I'm happy to present a project which occupied quite a lot of our time in the last year. We didn't plan to go public yet, but after I saw couple of days ago that colleagues from BoxBotix are working on pretty similar concept, we decided to present some initial info to diydrones community.Continue
Continuing our work in simplifying the use of drones and robots for any public, we are delighted to announce that we have started adding support for APM based vehicles in…Continue
Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the …
For those of you in the Fort Collins area, we will be having a Launch party on Dec 2nd at the Shop. We go live with our Kickstarter the morning of Dec 1st so figured we would have a small party to celebrate.Continue
The latest trend in camera products - modular cameras - is good news for us as drone users.
With Sony releasing products such as the QX100 and QX1 it seemed like high quality alternatives to the gopro we're becoming available.
Now with Olympus and soon Vivitar being the latest companies to add their own modular camera to the list, it looks like 2016 will be an interesting year for modular camera technology.
Here is a…Continue
We are glad to announce that DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS desktop mission planning software. This works through our Android app UgCS for DJI available now on Google Play. The app connects to DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 remote the same way DJI native app does. What is different is that, once your laptop and Android device are…Continue
If you're doing long range, and you're using ardupilot, you probably are using or want to be using the open source OpenLRSng.
The most interesting OpenLRSng receiver I found was the "Brotronics Broversity RX", but its documentation was minimal, so I wrote some and made a demo video:…Continue
I design it to carry Relief goods to disaster city while hurtling the desert for long periods.
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- Fore legs decide traveling direction.
- Mid legs which is most close to the centroid take most traction and load.
- Hind legs are auxiliary legs for moving the left and right legs…
This is the second episode. The first episode is here:
We decided to make it ... more colorful :) Just to be clear, all figures here are still CG, the…Continue
Picture above is first prototype of fiberglass bearingless hub design. The idea of this design is to allow flapping and twisting (pitching) of the rotor, but have limited flex in lead/lag.
This rotor hub is 24" long and 4" wide in the center. Was made with Qty 10 - 24" x 2" strips of 6 oz plain weave fiberglass cloth. Bonded with Fiberglast…Continue
Following our previous iteration, and after receiving feedback from the community our team is glad to present "blanco" Debian Jessie image from Erle Robotics. This image valid for Erle-Brain 2 chances include:
Announced a new Raspberry:
Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
- A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
- 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi…
A teaser from Michael Oborne, showing impressive precision. Using a Septentrio asterx-m and a HX-CH4601A. Full details coming soon to the APM wiki
Just look at these things! Go http://unmanned.okstate.edu/!
Our goal at Event 38 is to build products that make aerial data collection for mapping as easy as possible. For a while now, our team has been focused on creating a better autonomous landing solution. At the moment, recovery of a fixed-wing drone requires either a large area…Continue
My friend and I are working on an (hopefully) industrial grade carbon fiber quad frame (X4 and X8). We would like to share the progress with the community, and we would really appreciate your feedback:)
The designed frame size is 1050mm with 28 inch blades, but since the arms are switchable, it can be extended or shrunk to a…Continue
LightWare is delighted to announce their participation in Black Friday 2015, with significant discounts offered on selected laser rangefinder products.
You can look forward to the following deals:
This is very encouraging:
ADS-B is an air traffic surveillance technology that enables aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar.
This article explains how to attach and…