Chris Anderson's Blog – March 2016 Archive (29)

Bonadrone, a 3D-printed drone based on APM, coming to Indiegogo

The IndiGoGo campaign kicks off on April 6th

From Dronelife:

BonaDrone, based in Barcelona and set up by a team of five tech entrepreneurs, offers a different way for UAV enthusiasts to engage with their passion. The aim, according to BonaDrone, is to bring the technology and knowledge behind drones closer to end users, promoting creativity…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 10, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Impressive video of a medical drone delivey concept

"Redline", from one of my former colleagues at The Economist. 

Added by Chris Anderson on March 10, 2016 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

Safe LiPo battery charging box on Kickstarter

 

Just $34. Backed!

The internal box is 9.5x6.5x4 inches. The  external dimensions are 12x9x7 inches.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 8, 2016 at 2:35pm — 14 Comments

DIY Drones at 76,000 members -- plus 20% "Spirit of 76" 3DR discount to members

For Americans, the number 76 has special significance, since the US Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and every hundred years we go crazy with a "Spirit of 76" celebration.  For the British, who were on the other side of that historic division, the date is less celebrated. As a dual US/UK citizen I'm a little conflicted about the history, but not when it comes to…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 7, 2016 at 3:30pm — 47 Comments

Sony/3DR announce new Enterprise camera for Solo

As part of today's 3DR Enterprise announcement with Autodesk, we also announced a new camera coming to Solo. This is the UMC-R10C, which is designed to be deeply integrated and fully controllable by the Solo software stack and companion computer. More details coming ahead of the launch in April. 

From…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 7, 2016 at 12:30pm — 38 Comments

Autodesk and 3DR team up to launch SiteScan, automated drone "reality capture"

The real power of the Solo platform is in the software, and we've been hinting since the start that the consumer applications for Solo were just the start. So I'm delighted to announce the official start of the 3DR Enterprise era with SiteScan, our collaboration with Autodesk to use the 3DR Solo and software stack in combination with Autodesk's cloud to create a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 7, 2016 at 9:40am — 23 Comments

Pi0Drone: a $200 smart drone with the Pi Zero and APM

From Hackster.io (via Adafruit)

This tutorial demonstrates how to build a Linux drone with the Raspberry Pi Zero using a BOM (Bill of Materials) of…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 4, 2016 at 12:36am — 17 Comments

Los Angeles condo first to be build with drone landing pad on the roof

From Curbed LA:

Ground broke last week on developer Trumark Urban's…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Student's Lidar project wins 1st place in school science competition

Juan Figueroa wrote to update us on his son's science project using Lidar with drones. Congrats Carlos!

While he had to simplify his project and used an Arduino based obstacle avoiding rover project…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2016 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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