Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – January 2014 Archive (5)

Major new update for APM:Rover code!

ArduRover Developer Test Track and Typical Mission Test Course

Good news from Andrew Tridgell and the rest of the APM:Rover (ArduRover) Development Team: they've pushed out a major new release (2.45). Major changes include: numerous updates for PX4 and Pixhawk, dual sensor support on the Pixhawk and reduced GPS latency for all three navigation…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 26, 2014 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

DIY Drones at 48,000 Members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 48,000!!!!

There were 1.8 million page views in the last month! (we get around 60,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 22 days to add these latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 32…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 23, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

LIDAR-Lite: A New Benchmark for Optical Distance Measurement Sensors

This sensor technology is ideally suited for any project requiring very compact, low power, high performance distance measurement sensors, such as drones, robots, or unmanned vehicles.…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — 23 Comments

We Do Not Need Flying Delivery Drones, Just Smarter Ground Robots

By John O'Donnell

This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.

While the idea of an Amazon Prime Air drone dropping onto my…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 8, 2014 at 9:05am — 6 Comments

Arduino-Controlled Autopiloted Sailboat

January 8, 2014 by 

[Jack], a mechanical engineer, loom builder, and…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 8, 2014 at 8:51am — 4 Comments

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