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From Ars Technica. I played with ion drives a long time ago, but never got anything this large to lift. Great work!
The Johnson Indoor Track at MIT probably won't go down in history in the same way as…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on October 25, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Ten years ago, when I started this site, we were solving some hard technical problems in aerial robotics (such as getting drones to actually fly without crashing!). Now those problems are largely solved (and many of us went on to found companies that today use drone data, rather than making drones themselves), my inner geek took me to the next set… Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 89,000 members!
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on October 17, 2018 at 10:42pm — No Comments
Most civilized nations ban the use of landmines because they kill indiscriminately, and for years after they are planted. However, they are still used in many…Continue
Long ago, it was hard to do computer vision -- like PhD hard. Then, about ten years ago, it started to get easier with the OpenCV libraries, which did most of the hard work for you. But even that needed you to program and build a toolchain and it really only ran well on beefy PCs. But about two years ago, a series of small, cheap computer vision modules…Continue
From Hackaday (this was actually posted by a community member first, but accidentally got deleted.…Continue
From the University of Washington:
Drones use GPS to find their way without a pilot. But GPS signals can be easily blocked by tall skyscrapers or…Continue
Via Hackster.io. From the YouTube description:
The goal of this project was to drop a glider from the edge of space using a…Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 88,000 members!
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators…Continue
This one is a bit of a dangerous hack, since LoRa is not as reliable as regular RC, but if you've got an autopilot handling regular drone control, using LoRa to send commands might make sense.
From Davide Scarmuzza at ETH: "We are releasing our full quadrotor control framework as open-source. This framework has been used for the past 6 years in my lab. It has served as the basis in over 500 public live demonstrations over 50…Continue
From Mark Jacobsen: "Rosetta Drone is an Android app that wraps the DJI SDK in Mavlink. It allows you to fly a DJI drone with a Mavlink-based ground control station like QGroundControl.
Rosetta Drone was brought to you by…Continue
Next Monday we're hosting a Dronecode meetup after a full day of code sprinting on the forthcoming Dronecode SDK iOS API.
Come meet members of the Dronecode dev team, including developers from 3DR, Yuneec, PX4, Intel, Airmap, ARM and others for an evening of drink, food, demos, music and…Continue
Very interesting results from the Microsoft indoor localization competition. Basically my two favorite…
I've been doing hands-on reviews of new LIDAR units over at our sister site, DIY Robocars. If you're interested in LIDAR, check them out there:
Really interesting technique from Reuben Wu of the band Ladytron, who uses a 3DR Solo carrying bright lights to illuminate landscapes in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
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