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Precision Landing in 7 Steps and Coding Challenge...

Part 2 of my Tutorial about Precision Landing, using a Raspberry Pi, OpenCv, Arducopter and Dronekit.

> Plus my first Shout Out... at the very end!

> Plus the first…

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Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on October 15, 2018 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Gas imaging camera for drones - second generation





At Workswell, we come with a new drones camera system designed to detect dangerous gases. The aim of the system is to provide information on the occurrence of hazardous or noxious gas at a safe distance, using drones. We used standard infrared…

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Added by Workswell on October 14, 2018 at 4:46am — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
Drone with ground-penetrating radar for mine detection

From Hackaday:

Most civilized nations ban the use of landmines because they kill indiscriminately, and for years after they are planted. However, they are still used in many…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

Enabling maritime operations with an amphibious fixed wing drone

A big fish in a small pond.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones which can safely land on water are a relative scarcity, and fixed-wing users working in the “splash-zone” could benefit greatly with a drone…

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Added by Mauricio on October 11, 2018 at 12:18pm — 2 Comments

New book release: Optimizing Small Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft: A Practical Design Guide

A summary of ten year's research in the area of Drone Design and Development. Written as a design guide to inform and educate future generations of Aeronautic Engineers, RC Enthusiasts and DIY citizen scientists:…

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Added by Dr Stephen Prior on October 6, 2018 at 3:30am — 3 Comments


Developer
Announcing Blimpduino 2.0

Almost 10 years ago with the community help, we released an open source robotic blimp platform based on Arduino and we named it Blimpduino. It was a really cool project, despite the limitations back then..........

And by back then I mean that we lacked cheap WiFi modules, 3D printers, and all sorts of fancy sensors! This leads us to use…

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Added by Jordi Muñoz on October 5, 2018 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Drone Nerds Collaborates with AeroVironment as a New Quantix™ Hybrid Drone Dealer in North America

HALLANDALE, FL, October 05, 2018

Drone Nerds, Inc. the largest UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) distributor in the United States today announced its collaboration with AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in…

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Added by Drone Nerds on October 5, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

SmartAP GCS by Sky-Drones now supports drone fleet management

SmartAP GCS by Sky-Drones now supports drone fleet management. Unlimited number of drones…

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Added by Kirill on October 4, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

DARPA Subterranean Challenge - Team CERBERUS

Dear community,

We would like to inform you about our participation in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge as Team CERBERUS (University of Nevada, Reno, ETH Zurich, Sierra Nevada Corporation,…

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Added by Kostas Alexis on October 1, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

GoPro 7 with HyperSmooth, now is the time to remove the gimbal from the drone?!

its time to remove the gimbal from the drone?!

The weight savings on my TBS Discovery would be very good :)

Just found lots of videos of this new feauture and people are getting pretty good results with this "new tecnology".

What you guys think? dumb idea or it should work ?

Added by Joao correia on September 30, 2018 at 1:41pm — 3 Comments

Scratch-built monocopter tutorial

I recently made a monocopter(drone with one motor but can take off and land vertically) that can fly and wrote up the instructions on how to build it from scratch. Enjoy ! …
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Added by Chris on September 21, 2018 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Deep Learning Based Real-time Object Detector for DJI Drones

Demonstration Video for Visual Detector

This project involves real-time object detection for DJI drones from the ground station using …

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Added by Hazel Zhu on September 21, 2018 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Automate and Scale Drone Operations using Cloud (4G/LTE)

FlytCloud is an enterprise-grade cloud platform to automate and scale your commercial drone operations - Enabling you to remotely deploy, a fleet of intelligent drones.

FlytCloud provides real-time access to control, telemetry and video/payload data from your drone fleet, over a secure and reliable…

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Added by Achal Negi on September 21, 2018 at 4:10am — No Comments

Integrate PPK for your commercial UAV with ComNav K706 GNSS OEM Board

Integrate PPK(post-processing kinematic) solution for your commerical UAV with our K706 GNSS OEM Board and AT190 Helix Antenna to go for professional survey and mapping.

K706 GNSS OEM board support GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, Beidou B1/B2, Galileo E1/E5b with 8GB onboard memory ability, will…

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Added by Wade Zhang on September 20, 2018 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

The What, Why, and How of Protecting Your Drones

Drone protection is essential for those who do not want their investment in this expensive technology to go to waste. Therefore, there are a few critical areas in which drone owners can make sure their drones will…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 20, 2018 at 1:51pm — No Comments

New Report Benchmarks Drone Industry and Refutes Hyperbole

We just released the results of our third annual drone industry benchmark survey and it’s a kicker.

The 2018 Drone Market Sector…

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Added by Colin Snow on September 18, 2018 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
OpenMV, my favorite computer vision module, now even faster and better

Long ago, it was hard to do computer vision -- like PhD hard. Then, about ten years ago, it started to get easier with the OpenCV libraries, which did most of the hard work for you. But even that needed you to program and build a toolchain and it really only ran well on beefy PCs. But about two years ago, a series of small, cheap computer vision modules…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 18, 2018 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

How we spent 8 days on an ice cap in Greenland and found a lost WWII P-38 fighter





Hi, friends,

In the middle of the summer we had a chance to participate in an expedition with the aim to locate a missing WWII P-38 aircraft from…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on September 17, 2018 at 4:08am — 9 Comments

Light FPV GCS and payload controller, call for design input...

Some of you may have already seen our rugged professional mission control units also presented here on DIYdrones. Most of those are produced to at least industrial IP specifications, but developers and DIYers are constantly bombarding us with requests for lighter and especially cheaper integrated solutions that would…

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Added by Azjeg on September 11, 2018 at 10:24am — 9 Comments

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drones Market worth 48.88 Billion USD by 2023, at a CAGR of 18.32%

The drivers for this market are rapid technological advancements in drones and increase in demand for drone-generated data in commercial applications are the key factors for the growth of the market. Further, the increase in venture funding propels the growth of the UAV drones market.

Military drones are expected to capture the largest share of the…

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Added by Steve Stark on September 11, 2018 at 5:06am — No Comments

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