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I've been doing hands-on reviews of new LIDAR units over at our sister site, DIY Robocars. If you're interested in LIDAR, check them out there:
---New Benwake CE-30 solid…Continue
Really interesting technique from Reuben Wu of the band Ladytron, who uses a 3DR Solo carrying bright lights to illuminate landscapes in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.
From the article:…Continue
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Here's some background on the amazing Intel drone displays at the Olympics.
Wired article here
Added by Chris Anderson on February 9, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 87,000 members!
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members, blog posts and otherwise respond to questions and keep…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on February 3, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Starting on December 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began requiring hobbyists to register their Unmanned Aerial Systems –…
Added by Chris Anderson on January 26, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
From Davide Scaramuzza:
I am happy to share the paper, dataset, code and video "Dronet: Learning to Fly by Driving", where we use Deep Neural Networks to teach drones to navigate autonomously in the streets of a city by imitating…Continue
This June 2017 swarm of 117 drones set the world record for the most fixed-wing drones in a single swarm.
2017 was our tenth year, and since one drone year is like ten regular years, we're practically a century old! A few thoughts on the past twelve months:
First, we've continued to grow here, although not as fast as the boom years from 2012 to 2015 (see above)
More importantly, the two open source software projects that spun out of this community,…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments
"Donny the Drone" is voiced by Guy Pearce in this new sci-fi short featuring a modified DJI Phantom.
Crazy good deal on the best autopilot for small drones and rovers. This deal won't last long. Free shipping for Prime members.
Includes GPS, power module, 8-channel servo rail expander for planes and designed for latest Dronecode/PX4 and…Continue
The commission just levied a $180,000 fine on a company in Florida for selling…Continue
We are happy to announce the release of PX4 v1.7.0, this version comes packed with performance and quality of life improvements. With 1840 commits with the help of 76 authors and hundreds of flight hours across all of our certified hardware, this is the biggest release of PX4 to date.
This release couldn’t have happened without the help of our supporting members,…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
From a FAA alert about a bug in the Rockwell Collins autopilot that is used in many jetliners. Interesting, it's easier for them to fix the airport database that these autopilots use than the autopilot code itself, although that will be coming…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 12, 2017 at 12:11am — No Comments
This is still in the prototype stage, but it's an inspiring vision of what farm drones could someday be
Impressive work by the University of Warwick, who are designing a Pixhawk-powered drone from search and rescue. Above, a test device for Pixhawk. Below, a mold for the carbon-fiber mold.
Added by Chris Anderson on December 2, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Good news from the JJRobot/MRo collaboration:
We got the Blimpduino control board ready! After 3 months of testing a bunch of sensors and polishing the design (thx for the help…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 2, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments