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Drone Mapping with Reach: Hot Shoe Adapter for M+ and PPK workflow overview

Post-Processed Kinematic (PPK) technique is widely used for mapping with drones. In this scenario Reach RS/RS+ base on the ground and Reach M+ rover on a drone independently log raw data which is post-processed after the flight.

For mapping, it’s crucial to sync an onboard camera and Reach M+ rover. To ensure smooth and reliable synchronization of…


Added by Emlid on August 24, 2018 at 4:13am — 1 Comment

Precision Landing with OpenCv and Aruco Markers | Part 1

Here I am again with a new tutorial. Find it on Youtube

Suggestions for further videos? >>> Write it down in the comments or on my YouTube…


Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on August 21, 2018 at 9:56am — 3 Comments

Tersus UAV PPK solution is coming

Tersus UAV PPK solution is coming.

Tersus UAV PPK solution is available on the website now:

Tersus UAV PPK solution includes BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix…


Added by Haley Hu on August 20, 2018 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Task 3.1 : Biomechanical Equestrian simulation

Hello everyone,

Long time no see.

My animal-type drone research and development launched the new open institute "Varipon Institute" at Blender Network.

From now on, we will provide you modeling data of movement mechanism operating on land, at…


Added by Yutaca Sawai on August 17, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Coding UAVs with ROS. Subscribing to FCU data.

I have just published Part 2 of this series, designed to develop skills in Python and ROS so as to achieve flexible control of a UAV.  It's based on a Pixhawk FCU with Raspberry Pi companion computer.  The Pixhawk is running PX4, but it would also work with minor modifications with…


Added by Mike Isted on August 16, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FlightZoomer 3 is released!

Finally, after a long development time, I am happy to announce that FlightZoomer 3 is released!

To celebrate the launch of the FlightZoomer apps, the FlightZoomer 3 Cockpit-app is available at no cost from the Windows 10 Store. Be sure to get the app for free before the price goes up.

For those who don’t know FlightZoomer yet,…


Added by Martin Rüedi on August 15, 2018 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

F2S Instant Flight Controller, GPS, OSD and RSSI All-In-One

This might be interesting for all.. I spent a few weeks with the F2S all-in-1 flight controller, testing on a few planes and I think this is worth sharing.  Status: Unknown and underrated

  • Pros - can be installed and tested under an hour, multiple flight modes and comprehensive OSD
  • Limitations or maybe good - little…

Added by noeL on August 13, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments


When you love drones as well as rovers you would want to have both of them together. Just by adding a set of wheels to my already existing PlutoX drone and with the help of some simple coding, I developed this hybrid drone.

What I wanted to do was to build a prototype that can fly and walk on the ground as well so in short a combination of…


Added by SHIVANI SALIAN on August 12, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Autonomous UAV Coding Summer School - UWE Bristol Follow Up

We recently ran a 2-week UAV build and coding mechatronics Summer School at UWE Bristol for students from the Ecole des Mines d’Ales. Great students and a great venue made for a very successful course and much fun was had by all!

Huge thanks to @UWEBristol and of course the…


Added by Mike Isted on August 10, 2018 at 2:54am — No Comments

Drone Security & Surveillance Operations Made Easy

Drones have already been in use in the security and surveillance industry, bringing a significant change in how the operations are carried out. However, most current aerial security and surveillance systems are either tied to a particular drone hardware, or need…


Added by Achal Negi on August 10, 2018 at 1:48am — No Comments

UAV GCS design notes

It’s probably time to provide some background to my blog posts on various ground control stations we’ve been designing and manufacturing, because our experiences over the years may give some food for thought for fellow UAV/USV developers.

Already in early 2010 it became clear that the multirotor…


Added by Azjeg on August 9, 2018 at 5:31am — 4 Comments

Plane 3.9.0 stable released!

The ArduPilot development team is delighted to announce a new stable release of plane, version 3.9.0.

For those of you who have been testing the 3.9.0beta releases then you won’t see any surprises here. That are no changes since 3.9.0beta6. Also, many thanks for testing the betas!

For those of…


Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on August 6, 2018 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

UAVs electricity inspection work

Today I'd like to share some information of UAVs electricity inspection work. 

To ensure the stable supply of electricity, regular inspection and maintenance of the installations are important and essential. In the past, this kind of inspection work in China are mainly finished by…


Added by Haley Hu on August 6, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

1080P 10X Night Vision Zoom Camera For DJI M200,fully compatible

Sky Eye-10NLT is one 1080P 10X night vision zoom camera specially designed for DJI Matrice 200. This gimbal is developed based on DJI Skyport, which means it is seamlessly compatible with Matrice 200 drone: all gimbal functions can be controlled through DJI GO APP and controller, like Yaw/Pitch, zoom,…


Added by yangdaonline on August 6, 2018 at 12:55am — No Comments

Play Table Tennis using a drone

Learning becomes easier when we add a little bit of fun to it. Here using the idea of obstacle detection, rather than just implementing simple obstacle avoidance in the drones path, I thought of playing a game with it.

To understand basic ideas of IR sensors and detection, I thought of building a game based on this using a drone. In this…


Added by SHIVANI SALIAN on August 4, 2018 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

BX306 GNSS RTK Board for plant protection UAV

Hello,this is Haley greeting from Tersus GNSS Inc. in China. 

Recently we've finished testing of BX306 GNSS RTK Board for plant protection UAV in China. Our customer choose one BX306 board as Base and two BX306 boards as Rover in UAV. They mainly test the RTL(Return to Launch) function this time, the difference of…


Added by Haley Hu on July 31, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Projecting Hybrid aerial vehicle for human transport

This might be the future of human transport.

The Ehang 184 is the first of many manned autonomous vehicles and it runs on Lipo like most UAV. They are great but they also weight too much for a long endurance flight compared to their energy capacity, indeed the time this vehicle can fly is…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 31, 2018 at 2:30pm — 15 Comments

Convolutional Neural Network (2) for advoiding obstacles

By changing the CNN of my previous post CNN (1) into a multi-classification CNN (fly, go left, go right, stop) and adding an appropriate multi-thread python dronekit script, my drone…


Added by andre van calster on July 31, 2018 at 12:49am — 1 Comment

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