Chris Anderson's Blog – March 2015 Archive (29)

Ukraine's drone air force include Pixhawk-powered craft

Excerpt: 

The Aerorozvidka project is one example of what you might call a war startup. Natan Chazin, a Ukrainian battalion commander, founded it in May of 2014 with three other men. His small team has grown to more than 20 people who comprise a special tactical unit supplied with armored and bulletproof vans and 16 drones running on the two…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — 16 Comments

Boston's International Drone Day is this week

Sean Tierney writes to let us know that International Drone Day Boston is a little less than a week away...are you going? Check it out …

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 8, 2015 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

Wolfram Data Drop for drones

Stephen Wolfram (Mathematica) wrote to let us know that Wolfram Research is releasing a new service, called Wolfram Data Drop. He thinks it could be a great tool for drone data, and indeed a cool demo is coming soon. In the meantime, you can see his son demonstrating an earlier use of Mathematica for drone data at Maker Faire above (more details on that …

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 8, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Counterrotating drives -- amazing anti-gravity effect

I don't know much about the RC world, so perhaps this is old news. But it's kind of amazing to watch planes defy gravity. 

From BoingBoing:

Barry writes, "There's a thing called pattern flying,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 7, 2015 at 7:37pm — 6 Comments

This is what happens when you show 14-year-old boys how to skywrite with a drone

I showed a tour group of 14-year-old boys how to skywrite with the Tower app today. After they flew a mission, I checked the logs on Droneshare. Sure enough:…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2015 at 11:07pm — 12 Comments

New drone magazine from Discover

Looks pretty generic but the fact that they're launching a mag is probably a sign of the times...From Discover:

Whether you’re curious about the ethics of unmanned aerial vehicles in law enforcement or itching to break into the quadcopter hobby, Drone 360 is packed with ideas and information to help you get started!

You'll…
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Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2015 at 8:36pm — 6 Comments

How Canada handles "beyond visual line of sight" drone operation

From Diana Marina Cooper on Robohub:

The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) proposes to…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2015 at 7:59pm — 3 Comments

Newspaper: "We must ban drones outright before it's too late"

I don't normally pass along anti-drone op-eds, but this one from the Chicago Tribune is the most extreme I've…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2015 at 8:54am — 35 Comments

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