Chris Anderson's Blog – June 2012 Archive (24)

"Follow me" with Parrot AR.Drone and color tracking

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!

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 3, 2012 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Review: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 flying outside

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…

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

New mobile interface for DIY Drones!

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…

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — 25 Comments

Another DIY PCB quadcopter

From Hackaday:

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…

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Added by Chris Anderson on June 1, 2012 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

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