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How drones democratize videography and help sell real estate

Recently myself and some of my colleagues were interviewed for the online news outlet Quartz, regarding the RC multicopters that I have been building. Beyond the fun of building and flying the rigs on my own time, we have been experimenting with it in gathering video…


Added by Sean Tierney on January 19, 2014 at 6:06pm — 3 Comments

123D Circuits

For those of you who may not have seen it yet, and Autodesk released an online tool to design and test circuits.

It allows you to create a virtual environment using breadboards, Arduinos, and plenty more. Then you can simulate the project right in your browser window. You can even work on the coding collaboratively like you would with…


Added by Sean Tierney on September 11, 2013 at 2:29pm — 6 Comments

Arducopter HEX with round arm replacement, UPDATE: It Flies!!

In my last post, I mentioned that I was working on replacing the square aluminum arms with round carbon fiber ones.  I am back to say that it works!

I was having a little trouble with the PDB, but I finally figured out how to get all of the cabling into the body without leaving cable spilling out everywhere.…


Added by Sean Tierney on July 21, 2013 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Arducopter HEX with round arm replacement

After reading another conversation here about adding round tube arms to an Arducopter, it got me thinking: first, can I non-destructively accomplish this, and second what would be the impact to its weight and flight abilities.

I began by finding some round arms and mounts that might work, and went with a set from a Talon HEX.  I got the arms, the arm…


Added by Sean Tierney on July 19, 2013 at 2:15pm — 5 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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