Our MEMS gyros work the same way. Gorgeous.
iFixit, via… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 30, 2010 at 5:16pm —
I know, it's been messy.
One Xbee adapter for the ground, another for the air. Why… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 29, 2010 at 6:00pm —
[UPDATE: I've now flown this a bit. A few tips, which I learned the hard way:
1) Don't connect the green wire (gain) to your Rx. That disables all the onboard buttons and…
Chris Anderson on June 28, 2010 at 11:00pm —
promised ("take one for the team") I bought one of the Feiyu FY-3ZT autopilots from Hooks at FPVFlying.com, and it arrived… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 28, 2010 at 10:30pm —
There's a long but not very illuminating
in Aviation Week's Business and Commercial Aviation this month on how UAVs will change civil aviation.
Best bit: "…
Chris Anderson on June 27, 2010 at 10:00pm —
The new PixHawk quadcopter controller board has some serious horsepower onboard! From the
Chris Anderson on June 27, 2010 at 10:30am —
Aurora Flight Science's prototype VTOL Skate folds up real small (see below). From the
"Aurora’s Skate UAS…
Chris Anderson on June 26, 2010 at 10:37pm —
NightFlyyer has some great flight and build videos for the new
NitroPlanes 98" Reaper (which is supposed to start shipping again on 7/15 if you're backordered, as I am). … Continue
Chris Anderson on June 26, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Here's one of the first test flights of the ArduCopter quadcopter setup, from team leader Ted Carancho. Try doing that with a Parrot AR.Drone!
This is using the ArduPilotMega hardware (APM board and IMU shield) on the original AeroQuad platform. The ArduCopter platform is in final design tweaks before it goes into production. The merger of the AeroQuad and ArduPilot Mega software is going well and a public beta is probably a few weeks…
Chris Anderson on June 26, 2010 at 5:30am —
It's been up for a while, but if you haven't checked out the website,
here it is:
Chris Anderson on June 24, 2010 at 10:08pm —
Random images from the ArduCopter dev team mailing list this week. They're doing world-class work--amazing to watch! Stay tuned for product announcements...
Above: Base plate prototypes made with the CNC machine, some of them…
Chris Anderson on June 24, 2010 at 8:32pm —
says, how did we miss this show?
Chris Anderson on June 24, 2010 at 8:12pm —
Our favorite geeks at Sparkfun have just ubergeeked out on GPS modules.
Here's an overview on GPS modules and tracking, and here is a really thorough… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 24, 2010 at 7:59pm —
Great news! Jordi has now released the awesome new (and tiny!)
10Hz Mediatek GPS module
attached to an adapter that makes it 100% ArduPilot (and ArduIMU and ArduPilot…
Chris Anderson on June 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
William Thielicke has done a terrific job of documenting the design of Shrediquette, his custom Arduino-controlled Tricopter. Check out the gorgeous video above. The build log is
, PDF instruction
and the latest news in the blog…
Chris Anderson on June 22, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Hooks just sent me the new fibreglass reinforcement skins for the
Skywalker (now just $99) and they're awesome. Here's the nose/bottom shield:… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 19, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I think this is the one I gave him. Glad it's being put to good use! Taken today at the Augmented Reality Development Camp, report…
Chris Anderson on June 17, 2010 at 9:08pm —
The 3rd annual AUVSI Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition (ASVC) is over and first place went to the University of Michigan. The University of Central Florida took 2nd place and University of Rhode Island came in third. Check the… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 15, 2010 at 10:02pm —
Chris Anderson on June 15, 2010 at 1:22pm —
Haven't tried it yet, but this sounds useful:
Now, with Google Earth 5.2, we’ve added the ability to view… Continue
Chris Anderson on June 15, 2010 at 7:48am —