Thirty days behind the scenes at 3DR. May 1

Every weekday in May, we’re going to be sharing a glimpse of what we’re working on behind the scenes at 3D Robotics. You’ll see many of our projects, see the facilities, meet the people and maybe get some hints at products coming out soon.  There are more than 70 of us now — in three facilities — and we’re super busy,  so there’s a lot to show!

Today, I’ll start off with a teaser. What do you think the above is and how is it used?

-Chris A.

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 1, 2013 at 12:17pm

Thanks for sharing this with the Diydrones Community!  I'm looking forward to seeing all the awesome stuff you folks are working on over at 3DR! 

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on May 1, 2013 at 12:31pm


Looks like a Belkin USB hub with 4 USB telemetry type transceivers so that you could get telemetry on 4 different id channels. Each transceiver would be a different USB port number and a distinct id number.



Comment by Joshua Ott on May 1, 2013 at 12:32pm

Thanks Josh,

Any guesses on what this thing is for?

Comment by Alex on May 1, 2013 at 12:41pm

Could be getting my hopes up, but does that mean that GCS will soon have multi uav support?

Comment by Joshua Johnson on May 1, 2013 at 12:41pm

Maybe the radio/receivers for a super awesome ground control station or you're putting it on a quad and building a flying WiFi hub :)?  Are those neon green coverings new to 3DR Telemetry Kits? Will they be added to the Kits in the 3DR Store?

Comment by Gary McCray on May 1, 2013 at 12:41pm

Hi, I agree with Tom above, USB hub with 4 telemetry transceivers.

But it could be used for RDF possibly for finding a lost Ardu something or other or as a localizing beacon.

Or it could be to just allow multiple (I'm guessing multicopters) to be tracked or flown in formation simultaneously.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on May 1, 2013 at 12:45pm

Toast rack , 2.4 and 433 diversity thing??

Comment by david sternberg on May 1, 2013 at 12:49pm

i would say full duplex 433 / 900 Telemtry

Comment by zmooth on May 1, 2013 at 12:55pm

Swarm telemetry ? :)

I think those 3dr radio cases look like Barneys

Comment by Austin H on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm

sensing position via triangulation using radios for gps denied environment 


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