Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – July 2013 Archive (7)

Funding schemes in Congress could ground drones; FAA pressured over privacy

The lagging federal effort to fully integrate drones into U.S. airspace is in danger of falling even further behind schedule.

A funding bill now before the Senate essentially would stop the process in its tracks by prohibiting the …

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 29, 2013 at 6:58am — 13 Comments

The evolution of the Drone into a commercial enterprise

 

Drones aren’t just for the CIA anymore. While Predators and Reapers still patrol the skies of the Middle East and South Asia, automated flight technology has burst into the consumer…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 23, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Self-assembling multi-copter demonstrates networked flight control

 

As the united band of robots hovers and climbs off the ground, each robot module is using inertial sensors to detect tilt and roll.

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated an amazing capability for small robots to self-assemble and take to the air as a multi-rotor…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 22, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Electro-permanent magnets for quadcopters

July 12, 2013 By 

Imagine a quadcopter hovering above a payload – a can of beans, perhaps.…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 12, 2013 at 10:33am — 16 Comments

DIY Drones at 41,000 Members!

It's customary and a tradition that we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 41,000!!!!

There were 1.5 million page views in the last month! (we get around 50,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 23 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 33 minutes.

Thanks…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 11, 2013 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Drone industry set to soar when FAA gives nod

By Matthew Gryczan

Pity the poor drone. It suffers from the image problem as an ominous bird of prey looming overhead in spy operations or as a dealer in deadly force, the subject of congressional filibusters and news reports about terrorist raids.

But in reality, drones are being flown every day in Michigan…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 8, 2013 at 5:42am — 6 Comments

Briefcase mill

For those of you who need to make repairs on the road, this might be the answer:

July 1, 2013 By 

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 2, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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