Hello fellow DIY Drones members, I'm excited to announce our Fighting Walrus Radio project on indiegogo. We are crowdfunding a hardware accessory that allows you to use your iOS device as a ground station.
- Communicates with MAVLink devices
- Compatible with 3D Robotics telemetry radios (433 and 915 MHz)
- Open-source software
- Rugged Metal Design
- Compatible with iPads and iPhones
Check out our indiegogo page here:
Chris Anderson is speaking tomorrow at Expand on "Robopocalypse: Now" from 11:15am-12:30pm
We will be doing a flying demo outside of the Expand pavilion at 12:30pm (At Fort Mason in San Francisco)
We also have a booth in the "Indie Corner" if you want to come check us out.
For DIYDrones, By DIYDrones
Since we got into the Made-For-iPod program we've been kicking around the idea of making a drone-compatible device. When Claudio Natoli posted his proof-of-concept iOS app, the project moved into high gear.
Check out Claudio's original post here:
With the jump start on the software we were able to focus on hardware and mechanical design, allowing us to go from concept to Crowdfunding prototype in two and a half months.
Open Source Software
In the spirit of the DIYDrones community, we are making the iOS software open-source. You can find the source code for the app here http://github.com/cnatoli/iGCS
Feel free to send us a pull request!
Other upcoming events we will be attending:
March 23-24th -- Innov8tive Designs First Annual Multirotor Challenge