Here's another cool idea for the "personal droid" concept that we've been messing around with. Ours uses the built-in "Follow Me" function with ArduCopter and a handheld GPS+3DR radio module to send your GPS coordinate to ArduCopter, but the Parrot AR.Drone doesn't have GPS. So they use a fancy t-shirt and the on-board camera instead!
I've been a big fan of the Parrot AR.Drone since it was first released in early 2010. Although it's not a real drone as we define it (capable of autonomy) since it doesn't have GPS or a navigation function, it is a remarkable piece of engineering and I think of it as the "gateway drug" to real UAVs. I've heard that more than a 100,000 have been sold, and many of those…Continue
Ning (the platform we're hosted on) has just rolled out a new mobile interface in beta, which I've enabled. The main screen is the Activity Feed, with the various content categories available as menu items. Please give it a try on your phone and let me know what you think. (I can't change it, but I can give the Ning team…Continue
Like most people out there, we’re fascinated by these little buzzing and hovering quadrotors. We’ve really enjoyed the recent trend of miniaturizing them and using PCBs as the frame itself. As [scolton] points out in his instructible, his isn’t the…