Chris Anderson's Blog – August 2012 Archive (26)

Procerus shows off their new quadcopter at AUVSI

The latest from Procerus, recently acquired by Lockheed Martin. No word on pricing, but I'm guessing in the tens of thousands of dollars. 

Added by Chris Anderson on August 9, 2012 at 7:27pm — 36 Comments

Left and Right in Virginia Agree: Limit Drones!

Talk about unlikely partners. The ACLU and the Tea Party unite against drones!

Excerpt from US News story:

The ACLU-Tea Party bill, which will be introduced by Virginia delegate Todd Gilbert in early 2013, when…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Birds have the best IMUs!

We've posted these bird stabilization videos before (chickens are amazing!) but they never cease to impress. As good as we are with digital electronics, nature always does better with analog circuits.

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 8, 2012 at 7:30pm — 19 Comments

DIY Drones at 28,000 members!

As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 28,000!

There were 1.4 million page views this month, tied for our record. It took us just 27 days to get this latest 1,000…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 7, 2012 at 3:22pm — 9 Comments

Interview with the creator of RF Explorer



RF interference is a big and growing issue with drones. Since we have so many RF devices onboard -- RC, telemetry, wireless video, GPS, to say nothings of accidental RF radiators such PCBs and wiring -- avoiding interference has become something of a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 5, 2012 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Free Willy is actually a Falcon ROV

Willy the Whale is actually driven by a underwater Falcon remotely-operated-vehicle (ROV) in the fourth remake of the film, says Saab. (There have been four Free Willy movies????)

The biggest challenge, according to Marine Solutions…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2012 at 3:11pm — 4 Comments

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