Last Friday I had fun witnessing Diether Engelhard and Andreas Breitenstein pulling off four 1hr flawess flights in one day with their APM1 equipped X8 to map some 900 hectares of farmlands in Namibia. The X8 covered a total distance of 240km to provide high resloution aerial imagery - altogether some 9000 20MP images captured with a Samsung NX 1000 camera. This is a classic example of how small, private sector enterprise entrepreneurism and initiative can lead a country to…Continue
Have you ever think about controlling multiple drones, or enjoying a team flying with your friends, where you can both monitor your drones, even your friend who could not come to the field, even your friend in another country !!
If this is not enough…Continue
Even Santa Claus is exploring drone based package delivery!!
A spokesman for the Claus Corporation said on Saturday that they had successfully completed phase 1 of their drone delivery system project "now that the prof of concept phase is complete Claus Corp is looking forward to entering the autonomous guidance system development phase".…Continue
First try to use the follow me feature other then running around a field
Uncut video with just quadcopter footage:
F450 style quadcopter with gopro
APM 2.6 Flight controller with 3.2
Nexus 5 with OTG telemetry running droid planner 2…
DIY Butterfly Drone designed by DWDrones
Hi all, just wanted to share a new drone design. It's a lightweight drone made out of foam boards and 3D printed motor mounts.
I've been working on this design for several months and it is now ready for sharing.
If you want…Continue
Following on from my last post on modifying the PowerShot S95 for NIR photography. I have ran a couple of test flights to collect some heathland data. The last flight produced 134 photos which were stitched with Agisoft Photoscan and then processed with the Fiji Photo monitoring plugin to…Continue
Very nice work by Ioannis Kedros here. It's an APM-compatible PDB that allows for all sorts of copter configurations, from X and + to Tri and even "spider". Here's more (via …Continue
Hi DIYDRONES! I saw the Juno battery on here many…Continue
I just finished making a tutorial on how to build a Arduino gamepad-based controller for any of the AlexMos-based gimbals out there with Bluetooth. The build itself is super-easy to do, probably taking about an hour or so, and the parts can be had for under $100, so I think it's a great option when you want to have one person control the camera while another controls the…Continue
3DR is happy to announce a big Black Flyday sale for our DIY customers. From Black Friday through Cyber Monday we’re offering a 30% price cut on selected items in our store. Our stock is limited, though, so when these sell out the deals are done.
Sale items include Gen 1 Y6 and X8 copters,…
Now through Cyber Monday (or while supplies last), Save 20% on a FireFLY6 and Save 10% on our …Continue
Added by BirdsEyeView Aerobotics on November 28, 2014 at 5:58am — No Comments
As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned…Continue
Well, the moment we have all been waiting for in Canada is finally here. Transport Canada has published the new UAV regulations. It is important to understand that these regulations effectively come in 2 parts. Basically, you have one set of regulations for UAV's…Continue
The lightweight form factor of PL Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot allows use of it with low-lift UAVs. Together with ability to correct fisheye effect, makes for another (albeit limited niche) aerial mapping tool in the toolbox.…Continue
Added by Patrick Coyle on November 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
These are the board developed by VR Lab available in the store : VR micro Gimbal , VR Multi Constellation GPS 8 ,VR Micro Brain 5 and plug and play VR micro telemetry board . The VR Brain 5.2 is in pre order.…Continue
I'm sharing with this community about my project's experiments which has for an objective to write (i.e. set = modify) a parameter (i.e. parameters we can see in the full parameters list in mission planner) using Mavlink.
You're now thinking : what a stupid objective, just use a GCS like mission…Continue
A new project with STM32F429I-Disco
I have decided to build a quad and work on some control algorithms using FreeRtos to understand well both quad dynamics and what can a real time operating system do in practice. I will try to explain every…
Experimental project organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Pix4D, using UAV models from Draganfly and Aeryon Labs. The goal is comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV mapping.
More information here Pix4D (It can take a bit for…Continue