Sam Kelly's Blog (7)

New 3D Robotics product: u-blox LEA-6H GPS

Hi everyone! I'm very happy to announce our new u-blox based GPS board. The development teams and 3D Robotics have been working on this GPS unit for some time, and we have seen very good results on ArduPlane, ArduCopter and ArduRover. The Sparkfun AVC and the Quadcopter Rodeo were excellent opportunities to observe this GPS in action, and it helped Team Overhead win first place…

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Added by Sam Kelly on July 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — 91 Comments

New product! The 3DR Radio Telemetry System

Hi everyone, I'm very happy to announce something that 3D Robotics has been working on since late last year in cooperation with a few very talented developers. Today we are announcing the 3DR Radio telemetry system, an open-source alternative to XBee telemetry set-ups, with superior performance, great range and a much lower price (half…

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Added by Sam Kelly on April 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — 132 Comments

Remzibi OSD now in stock at the DIY Drones store

Hi everybody! I'm very happy to announce that the Remzibi OSD DIY Drones variant is now in stock in the DIY Drones store!

Our version is fully compatible with the original design and will work with …

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Added by Sam Kelly on December 23, 2011 at 3:19pm — 45 Comments

Coming soon: MinimOSD!

Hi guys! I'm giving you a preview of an upcoming product from the DIY Drones store, the MinimOSD, a minimal Arduino-based on-screen display board. It's tailored for use with ArduPilot Mega and the MAVlink protocol, and designed to be as compact as possible.

It's main components are an ATmega328P 8 bit microcontroller with an Arduino bootloader,…

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Added by Sam Kelly on November 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 63 Comments

Minimalist ArduCopter 3DR build

Hi guys, I just wanted to share some photos of my minimalist ArduCopter 3DR. The APM is using Jason Short's power hack, a Spektrum adapter, and a DSM2 remote Rx. the OilPan is standard except for the compass, which is one of the first ten or so HMC5883L prototype boards from a while ago. The rest of the frame is mostly stock (arms, ESCs, motors), but the stack-up is a little shorter than usual, and…

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Added by Sam Kelly on September 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

ArduPilotMega + Spektrum satellite Rx -- NOW AVAILABLE

Hi guys. Here's a little experiment we did yesterday using Doug Weibel's spektrum-to-PPM substitute firmware for the APM's ATmega328P, an upcoming (now…

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Added by Sam Kelly on August 19, 2011 at 10:00am — 79 Comments

ArduPilot Mega 1.4 with ATmega2560 will be available on Friday, April 8

Hi guys, just letting you know that the ArduPilot Mega v1.4 with the ATmega2560 will be available at the DIY Drones store starting Friday, April 8. Here's the product page: http://store.diydrones.com/product_p/br-ardupilot-01.htm

 

Here's what will be changing in the store/products:

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Added by Sam Kelly on April 6, 2011 at 1:30pm — 47 Comments

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