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This is an airship I designed for the UAVForge competition, it takes advantage of its ability to alter its volume (and thus its density) to take off and land. It is 6 ft long, however folds down into a rucksack.
Some interesting technology I am looking at in terms of software is the Surface From Motion 3D environment…Continue
My AC2 is assembled, and I was able to do a couple indoor tethered test flights to make sure things are connected and setup properly. Here is the first test:
This was somewhat of a success for the first flight, in that all of the electronics were basically working correctly, including wireless telemetry. After re-checking all of the connections to…Continue
YouTube added video stabilization tool to new video editor.
And its super easy to use: Upload your video go to video editor and click "Stabilize".
It will take some time to process the video, but who cares... you can keep using your PC !!!, because all the work is done in the "cloud" :) No more After Effects Rendering :)
And YouTube lets you…Continue
"By crossing airships with airplanes, Solar Ship is planning to build a craft that can carry heavy loads long distances with a tiny carbon footprint. Filled with helium, they soak up rays from the sun to provide the energy for forward motion and fulfill its original design challenge – carry 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lbs) of payload 1,000 kilometers (621.4 miles). The craft is heavier than air,…Continue
Added by john seaman on October 22, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments
RQ-84Z AreoHawk is now is service in NZ after a months trial in Canada and NZ. We are acquiring 8 Sq/km in 36 min from 400-600 AGL and endurance 90 min+ -in 25 km 'hr winds.
Sensor is Sony Nex-5, Migrating to Sony Nex-7 in one week (when they arrive). Our Terrain Aware IP allows for dynamic operations factoring in wind direction, DEM, overlap requirements and acquisiton rate depending on ground speed.
No need for catapult. Parachute recovery (automated) and…Continue
I finished my version of the EasyStar, which I have dubbed the "GeekStar" in honor of the show's name "MyGeekShow".
I've got it as close as possible to the EasyStar; CG, Weight, Strength, Angle of Incidence on the Wing and Motor, Throws, etc. Everything I could think of.
Why re-build an Easy Star you might ask? Well, first of they cost $80 for the basic kit, and secondly, I want to be able to modify the design at some future…Continue
A few weeks ago the new version of the free Visual Micro addin for Visual Studio was released. The addin provides full featured, 100% compatible, arduino development inside all Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 versions (except for express). This release means that we can code, compile, upload and burn bootloaders to any Arduino microprocessor using Visual…
Added by Derin Hakan Karakurt on October 22, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments
After my first custom quad wich took a lot of rough landings and finally crashed from about 40 meters due to disconnected battery Ive kinda overbuild this one.
Arms are 15x15x1mm aluminium profiles, centerplates are 2mm laser cut aluminium. Im using 3S batteries (5000 or 2200 mAh), ESCs are 18A Turnigy Plush and motors 900kV Turnigy from HK, driving APC SF10x4.7. M2M is 40cm (so i dont have to make extensions for ESC-motor wires. it weights about 900g with the smaller…Continue
Here's a video of my tricopter. First attempt at some editing so it's a bit rough and it's got a bit jumpy in translation.
14x4.7" APC props on 750mm centres, AUW 1700grm. Battery 4S 5A. flight time about 20 mins. ACM running 2.0.42.
Camera Canon Ixus 130.
I'm not sure if I've posted on this before, but last September the White House Office of Science and Technology policy commissioned a great report on DIY Drones and the rest of the amateur/civilian UAV movement. It's full of terrific ideas for non-military uses for UAVs, and is…Continue
Some time ago I fell on this :
that was the spark that ignite everything in my head.
SparkFun released a new version of the UAV Dev Board today. It comes with a new, faster processor with much more program memory and RAM, and loads of extra digital and analog IO.
MatrixPilot 3.2 is already fully compatible…Continue
This is a great talk showing off the technology around Google's self driving car. Heavy use of Slam and the fusion multiple databases including Google maps.
Sebastian Thrun is also teaching AI at Stanford online here: https://www.ai-class.com/
As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. We're now at more than 19,000 registered members. We had another month of more than a million page views. It just took us six weeks to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging about one new member per hour.
Thanks as always to all the community…Continue
The Bixler Electronics Chassis is being added to the DIY Drones store today. This accessory allows you to mount your APM/Oilpan, GPS Module (Mediatek or uBlox), Differential Pressure Breakout, Receiver, and pan/tilt camera mount on your Bixler. The chassis provides access to the CLI switch, USB connector, and the Reset button as well as providing…Continue