Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – October 2013 Archive (6)

Drone flies in to watch NZ farm's flock

An award-winning New Zealand Southland farming family are looking to the sky for inspiration to reduce costs on their hill country sheep, beef and cropping farm.

They purchased a $4000 drone package from the USA and hope to realize a $40,000 yearly savings in time and fuel costs using the drone to monitor their sheep flocks.

Full story here: …

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 29, 2013 at 12:58pm — 3 Comments

Force Servo camera stabilization

Aleksey Zaytsevsky is at it again, another breakthrough in the field of camera stabilization technologies.

Over the past year, video operators have been actively switching to…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 29, 2013 at 6:17am — 5 Comments

Coin-sized Retrievor solar-powered GPS tracking device

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October 23, 2013

If you've ever wondered where you left the laptop or how your dog came home smelling like a frog pond, then a GPS tracking device might seem like a good idea. The trick is to find one small enough to be practical…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 23, 2013 at 7:19am — 23 Comments

Identify UAV Lost In Malibu, California

This UAV apparently got away from its operators and wound up in the trash being collected at a local park in Malibu, California. Can any of the members on DIY Drones identify this UAV and who it belongs to? Full story here: Lost…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 15, 2013 at 8:37am — 10 Comments

DIY Drones at 44,000 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 44,000!!!!

There were 1.7 million page views in the last month! (we get around 57,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 31 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 45 minutes.

Thanks as…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Meet NASA's Futuristic Drone Research Lab

By Evan Ackerman

Last week, NASA and AUVSI invited a carefully selected, elite group of media (which obviously included IEEE Spectrum) to take a tour of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems programs at NASA Dryden. The Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) is located approximately in the middle of nowhere, inside…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 2, 2013 at 2:02pm — 4 Comments

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