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DiyDrones and Chris Anderson on CNN

Added by DougB on March 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Quad Copter used on the TV show "The Cape"

And of of course they had to put a gun on it.



"The Cape" with Quad 


Starts at about 22:00

Added by DougB on February 11, 2011 at 10:19am — 14 Comments

New Pandora's box of 'personal' drones

They could put your mind at ease - or do very much the opposite.

A new arms race is on and it could change everything from the way we parent to how we get our celebrity gossip.

For the technology currently…


Added by DougB on November 8, 2010 at 11:02am — 3 Comments

Laser Power Beaming Aimed At UAVs

A company that won a NASA prize for beaming power to a climber in a space-elevator competition is targeting unmanned aircraft as an initial application for its laser-based technology.

LaserMotive says power beaming could extend the endurance of electrically powered UAVs. The company plans to fly a small internally funded demonstrator by year’s end.…


Added by DougB on May 12, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

NASA Puffin Low Noise, Electric VTOL Personal Air Vehicle

Looks like you might get some neck strain holding your head up!

Added by DougB on January 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

One way to Restore a bricked xBee

I was able to restore my bricked xBee by following these instructions. Hope this helps!!

Using the sparkfun USB explorer board.

1. Take the module out of the interface board.

2. Connect the interface board to the computer.

3. Open X-CTU make sure Baud Rate is set to 9600

4. Go to "Modem Configuration"

5. Put a check in the "Always update firmware" box

6. Select proper modem from drop down menu,

7. Select proper function set and firmware… Continue

Added by DougB on July 17, 2009 at 9:30am — 31 Comments

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