As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 34,000!
There were 1.95 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just…Continue
Good article at The Atlantic's Quartz site comparing DJI with 3DR. Sample quote:
The UAV industry is a fairly new one, and right now its main focus is on consumer products. That’s partially because it is growing from a consumer base: What has made them…
From Fast Company:
New documents reveal that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is pressing the federal government to legalize Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) use in the film industry. In a lobbying disclosure report filed this week, the MPAA…
We're growing fast at 3D Robotics. In addition to embedded programmer and electrical engineering positions in San Diego, we have the new position of Editorial Director, working out of the 3D Robotics North offices in Berkeley. As always, you can see our jobs listings at the company blog here. …Continue
From a New York Public Radio podcast:
Drones are smaller, cheaper, and easier to use than ever, and their cameras are more powerful than ever.
In the near future, drones may be used to find…
There’s a special type of satisfaction that comes from really understanding how something works at the end of a reverse engineering project. This grid above is the culmination of [Spencer's] effort to …
Added by Chris Anderson on January 21, 2013 at 6:25pm — No Comments
As Gary Mortimer noted, the forthcoming Parrot AR.Drone GPS add-on, which was announced at CES, supports MAVLink and can work with QGroundControl and the APM Mission Planner. I talked to Parrot at CES, and it sounds like they're…Continue
They said it was "pencil-sized" which seems like a bit of an exaggeration, but it sure is smaller than the Kinect.
Sad news from Hackaday:
As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 33,000!…Continue
From Patrick Gevas on the Google+ DIY Drones community:
I work with Epson and wanted to share a video of Epson's Moverio BT-100 transparent wearable display that allows a user to fly a drone equipped with a camera and see the first person view,…
Parrot and Autodesk123 used to terrain-model a…
The US Air Force has awarded Canberra-based firm Locata a “sole source” contract to install a ground-based version of GPS over 2,500 square miles (6,475 sq/km) of the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico as part of a program to develop a…
At Gary Mortimer's suggestion, we last week started a DIY Drones community on Google Plus, which has grown nicely and is now at more than 500 members. If you use Google Plus, you'll find this an easy to way to integrate drone news and discussion into your stream. We'll be posting highlights from DIYD, as well as others on Google Plus can share and post their own drone news and…Continue
From Worldofmaps. It's a bit random but fun. Click through for the whole thing, which is about a yard long. …Continue
LAS VEGAS — Parrot's popular AR. Drone quadcopter will be getting some major improvements this year with the rollout of GPS…
Love the arm and leg animations!
From Robot Dreams:
The Robot Japan events get better and better every time. Last weekend the 5th semi-annual competition was staged drawing a large audience, numerous participants, and an…
Added by Chris Anderson on January 6, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments
Printed on a printrbot with .35 mm nozzle with 50% infill and .15 mm layers. I had to do a little bit of post-print cleanup before the halves…
Check out today's awesome demo by Tridge. An ArduRover launches an ArduPlane! (Also note that the ArduPlane is flying beta ArduPlane software on the PX4 board. We're getting close to a dev release on that. Very exciting...)
[UPDATE] Tridge adds some details in the…Continue