"9 Lessons Learned from Attaching a Super Heavy, Custom Rig to a Quadcopter": A very interesting post from Makezine and how to attach things to drones:
Recently, a company called …
Next generation STM32. 400 MHz clock. Up to 1Mb RAM. Double precision hardware floating point. There is enough RAM there to start using dynamic loading of code. You can also increase the FLASH using memory mapped QUADSPI
And all at low power consumption they say! Nice!
For those in the SF Bay Area and interested in the DIY autonomous car scene (which I'm also part of), here's the latest on our hackathon this weekend.
Self Driving Racers,
Carl, Joshua and I are looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday (10:00am - 3:00pm) in Berkeley for the meetup/hackathon. Here's some information to help you prepare and otherwise make the most of the…
Added by Chris Anderson on November 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Interesting preview of a very powerful new autopilot from Aerotenna:
The Federal Aviation Administration last week granted Disney a waiver so it can show off its amazing drone skills in the Orlando and Anaheim parks. Not a company known to wait well, it's already …
A huge amount of effort has gone into this exciting new release of ArduPilot: Copter 3.4.1.
The new features are mostly described on ArduPilot…Continue
Adam from Aeroworks Productions unboxes the new Pixhawk 2 flight controller.
• An integrated, single board / box flight controller.
• Sufficient I/O for most applications without expansion.
• Improved ease-of-use.…
An alternative approach for collecting water samples.
Added by Eduardo Romero on November 7, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
FormulaPi, the remote RaspberryPi-based racing series has started, and it's proving both very interesting and further evidence that vision-based navigation is hard, even on a well-marked track.
Added by Chris Anderson on November 7, 2016 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Super impressive control implementation to make this work. From Popular Mechanics:
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have …
Added by Chris Anderson on November 7, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments
Precis-BX316, the Multi-GNSS, Dual Frequency RTK Board with Dual Antenna for Heading released. Pre-order Now. Check with our sales representatives for details. Key…Continue
My team and I used the Parrot Disco for a few days of whale and dolphin surveys off the coast of Timor Leste where a cetacean migration event has been going on for the past few weeks. This effort is a partnership between the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility, a University of Adelaide unit I…Continue
I have written with my friend Yuri Kapitanyuk (the main idea was from him) an algorithm for solving the problem of tracking smooth curves by an unmanned aerial vehicle travelling with a constant airspeed and under a wind disturbance. Basically, if the trajectories are twice differentiable, i.e., they are continuous,…Continue
By Gary Mortimer
From SUAS News
Not just flying, but driving and floating as well. Pixhawk 2.1 running Ardupilot software can be used to command all types of autonomous vehicle.
Shipping has started from Australia and…Continue
Earlier this week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas,…Continue
Not really much to say, just read the report.…Continue