potential to provide an automated, cost-effective, and scalable alternative to the manual and expensive process of field testing. Numerous companies in the autonomy sector, such as…


Added by SquaresLabRobots on November 5, 2019 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Pixhawk cube controlled VTOL fixed-wing auto flight demo

Hi Guys,

Recently we built one 2.5 hours long-endurance VTOL fixed-wing plane using the Pixhawk Cube flight controller. Auto flight demo:

Specification of the VTOL…


Added by yangdaonline on October 29, 2019 at 12:53am — No Comments

XAG and Bayer Set to Innovate Japan's Ageing Agriculture with Enhanced Drone Technology

XAG and Bayer jointly participated in Agri-Week Tokyo 2019

XAG and Bayer has recently held a joint news conference in Tokyo, 4 Oct, to announce the latest progress of their strategic partnership in Japan. This cross-industry alliance has been unfolded on three main projects involving drone sales, technological research…


Added by viya on October 24, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments is gone


A week ago I placed an order of over $300 on site, PayPal account was charged but I never got order confirmation from rctimer.

Two days later, the site disappeared and emails are bouncing back.

I know they sell on AliExpress as well, be very careful.


Added by Gal Nitzan on October 23, 2019 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

MMC UAV is to exhibit in Shenzhen CPSE 2019

The 17th China International Social Public Safety Expo (CPSE)will be held from October 28th-31 th,2019 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen,  China. At that time, it will present the most advanced artificial intelligence, big data, and intelligent security products to the…


Added by Thomas Dunlop on October 22, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cars vs robots


Added by Jack Crossfire on October 22, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…


Added by Simon D. Levy on October 21, 2019 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Drones are doing everything in agriculture from aerial imaging to fighting global mega pests

View image on Twitter

BioCarbon Engineering technician prepares the UAV for the seeding demonstration at Ellerslie site in Edmonton.

Drones might be seen as pests by Gatwick Airport traffic control, but increasingly farmers are beginning to see them as pest-killers.

This is one of many uses drones have in agriculture. One obvious use is for…


Added by viya on October 21, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Sensors for Attitude Estimation

Hello UAV enthusiasts,

I recently created a slide deck on the topic of sensors for attitude estimation (i.e. gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers). In these slides, I review

  1. Installation considerations,
  2. Stochastic models,
  3. Bias characterization,
  4. Sensor calibration, and
  5. Conceptual…

Added by Matthew Silic on October 18, 2019 at 9:20pm — 10 Comments

XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

As a global leading agriculture technology company, XAG has initiated its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation  “Take Off for Harvest Time” for the third…


Added by viya on October 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at

Added by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am — 5 Comments

First BVLOS cargo drone deliveries in Nepal (150+ flights)


Added by Patrick Meier on October 11, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

Your In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

The future is coming! Now drones can be charged in-flight in 6 minutes!

See the post on Global Energy Transmission site:…


Added by Dmitry Skotnikov on October 10, 2019 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Evolution of solar-powered drones

From Hackaday:

Many of us have projects that end up spanning multiple years and multiple iterations, and gets revisited every time inspiration strikes and you’ve forgotten just how much work and frustration the previous…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

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