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Smartphone Operated Auto-Stabilized Airship

Nearly five decades before the Wright Flyer made its first flight, Henri Giffard had flown 24 km in France with his steam-engine powered airship. Since then airships have risen to its ultimate glory and have also seen a vicious downfall. The end of 20th century has rekindled interest in airship…

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Added by Sohan Suvarna on September 7, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

30X zoom camera for fix wing and VTOL, with object tracking

Sky Eye-U30 gyro-stabilized camera payload can be mounted on any fixed-wing or VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It combines cutting-edge technologies in lightweight, affordable,…

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Added by yangdaonline on September 6, 2018 at 8:14pm — 8 Comments

Anti-Drone Market worth 1,571.3 Million USD by 2023, at a CAGR of 25.9%

The anti-drone market is segmented on the basis of technology into electronics system, laser system, and kinetic system. Among these technologies, the market for…

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Added by Steve Stark on September 6, 2018 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

WRISTBAND CONTROLLER USING PLUTOX

How cool would it be if we could control our drone just with our wrist movements.

I have used 2 Primus X boards in this project. One PrimusX is mounted on the drone while the second one is used to mount it on our wrist.

Now to control the drone with just the wrist movements all we have to do is map the values…

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Added by Tanmay Karpe on September 3, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Thrust-vectoring monocopter

From Hackaday (this was actually posted by a community member first, but accidentally got deleted.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 1, 2018 at 9:59am — 3 Comments

Configuring RFD868x/RFD900x Telemetry for Pixhawk 2

My previous blog of the Jetson TX2/Pixhawk 2 build includes the use of an RFDesign RFD 868x telemetry unit.  Here's the detail of how I set it up.  As usual, the post can be found at…

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Added by Mike Isted on August 29, 2018 at 5:25am — 1 Comment


3D Robotics
Pixhawk-based navigation using ADS-B transponders instead of GPS

From the University of Washington:

Drones use GPS to find their way without a pilot. But GPS signals can be easily blocked by tall skyscrapers or…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 27, 2018 at 9:15pm — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
Bicopter build

From Hackaday:

RCExplorer, or [David], or just ‘The Swede’, …

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 27, 2018 at 8:03am — 2 Comments

Pixhawk 2 with Jetson TX2 Build

I have just completed my rebuild of The Groundhog hexacopter with a Pixhawk2  and NVIDIA Jetson TX2 companion computer.  This is in preparation for the coding blogs I am posting and further work integrating depth cameras and machine learning.  For those interested, details of the build are posted on my…

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Added by Mike Isted on August 25, 2018 at 12:00am — 15 Comments

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…

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Added by Emlid on August 24, 2018 at 4:00am — 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…

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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: www.tersus-gnss.com

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

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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

HYBRID DRONE

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…

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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…

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

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