Joshua Johnson's Blog – May 2013 Archive (6)

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

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…


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…


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…


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 (DIY Drones News Journalist)

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


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…


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

Looking for Amateur Journalists!

This is the News Team for! 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…


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

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