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This is the second instalment in a series in which we test the precision of different drones and autopilots by flying them on a standard photogrammetry mission created in UgCS.
Last week we published a test of DJI Phantom 4 where we tested the precision of this drone on our photogrammetry route. In…
This is my second post in the series called "FlightZoomer 3 Innovation Previews". The first was this one: Maximized terrain awareness for drone pilots
The innovation highlight presented in the video…Continue
The Ardupilot Development Team held an "un-conference" (aimed at developers) in Canberra, Australia last month. The conference included several talks, along with flying in the field.
Ardupilot developers present included well-known Plane, Copter and Rover leads Andrew Tridgell, Randy…Continue
Battery quality is extremely…Continue
Added by Cristian Miuta on March 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I love the OpenMV board, a $65 open source computer vision module that combines a camera and powerful M7 processor with a nice built-in Micropython interpreter and OpenCV-like computer vision library. It's also got a fantastic IDE that makes using…Continue
This year we will be at XPONENTIAL 2017 (May 8-11, Dallas). We have a small booth for startups. We are very excited because it is the first fair we attend in the United States.…
Added by Jose Luis Cortes on March 22, 2017 at 10:17am — No Comments
Cool Atomo prototyping kits from HK.
"There are a number modules, including I/O boards, network expansion boards and even power supplies for bigger projects. For example, the project below has four I/O adapters and a power supply all connected to a Raspberry Pi. This means you can do some really interesting things with robotics and even…Continue
From The Verge:
The official Raspberry Pi magazine just announced that over 12.5 million of the…
We long ago decided that the controller of the Hybrix20 was going to be a Pixhawk. Some customers tell us that Pixhawk is not the right platform for our product but we would like to work on those few things that are missing to fit a drone of these features.
Nice to see a 3DR Iris+ there, but I'm slight afraid it got totally destroyed afterward ;-) Check out DroneClash for more mayhem. Looks fun!
In a real life video game of sorts, four teams will battle simultaneously. They can use as many drones as they like, but each…
Precis RTK system is being used for some pretty cool stuff. Mr. Stephen Noble, owner of Drone Surveying, used Precis RTK boards to provide land survey and aerial photography service in Australia. By leveraging L1/L2 GPS frequencies for accuracy and reliability, when fixed in RTK or PPK mode, their equipment provides centimeter absolute accuracy.…Continue
Added by Tersus GNSS on March 17, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Here at SPH Engineering we have a fleet of various drones we use for diverse research and development projects as well as testing new releases of UgCS.
When it comes to using drones for land surveying, mapping or 3D reconstructions, flight precision plays an important role. This is why we decided to test the precision of different drones to see how well they compare to one another. For that we prepared a short photogrammetry mission in UgCS to see how well does the…
Hi, this is my first DRONE project. I make a cheap GPS tracker for DRONE. Here are some pictures, any questions you can ask me :)
Speed: 9600 bit/s…Continue
Added by Ivan Buhatic on March 17, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
There's much to like in the new Beaglebone Blue board. Along with the usual Beaglebone processing power and Linux support, it has built-in IMU sensors, good WiFi, proper connectors and (for rovers) motor…Continue
Some highlights from the testimony before Congress yesterday by Brendan Schulman of DJI. I think he's talking about…
sUAV technology is now on a plateau, anyone could build a drone to bid a contract, and fooling customer with flight time, or lowering price by incapable hardware. Lily fails, Parrot is cutting jobs, This market is NOT healthy.
Even worse, an average user still crash their DJIs a lot: flying a dji from balcony…Continue
Montanans anticipating the day when their medicine, packages or even a pizza will be delivered via drone are in for a rude awakening if a new law that passed the Montana Senate severely restricting drone flights in Montana airspace…
In this short blog series I’m outlining the hardware and software of The Groundhog, my entry into the recent MAAXX-Europe autonomous drone competition held at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
In this post I shall overview the approach taken to the image…Continue