Chris Anderson's Blog – September 2010 Archive (33)

Amateur UAVs in the New York Post

Classic…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 12, 2010 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

New Arduinos coming?


Teaser now up on the Arduino home page. Whatever could they be planning? ;-)

Added by Chris Anderson on September 10, 2010 at 10:54pm — 10 Comments

APM Mission Planner now includes visual configuration utility

Michael Oborne's awesome point-and-click APM mission planner now includes an APM cofiguration GUI. Nice!



The code is evolving quickly, so get it from the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 10, 2010 at 10:00pm — 23 Comments

Just got my AttoPilot 2.0

AttoPilot International has a sweet deal for current AttoPilot 1.8 owners: just $300 to upgrade to 2.0. Why do it? Well, just look at this picture. That's some pretty amazing miniaturization! Smaller even than ArduPilot…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 9, 2010 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

DIYDrones at 11,000 members

The growth here is accelerating. We're now adding 1,000 members every 8 weeks and hit 11,000 today. On an average day, this site does between 25,000 and 30,000 page views. We're closing in on 1 million page views per month.



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Added by Chris Anderson on September 9, 2010 at 9:58pm — 6 Comments

Apple bans iPhone drones

Spotted by Jeffrey Johnson in the new Apple iOS 4.2 terms of service:

"4.2 Apps that use location-based APIs for automatic or autonomous control of vehicles, aircraft, or other devices will be rejected."

Added by Chris Anderson on September 9, 2010 at 2:38pm — 32 Comments

Large Aerial UAV Swarms



More goodness from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL in Switzerland: 10 Zagi-style UAVs autonomous flocking at the same time. From the write-up:


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Added by Chris Anderson on September 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 26 Comments

ArduPilot Mega back in stock!

Our long national nightmare is over: The ArduPilot Mega main board is back in stock. Sparkfun has 164 on hand, and more will be built as these go. The IMU…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

MAV wing differential

From BotJunkie:


"Part of the appeal of…
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Added by Chris Anderson on September 7, 2010 at 9:45pm — 6 Comments

HoverFly: New commercial quadcopter control board

The HoverFly folks got in touch to tell me about their new quadcopter control board, the HoverFly Pro, which will be hitting the market in October for $360. It's got twin Parallax Propeller chips (that's also the chip used by… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on September 6, 2010 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Arduino 19 Out Now

You can download it here.


Mostly minor changes, although APM folks who use the Serial Monitor will appreciate the increased control there.


  • SPI library.…
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Added by Chris Anderson on September 4, 2010 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

T3-Round 8 Deadline Extended to Monday

Well, I did it again: scheduled the T3 contest to end on a 3-day weekend in the US and forgot about the holiday. This is Labor Day in the US, and most people have Monday off, so I'm extending the deadline by 24 hours to 12:00 midnight PST on Monday.…



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Added by Chris Anderson on September 4, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Willow Garage's ROS now running on coax helis, quads

The cool Robot Operating System from Willow Garage is now running on coax helis and quads. You can get it on the $5,000 Skybotix CoaX…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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