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Community project: Autonomous Mower with Navio2 running ROS

21 minutes agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

It's always such a pleasure to find new projects with Navio2 and Reach RTK GNSS  in project category on our community…

FAA Releases Holiday Safety Video for Flying Drones

4 hours agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

Got a drone as a present, and never flown before?  Check out this video from the FAA on drone safety, posted to remind folks how to stay safe during the holiday season (and all year round!). This is especially useful for anyone new to...Show More Summary

Dutch Drone Awards 2016 winners announced

22 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

A beautiful drone video of Sri Lanka has been announced as the winner of the Dutch Drone Awards 2016. The video got the most votes from the Dutch audience in the category Aerial Photography. In the new category Racing, a colorful high-speed video shot above the typical Dutch tulip fields was crowned best video of

Audi uses 1/8th scale autonomous rover to test full-size self-driving sofware

From The Verge: Audi, like pretty much every other automaker under the sun, continues to introduce more and more automated driving features for its cars. The next step, says the company, will be machine…

Yuneec Releases Breeze First-Person View Controller for Immersive Flying Experience

ONTARIO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of its all-new Breeze First-Person View Controller, creating a new means to pilot the ultimate flying camera. The Breeze FPV Controller  is now available at a suggested retail price of  $69.99. The Breeze FPV Controller provides pilots

1Bitsy & Black Magic Probe - open-source JTAG/SWD debugger with built in GDB server and STM32 eval board

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Some of you might be familiar with the Black Magic Probe, but some might not. As you know most UAV autopilots these days use one of the many STM32 microcontrollers. They are based on the ARM Cortex-M core family. Most of the boards also have either a JTAG or at least…

3D printed planes finally get practical

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

If Gary is convinced, so am I: A while ago I thought that small 3D printed drones…

Hover Bike/Bicopter - New multirotor configuration

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hello everyone.  I have been working on a "hoverbike" configuration, and got a small but decent prototype up and running recently.  Thought I would share. It is 3d printed, about 6 inches long.  It is modified from the initial print, which didn't give the dual tail rotors enough leverage to…

3D, drones, and multispectral images: an exploratory project

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

It doesn’t matter what narrative you hear on climate change, we can agree that keeping the earth’s forests healthy is essential to the future. Large air purifiers, like the giant sequoia trees in California, are key for the environment and studied to measure how much CO2 they capture. As part of a joint project, Pix4D and

Parrot/Pix4D announce 2017 Climate Innovation Grant

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJw9KC7ut0A It is amazing to see how fast our industry is advancing. Reliable, repeatable data collection is no longer the challenge it once was. Through the efforts of many of you on this…

Brinc and Incubio Launch Reimagine Drone, Barcelona’s First Dedicated Drone Services Incubator

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

New startup incubator Reimagine Drone located in Barcelona looks to grow the international drone industry.    Barcelona, Spain – December 6, 2016 – Last month emerging technology hardware accelerator Brinc announced the launch of Reimagine Drone, the first drone services incubator program based in Barcelona. Show More Summary

Autonomous 60KM flight of the DeltaQuad VTOL

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

We are currently on the 5th prototype of the DeltaQuad VTOL and today we have put it through its paces with a 60KM autonomous flight. Over at DronesLab we have been working on this machine for more than a year and are in the final stages before releasing it to market. Above is a sneak preview. The 60KM flight was planned after settling on…

MIT simulation system allows you design any configuration of drone (and know it will work)

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From MIT: A new system from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is the first to allow users to design, simulate, and build their own custom drone. Users…

US Forest Service Tests UAS Technology

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

This past September, the Alpine Ranger District of the US Forest Service hosted the first Agency contracted Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flight to evaluate forest health conditions. The primary purpose of the flight was to evaluate the effectiveness of using drones for Hi-Res agriculture analytics. Show More Summary

Watch a film shot entirely on a DJI drone

Think you can shoot a film entirely with a drone? That means not just an entire film of epic aerial shots. It means close-ups of the actors and indoor scenes too. DJI proved they could do it, using nothing but the recently launched, $2,999 Inspire 2 drone. Show More Summary

Nimbus racing drone – full body carbon fiber monocoque on INDIEGOGO

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi all! We are glad to announce the start of crowdfunding campaign for Nimbus – racing drone with full carbon fiber monocoque body. Please support us at: …

Skywalker X5-PRO Professional Mapping Survey FPV Plane

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hello! I am sales from Skywalker Technology Co., Ltd.  Recently, we launch new professional mapping survey aircraft, Skywalker X5-PRO. Now, let me take eye feast about this aircraft.…

Sony FDR X3000 4K Action Cam

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi All, Sony has actually given us something to think about. http://www.sony.com/electronics/actioncam/fdr-x3000-body-kit The Sony FDR X3000 Action Cam has 4K resolution, but for our use, the BOSS…

Syma X5C hacked with Quanum Pico FC

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

This video shows me flying a Syma X5C quadcopter, with the factory closed-source flight controller replaced by a Quanum Pico 32-bit brushed FC.  I followed the directions in the "Visible Drone" chapter of this excellent new …

Switchblade nano drone from EPFL

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

" Morphology plays an important role in behavioural and locomotion strategies of living and artificial systems. There is biological evidence that adaptive morphological changes can not only extend dynamic performances by reducing trade-offs during locomotion, but also provide new functionalities. …

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