It's been a while that I'm developing a camera control board and its software. That takes me hours sending commands for testing it on long shooting sessions. There was no battery enough here for such amount of tests... until now! ;)
Some time ago I've noticed a small hole on the battery slot of my S95. It is protected under a flexible rubber stopper. Well, then I…Continue
Geo-tagged aerial pictures are very useful for mosaic mapping as well as the creation of accurate 3D models from a terrain.
Michael Oborne added a great tool for injecting GPS data on the EXIF tags by using APM's telemetry log from a flight.
This tutorial was created to show you how does it work.
This is a work from…
Introducing the Issue and the solution:
We've talked about FRSky's CPPM signal on this other post that compares it with a standard PPM signal. The issue is that originally FRSky's CPPM runs at 18 milliseconds. That…Continue
The beauty of this community is on the collaboration. This new firmware proves it.
I have the pleasure of announcing that "ArduCAM OSD" and "MinimOSD-Extra" teams are now working together to make…
[ Update at the end ]
You bought a brand new FRSky with 8 channel and a promise of a helpful PPM Sum output.
Be warned that you cannot use this with 8 channels. Only 6 channels could be used with some risks (only 5 for real safety). [Note #1 at the end] It's really disappointing.
Yes. FRSky's CPPM…Continue
"Can U.S. Citizen Shot Domestic Spy Drones?"
I've just read this post here on DailyTech.
First of all calling it as "Domestic Spy Drones" sounds…Continue
I can't resist on posting it here.
Meet the true story of Don Juan FPV.
Full original scenes:
Do you know about the Internet Of Things?
Dragino MS12 is a wifi/linux enabled appliance for MCU projects. It uses the awesome OpenWrt.
The goal of the Dragino is to solve the…Continue
I'm a big fan of Kare Halvorsen's work from biped to multi-pod spiders. His robots are always pretty well tuned to work on his customized RC control with lots of buttons.
This awesome project above is titled MorpHex which is Kare's entry on "BOCA BEARINGS 2012 INNOVATION COMPETITION".
More infos about the competition (and to give him your vote)…Continue
The question here is, are those beautiful models really useful for FPV or being our Drones? I would be afraid of breaking such a beautiful thing... and the 2360mm wing…Continue
I just got this video from André Kjellstrup.
It shows the importance of an OSD with instruments in hard FPV flight conditions.
From his own words: "lost visual far out over water when a sudden and passing snow shower with wet, heavy snow clogged lens". Fortunately his craft was equiped with ArduPilot Mega and…Continue
We know you love DIYDrones... so here is the Valentine's gift from the Dev Team! Yeah, we love you back. LOL =)
Anyway, in fact the title of this post could also be "ArduCAM OSD Project meets Michael Oborne"!!!
This tool makes setting up the awesome MinimOSD…Continue
I'm very happy to tell you that the MinimOSD is now in stock in the DIY Drones store!
And more: It goes with a nice customized CharSet and an open source OSD firmware already flashed! ;)
The firmware is Arduino compatible and it uses the original APM…
Now this is a new meaning for "get high" (...and fast).
"Qu8k" from Derek Deville's is an terrific rocket project. On Setember 30,2011 the Qu8k was launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
The platform includes: 2 timers, 4 GPS, 1 Accelerometer and 1 Cosmic Ray Detector.
All the captured HD 1080p images you'll see are really cool. It was…Continue
There are some nice new approaches on frame construction out there.
This Korean guy found a nice way to get more thrust and it has also a good open space in front.
Looks interesting to fly with cameras. I enjoy the idea. Sounds good. Don't you think?
There is also this other one "ButterflyCopter" with same idea but... 10 motors!!!
Here we can see how nice is the result of a camera…Continue
Do you know that chip which goes on Arduino USB Host Shield and ADK boards? Yes, that's Max3421 from Maxim. And that other one which integrate some text based OSD boards? Hmmm... OK it is the Max7456 from Maxim too.
Well, from now on, Maxim will be there on our buddy gyros too.
Maxim Integrated Products acquired SensorDynamics a Leading Specialist…Continue
Added by Sandro Benigno on July 23, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments
"Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source, the design from which it is made, is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. Ideally, open… Continue
In a distant continent far far away... Futaba clones are back on stock.
Some weeks ago, I bought my OrangeRX Spektrum compatible ones (main RX 6ch and the satellite).…Continue