All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (375)

Updates from NavStik: World's smallest/lightest micro navigation and control module!


NavStik users are now using NavStik to build a variety of autonomous systems. Its extremely small size and light weight (4 grams), coupled with a powerful Cortex M4…


Added by Nitin Gupta on November 27, 2013 at 1:30am — 8 Comments

A new 32-bits DevBoard

A new dev-board PIC32 80MHz based with 10-axis IMU, OSD, GPS, SD card, Xbee, USB connection, etc...

New video showing the GPS and Xbee features:

More information on the website : VGR-Systems feel free to contact…


Added by VGR-Systems on November 23, 2013 at 3:00am — 14 Comments

IROS 2013: UAVs Get a Grip With Full-Size Robot Arms

By Evan Ackerman

As amazing as flying robots are, there's a limited amount of useful stuff that they can do today. Oh, they're great for surveillance and inspection, there's potential to use them to deliver stuff, and in some…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 22, 2013 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

A Calmato, an electric powered airplane, piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1

Here a video of a Calmato Alpha 40, an electric powered airplane, fully piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1 and tested successfully in flight and in HIL (Hardware In the Loop) simulation on the x-Plane v9.70 simulator.…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 14, 2013 at 12:53pm — 38 Comments

Mexico's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Symposium 17-18 Oct.

For all of you interested, who live in or around Mexico City. The Research and Advanced Studies Center (CINVESTAV in spanish) of the National Polytechnic Institute just announced this.

Program in Spanish Only (sorry!)

Mexico's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Symposium …


Added by Rod Mafud on October 16, 2013 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Identify UAV Lost In Malibu, California

This UAV apparently got away from its operators and wound up in the trash being collected at a local park in Malibu, California. Can any of the members on DIY Drones identify this UAV and who it belongs to? Full story here: …


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 15, 2013 at 8:37am — 10 Comments

Hawkeye Target the Cropping and Agriculture Market with TWO Camera UAV

HAWKEYE have released their latest UAV designed for the agriculture market post successful trials in New Zealand.  The RQ-84Z series UAV is a laminar flow UAV designed for photogrammetry payloads and now carries TWO Sony Nex-5 series cameras with specialist lenses…


Added by Rowland on October 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — 17 Comments

Municipality of Bogota and Tecscorp Inc, launch pilot scheme for the use of UAVs in the Colombian capital

Governmental use of unmanned surveillance drones has inspired a lot of concern about privacy, but Bogota City Mayor Gustavo Petro thinks the battle's already over. In a TV interview days ago, Petro said essentially that…


Added by Ronald Messino on September 23, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Asia's first Training Academy for Drones.

Unmanned Engineeria is the only Research – Development – Training Hub in ASIA which offers full…


Added by UNMANNED ENGINEERIA on September 5, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

My new drone instructable

This is my first real UAV. I have taken off the ramp shuttle and am re-working my landing gear to be much lighter but still ramp launched. I have been inspired by the amazing projects on this site for a long time and finally made the leap into the world of FPV flight. Once I test this…


Added by Maxwell Wheeler on August 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Florida Keys turns to UAVs to take on mosquitoes


August 13, 2013

Florida Keys authorities are turning to unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with infrared cameras in their ongoing battle to control…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Who is thinking about civilian drones, UAVs?

Currently there are many, diverse viewpoints and views about the evolving, civilian unmanned vehicle systems (UVS) industry. You may be interested in the overview we developed in THIS…


Added by John Githens on August 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

RC Quadcopter X4 UAV FPV Carbon Fiber airframe

Quadcopter Airframe

Materials: Carbon fiber tube + Glass fiber

Size: <> 600mm diameter.

Net Weight: <> 400g

Flying Weight: <> 1000g

Propellers: 8-11”

Description: Small, lightweight but really sturdy Quadcopter…


Added by SeAN on August 8, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments - International directory of commercial drone / UAV operators.

Hi everyone

I just launched a new website at, to help connect commercial drone operators with clients.

The site is very much a work in progress, so I would really appreciate any suggestions on how it…


Added by Drone Hire on July 31, 2013 at 3:00am — 20 Comments

Northrop Grumman sponsors high school students studying UAV's

Northrop Grumman Corporation  is sponsoring a team of high school students from Dickson College who are competing in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge 2013, aimed at promoting UAVs and demonstrating their vehicles in civilian applications.

As part of the UAV Challenge…


Added by Andrew Moss on July 29, 2013 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

DIY Drones blog posts – April 2013


Think you may have missed a blog post while you were doing something else?

Want to search for a specific topic in the DIY Drones blog posts?

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Added by John Githens on July 23, 2013 at 4:16pm — 4 Comments

Aerial mapping stitch by MS ICE

Recently Lianpin Koh suggest to me to try out the Microsoft ICE. It is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The best part : It's a freeware.

Being just completed to map 20000 Ha of oil palm land for a local plantation,…


Added by keeyen pang on July 22, 2013 at 10:33pm — 17 Comments

DIY Drones blog posts – March 2013


(Similar, previous blog posts: January 2013; February 2013.)

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Added by John Githens on July 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Evolution of the Aeromapper UAV family of UAVs

So it`s been just a bit more than a year and a half since we first offered the Aeromaper UAV platform and we have seen the Aeromapper evolve significantly.

Since we introduced the Aeromapper Option E it has been a great success because it is a complete package with excellent features on…


Added by Mauricio on July 8, 2013 at 7:28pm — 11 Comments

ArduAquatic / APM:Aquatic




So I have been obsessed with robotics for quite some time and up until this year it was all based on walking - Humaniod,  quad & hex walker robots.  I have put together kits, pulled together parts from Lynxmotion - I have stuff all over, I am constantly tearing apart updating as new controller boards, sensors and the like come out.  I…


Added by Chuck Durham on July 2, 2013 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

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