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.
3DR's Friday Flyday -- ballcaps and intent looks all around.
Kevin Hester, Developer; Chris Anderson, El Jefe; Andy Jensen, CFO
3DR's Presidente meets with President Obama.
A 3D Robotics quad following Chris around the field. He is using a Nexus 7 running Andropilot for the FollowMe functionality.
Our head of manufacturing in Tijuana, Guillermo Romero, and his team: Elena Naranjo, Manuel Arriaga, Orlando Avendaño Gastelum, and Shiela Diaz have recently completed the introductory session of ISO9001:2008 certification. Quality management…Continue
Every weekday in May, we’re going to be sharing a glimpse of what we’re working on behind the scenes at 3D Robotics. You’ll see many of our projects, see the facilities, meet the people and maybe get some hints at products coming out soon. There are more than 70 of us now — in three facilities — and we’re super busy, so there’s a lot to show!
Like most things hexapod, it's equal parts cool and scary.
From the Verge article posted a few days back... I think the video in the article deserves it's own post, a nice array of points and opinions in…Continue
...During a question-and-answer session with "3D Robotics" editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, Musk said that affordable commercial space travel will never be possible with the current model, which relies on single-use booster rockets.…Continue
I've been doing some research on the history of technologies that, in spite of their benefits, have been misunderstood or vilified.
A search for "shunned technology" turned up this interesting story -- about the zipper's struggle to find a place in the market during the early twentieth century:…Continue
My dream of an airbot-hammock might just come true after all...
Here is the request for input on developing a new line of motors "tailored for UAV applications"…Continue
*APM 2.5 is a standout on price versus performance.
*Mission planner gets special praise on it's own
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I prefer to use bullet connectors between motor and ESC. Lot's of folks use solder on these joints for a very good reason. One loose connection on a multirotor motor circuit can spell disaster. In addition to the possibility of a loose connection, it is often the case that the heat shrink insulation can leave a small gap between the two parts of the bullet. I want all…Continue