Chris Anderson's Blog – May 2013 Archive (15)

Texas drone bill clears use by police, not civlians

The Texas Legislature has passed a drone bill, which only requires the Governor's signature to become law.

Description, from The…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 29, 2013 at 8:05pm — 22 Comments

Infragram, a Kickstarter project for a kit to convert regular cameras to near-IR

I'm obsessed with low-cost IR imagery for agricultural drones these days, so this appeared on my radar. I've backed the Kickstarter project, which has just passed its…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 27, 2013 at 9:09pm — 13 Comments

Interesting-sounding drones conference in NYC in October

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 23, 2013 at 10:27pm — 4 Comments

Flight of a "Cyclocopter"

Every year or so, some research group posts a video of a "cyclocopter" flying. I'm not sure why (this article suggest they might be more efficient than traditional helicopters, and that people have been pursing them for a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 22, 2013 at 7:40pm — 12 Comments

13 epic videos made with drones

Okay, most are really just taken by RC multicopters, but still a lovely compilation of Vimeo aerial videos from Buzzfeed, master of the Top N list.

Check them all out …

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Man refuses to stop drone-spying on Seattle woman

From The Atlantic (via Mashable):

Walk onto someone's lawn and you're trespassing; …

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 13, 2013 at 3:13pm — 10 Comments

How to hack a GoPro Hero 3 for FPV

From Hackaday:

The GoPro line of HD cameras seem like they…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 13, 2013 at 2:55pm — 11 Comments

Sticky drone perches on ceilings

From Gizmag:

Micro UAVs that have the ability to slip into tight spaces, including inside buildings, have wide ranging military and search and rescue…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Advanced ornithopter uses independent wing control for acrobatics (and gets attacked by a hawk)

From GizMag (hawk attack is at 1:50 in the above video):

Researchers from the University of Maryland have built a new micro air vehicle dubbed Robo…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 6, 2013 at 6:51am — 5 Comments

Slate: What the history of helicopters tells us about the future of drones

A thoughtful piece from Slate, pointing out that much of the fevered imagination about domestic drones (I'm as guilty of that as…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 5, 2013 at 8:02am — 4 Comments

Robots Podcast interviews Harvard insect-drone team

The great Robots Podcast is especially worth listening to this week. From the description:

Robots: Controlled Flight of Insect-sized Robots -…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 4, 2013 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Cal State Design, Geography and Archeology departments collaborate with APM 2.5 drone

From the team's page:

The Industrial Design senior class is working on a project…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 3, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

DroneShield: Indiegogo project to detect drone audio signatures

From the IndieGogo project, which has already passed its $3,500 goal:

DroneShield: A low-cost, easy-to-use device that alerts you to nearby drones.

DroneShield is a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 3, 2013 at 7:36pm — 9 Comments

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