John Wiseman's Blog (9)

Augmented reality display of air traffic for amateur drones

I made a video showing how I used a $20 ADS-B receiver to overlay air traffic on FPV video from my drone--in a web browser.  The blog post, "Augmented reality display of air traffic for amateur drones" has more details, including instructions…

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Added by John Wiseman on May 31, 2013 at 10:53am — 17 Comments

DroneDeploy: browser-based drone control & fleet management

From TechCrunch:

DroneDeploy is a web-based drone control and management platform. (Let that last sentence serve as a friendly reminder that we live in the friggin’…

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Added by John Wiseman on May 20, 2013 at 5:03pm — 4 Comments

ADS-B decoding on an AR.Drone

"Cheap ADS-B on Amateur Drones":

Get a head start on the NASA Centennial Challenge's ADS-B requirements by plugging a $20 USB dongle into your drone and tracking nearby aircraft:

  1. Start with an AR.Drone (or other…
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Added by John Wiseman on April 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 22 Comments

Dro' Rida

 

Years ago I had run across this old post from rec.aviation.military, "Weird question":

 



From: Mary Shafer <shafer@reseng.dfrc.nasa.gov>

Newsgroups:…
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Added by John Wiseman on February 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

MeCam: A $49 voice-controlled quadrotor

 

The MeCam is a $49 quadrotor without a remote control--It can either be controlled via voice commands, or you can put it in "follow me"…

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Added by John Wiseman on January 25, 2013 at 2:25am — 15 Comments

News drone attacked by swarm of... drones

CBS12 News Crew Attacked By Bees During Palm Beach Mall Demolition Report:

It all started when CBS12 News operations manager Carl Pugliese launched a drone…

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Added by John Wiseman on January 23, 2013 at 12:21am — 8 Comments

Voice Controlled Drone

Last month Boston Dynamics released a video showing off a new feature of their Big Dog robotic mule: voice control.  I had been working on a similar project for a while, though I think it's actually cooler: voice control of a flying robot drone.

Above is a video I made last night of the…

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Added by John Wiseman on January 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Browser-based map module for mavproxy

This is a video of my browser-based map module for mavproxy.

I had trouble using the map code that's currently checked in to mavproxy, so I wrote this…

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Added by John Wiseman on June 24, 2012 at 5:50pm — 28 Comments

Experimenting with a more readable mavlink 1.0 waypoint list/mission file format

I find the tab-delimited waypoint list files used in mavlink to be hard to read, so I added Protocol Buffer text format to the formats that mavwp.py can read and write.

I still think it can be…

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Added by John Wiseman on June 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

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