Our friends at Instructables have announced a contest looking for the best step-by-step Instructable for building a project involving airborne autonomous and radio controlled vehicles!
You can find all the details here: …Continue
Every business office needs one of these.
This blimp floated through every now and then, it was very peacful.
Moving out of the near IR from the last post, we go into the far infrared. This is footage shot with a 40g, uncooled, 8-14um spectral band camera. Half the size of a GoPro and perfect for mounting on a small flying machine!…Continue
Excerpts from the Telegraph
May 27, 2013:
The small, lightweight, battery-powered Falcon drones can be launched by hand in minutes and fly…Continue
3D Robotics is one of the five manufacturing companies in CNBC's Disrupter50 list; along with Makerbot, Quirky, Shapeways, and Rethink Robotics.Continue
John modified a point-and-shoot camera to capture near infrared images. This is half the puzzle in building NDVI images for analyzing crop health.
Information on the conversion can be found here: …Continue
Another cool Kickstarter project. It looks like it works well on the ground, the video doesn't show very much of the flight performance. It does appear to be quite robust at least. Thanks to…Continue
I had a couple of requests for a still shot of the 12-rotor beast that Joe and Justin cooked up, so here it is.
Added by Joshua Ott on May 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
My dream has come true: a GoPro with interchangeable mounts.
I was talking to the …Continue
Joe and Justin give the Maker Faire 2013 crowd a demo of their new heavy-lift 12-rotor creation -- including an example of flying with only six motors operational. The downwash from this monster could be used for clearing leaves off the lawn or removing snow from the driveway, in addition to keeping a large camera aloft.
Testing out how the new Y6 responds to an in-flight motor failure. Not bad!
After Brandon (3DR's Applications Engineer) rescued "Fozzie" from an undisclosed lab at UC Berkeley, the getaway car proved to be barely sufficient. We kept the angle of attack well into zero-lift angles, and the little Mazda stayed…Continue
Our new factory in Tijuana is coming together!
The ESD-safe flooring will be coated with a special wax. This works in conjunction with special booties on all the workers feet to keep electrical components happy and…Continue
Looking for failure is a bittersweet endeavor -- it goes against human nature to look for something that we don't want to find. Our in-house process improvements are bringing us closer and closer to the goal of zero failures. Some days everything we make is perfect, but when it's not, our job is to find the fault before it gets to the customer. These new…Continue
Our neighbor, Swerve Co, keeps some of their workers in cages.