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Diy Drones News - Podcast #2 - HeliBoat Prototype

When I gain 14 more youtube subscribers youtube will allow me to use their Live Feed Feature.  When that happens i'm going to start posting 4-6 live stream youtube sessions a week.  The subjects of the Live Casts will include tutorials on how to use free CAD software to make blueprints/schematics for your drone projects.  The Live Sessions are going to be predetermined for the…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on September 24, 2013 at 12:39pm — 6 Comments

Flight plan set for DIY drones - PortlandTribune

by: PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Patrick Sherman, left, catches the drone, while Brian Zvaigzne, holding the goggles and the controller, looks on. The two men were flying the drone near a natural area in Wilsonville.

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/11-features/161579-flight-plan-set-for-diy-drones

by: PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Patrick Sherman, left, catches the drone, while Brian Zvaigzne, holding the goggles and the controller, looks on. The two men were flying the drone near a natural area in…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on September 18, 2013 at 7:51pm — 6 Comments

Diy Drones LinkedIn

Linkedin DIY Drones Group

What's LinkedIn you may be asking…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on July 27, 2013 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

DroneCafe.com - Update #1

Welcome to DroneCafe.com a place to hang out and talk about any drone topics including military applications, civillian applications, drone news Politics, etc.  We've added a few new additions that include:

  • Drone Cafe Chat Room (IRC Based)
  • Drone Cafe Skype Chat Room
  • Weekly Polls to allow members to determine the direction/development of the…
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Added by Joshua Johnson on July 23, 2013 at 11:55am — 15 Comments

DroneCafe.com In Beta/Testing Phase

Hey Folks,

I'm currently working on DroneCafe.com to provide people with a place to hangout and talk about drone politics/politicians, drone/robotics news, and also a place to openly talk about militarized drones.  This website is more for entertainment and not tech based or open source based like DIY Drones…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on July 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

DIY Drones at 40,000 Members!

It's customary and a tradition that we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 40,000!!!!

There were 2 million page views in the last month! (we get around 62,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 25 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 35 minutes.

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Added by Joshua Johnson on June 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Robo Raven looks so real that a hawk attacks it mid flight!

http://www.robotics.umd.edu/

This video demonstrates a new robotic bird, "Robo Raven," whose wings flap completely independently of each other, and also can be programmed to perform any desired motion, enabling the bird to perform aerobatic maneuvers. This is the first time a…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 31, 2013 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Robots to drones, Australia eyes high-tech farm help to grow food

SYDNEY | Sun May 26, 2013 5:15pm EDT

(Reuters) - Moving carefully along a row of apple trees, two of Australia's newest agricultural workers check if the…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 26, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

DIY Drones at 39,000 Members!

As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 39,000!

There were 2 million page views in the last month! (we get around 65,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 24 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 35 minutes.

Thanks as…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

DIY Drones News - Weekly #1 - Venturing Forward

Venturing Forward: The Sky’s Not the Limit for UAV Enthusiasts
By: Kevin Solar of DIYDrones.com (DIY Drones News Journalist)
 

We live in a uniquely dynamic age influenced heavily by technological advances surging in every direction. It’s a time…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

DIYDrones Chat Feature Info

(We removed the Chat Feature until we can integrate it onto the site without causing Page Loading time delays and any user errors!  I'm going to work with Ning tomorrow afternoon on trying to fix the chat so that it doesn't affect any of our users.  If that doesn't work we can either wait 1-3 Months until Ning 3.0 is available to us or…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 13, 2013 at 8:00pm — 50 Comments

Looking for Amateur Journalists!

This is the News Team for DIYDrones.com! We are just getting things set up so please be patient with us during the first couple weeks.  We're looking for amateur journalists who are interested in writing Drone News Articles that will be published on the front page on a daily basis.  If you're currently in college for journalism it will be an awesome thing to be able to put on your…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 4, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

DIY Drones at 38,000 Members!

As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 38,000!

There were almost 1.9 million page views in the last month! (we get around 65,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 22 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 32…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on April 27, 2013 at 9:40am — 3 Comments

Diydrones.com Social Networking

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Added by Joshua Johnson on April 26, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

National Geographic Robotics Videos

I want to share with all of you some really awesome videos made by National Geographic!…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on April 24, 2013 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Restricting Police Drone Use

Published April 18, 2013 - Associated Press

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill limiting law enforcement agencies' use of the remotely controlled aircraft known as drones.…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on April 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Inside My Brookstone 2.0 Rover (APM Project)

Bottom of Rover

  1. Left Rear Motor
  2. Left Rear Motor Power Extension
  3. Right Rear Motor Power Extension
  4. Audio Speaker for receiver to rover voice…
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Added by Joshua Johnson on April 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

My Brookstone 2.0 Rover Overview

Link to the Brookstone Rover

I hope you folks enjoyed my overview of the Brookstone 2.0 Rover.  In my next blog (Part 1) I'm…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on April 9, 2013 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

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