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PX4-based "aggressive quadcopter" navigates gaps with pure autonomy

1 hour agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From IEEE Spectrum: Just a few weeks ago, we posted about some incredible research from Vijay Kumar’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania …

DJI Mavic vs GoPro Karma

10 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

An in-depth comparison of the new DJI Mavic and the GoPro Karma.

The rise of the Drone Nomads

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

The last few days have seen some BIG announcements in the Drone world. One by the DJI and one by GoPro. Both the Mavic and the Karma focus on one thing and one thing only, making it easier than ever to take pictures and videos with a drone. I won’t go into the debate of which

GoPro Releases its very own Drone

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

For years, many drone pilots have affixed GoPro cameras to their drones. Soon, they’ll be able to fly a drone made entirely by the popular action camera company. GoPro on Monday unveiled its Karma drone, a project that had been previously announced several months ago. Not much was known before Monday about the design, specs

Parrot Disco Teardown

16 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

After flying the Disco a bit too low at sea in a bit too gusty weather (to see if I could intercept it from a boat), it ended up on the water. This gave me the perfect excuse to take the seemingly dry and fully functional plane apart. Enjoy!…

Drone Girl Art Series: We Can Fly It

17 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

Welcome to the third installment of my Drone Girl Art Series! See Part 1: “I Fly Like A Girl” here. See Part 2: “Fly Me To The Moon” here. These were created by my friend and artist Carli Krueger (who also designed my original logo) to provide some free wallpapers, including desktop backgrounds and smartphone lock screens. Show More Summary

Mavic Pro is DJI’s first tiny, portable drone (and a whole lot more)

DJI’s new Mavic Pro solves one of the biggest challenges holding the popular Phantom from going truly mainstream: size and portability. The $999 DJI Mavic Pro was announced Tuesday and puts DJI’s Phantom technology into a compact, foldable package about the size of a water bottle. Show More Summary

Skysense Wins NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge 2016

I'm thrilled to announce that Skysense was awarded the 1st prize in the "business" section of the NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge 2016, offering an innovative Open Source remote control of drones, with multiple commercial applications. Skysense…

Should You Buy or Build Your First Drone?

So you want a drone. Perhaps you want to take to the air to catch some stunning photography? Or maybe you want to get into the drone racing scene? Or you might just want something to fly around! Whatever reason you are looking to buy your first drone for, you will doubtless have one question

The Ultimate Guide to Drone Photography

Drones are becoming increasingly popular. When referring to drones, you usually associate the name with remote control multi rotor devices, which are technically not drones. The name drone will forever be irrevocably linked with these small multi-rotor devices, so we’ll call them drones. Drones in recent years have become much more affordable, which gives you

Drone Girl Art Series: Fly Me To The Moon

Welcome to the second in my Drone Girl Art Series! See Part 1: I Fly Like A Girl here. These were created by my friend and artist Carli Krueger (who also designed my original logo) to provide some free wallpapers, including desktop backgrounds and smartphone lock screens. Show More Summary

From Hackaday: A history of drones

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Out of respect for a great job, a verbatim history on drones from Hackaday: In the early 1930s, Reginald Denny, an English actor living in Los Angeles, stumbled upon a young boy flying a rubber band-powered airplane. After attempting to help the boy by adjusting the rubber and control surfaces, the plane spun into the ground. Denny promised he…

Using GPIO pin for power OFF on Raspberry Pi

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi. You can use GPIO pin to perform a shutdown, using python code and interruptions, such as: # sudo nano /etc/rc.local # python /home/pi/PiSupply/Rpi_Offt.py…

Using Drones to Fight Flood Risks in Tanzania

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

With an estimated population of about 5 million and an annual growth of 8 per cent, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, is Africa’s fastest growing city. Over 70 per cent of the people live in informal, unplanned settlements with inadequate infrastructure. In addition, heavy rainfalls twice a year result in significant flood risks. To reduce

Drone Girl Art Series: I Fly Like A Girl

Hey there! As a thank you to all of my wonderful fans out there, I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite artists, Carli Krueger (who also designed my original logo) to provide some free wallpapers, including desktop backgrounds and smartphone lock screens. Show More Summary

Aerovinci Releases Hybrid, Self-docking Drone

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Today Aerovinci released the prototype of its hybrid self-docking drone at DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival. Aerovinci’s drone will operate from a docking station (“DroneDock”) where it will be able to recharge, and store, process, and remit data. The drone is able to fly distances up to 22km depending on sensors, for a full flight time of

Space Invaders with drones

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

The seat-on-rails alone looks super fun…

Antenna Tracking - Initial Testing

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

I know that antenna tracking is nothing new, but I had to share my excitement in getting mine built and working!  My inner-nerd celebrated at the sound of the servo motors coming to life for the first time and I have been trying to perfect the pointing ever since. My basic approach was to designate a position in the software…

InterDrone 2016: attendance up 25%

Thanks so much to all the fans that met up with me at Interdrone! The drone industry has come a long way since last year’s Interdrone. Last year it was unclear even how journalists could legally use drones. There was no Part 107 test,...Show More Summary

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