If you have experience making maps from aerial photographs, you know it takes effort.
When I stumbled upon another UAV-related kickstarter, Mapping with Drones, I backed them without giving it another thought. But it wasn’t…Continue
This isn't a build log. And what's shown here wasn't built as a rover. It is a rover, sure, but it was built as a playground, a collection of dozens of separate experiments, trials, and ideas. I build this a few months ago, and I'm about to tear it apart and rebuild it based on the lessons I learned, but before I do that, I figured I'd share a bit.
This was a…Continue
I asked my girlfriend what she wants for the holidays. She smiled, saying she wants something sexy, colorful, that comes in a small box, something the perfect size and shape. Naturally, I fired up a 3D editor, warmed up my awesome PolyPrinter and made a … 3DR Pixhawk mass model!
My girl is very smart, and when she figured out what I was up to, she was curious about why I'd make a mass model for her. I admitted…Continue
Nothing is ever perfect. Or even as right as we might like. But I've been holding out on you, my friends, focused as I was until lately on moderating, I haven't been taking the final steps to share my code, photos and images of my aircraft, and other files I've been working on, such as this X-Plane model of an ArduPlane based on the…Continue
Think you have challenges getting that sonar, airspeed sensor, or magnetometer to produce clean data in the harsh environment on your Skywalker, with ESCs, RF fields, 65mph winds, and multi-G impacts? Well, the guys over at NanoSatisfi are looking for a new level of pain, and have a …Continue
Our friends at MaxBotix have updated their offering of ultrasound sonar sensors by adding the new High Resolution LV line. The defining characteristic of this new line of sonars is the 1mm resolution. Yes. 1mm. Well, more correctly, "the HRLV-MaxSonar-EZ Sensors offer calibrated 1 mm accuracy of 0.1% at 1 meter," so at greater distances, the ranging might be off by a…Continue
Science Magazine published an article suggesting that a project motivated by the recent DARPA push for small, quiet UAVs may be providing support for theories about the origin of…Continue
IEEE has published an interesting overview about Google's self-driving cars.
The advances in this field should be of interest to our ArduRover community. The article mentions that Nevada has updated its laws and has become the first…Continue
BBC has a nice little video news story about the new computer-controlled passenger transport pods at Heathrow. It includes some nice shots of the video monitoring, computer map, and of the pods in use, and also includes a brief history of this form of transport, and a sound bite by a hopeful business owner about deploying this in smaller cities.
The ArduCopter2 frame uses narrow aluminum arms, and so the design calls for motor mounts. The 3DR frame uses 20mm, 3/4"…Continue