At the AUVSI conference, Silent Falcon UAV of Alburquerque, New Mexico unveiled a solar powered UAV. The UAV has up to 14 hours of flight endurance. Detailed report from Denver…Continue
Announcing: ArduCopter 2.7
In just a short while, ArduCopter 2.7 will become available for download in Mission Planner. As we worked on ArduCopter 2.6.1, we saw that it had several new and compelling features (as well as…Continue
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Free Webinar: Developing code for the APM
On Monday July 16th 2012, at 5pm Pacific Time,I will be hosting a 90min webinar on Developing for the APM.
Guests will include several members of the…Continue
With more than 200 parameters to "tweak", the ardupilot-mega system can be a bit intimidating. Documentation is critical, but in a fast-moving project like APM, it is almost impossible for the documentation to keep up with the code. A major improvement in the code was the addition of inline documentation for the configuration parameters, several months ago. This documentation has been visible recently in the superb new configuration screen in Mission…Continue
Cory Doctorow just released the cover of his new book Homeland, the sequel to Little Brother, a cyberpunk/cipherpunk dystopian novel. In the first book, the protagonist fights "the man" in a totalitarian future US. In the second book, there are quads floating over protesters with…Continue
Added by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on June 20, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments
It's like a Roomba with blades?
I just fly my quad upside down over the lawn and get the same result!
Autonomous? Well.. kinda: "This space has to be defined by a user/specialist dealer installed boundary wire that helps to keep the mower from heading across…Continue
From WBOC16 News: "
U.S. Navy drone crashed early Monday afternoon in a marshy area on Maryland's Eastern Shore, military officials said. There were no reported injuries on the ground and no damage to property.
The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator…Continue
For the launch, GoPro created this…Continue
ArduCopter now has experimental geo-fencing support, thanks to Andrew Tridgell's superb geo-fencing code for ArduPlane.
I'm experimenting with SITL, for the purpose of routing MAVLink and prototyping IP Telemetry. Anyhow, after reading the documentation here...:
It took me a while to figure out how everything connects. To help myself, I…Continue
Please see the new group Telemetry over cellular IP, which is a gathering place for all those interested in working on IP-enabled UAVs.
The end goal is a plug-and-play ardupilot telemetry option of comparable cost to Xbee (or less). It should provide bi-directional…Continue