We are finally having manufactured a "shield" board for the Arduino platform that interfaces a Centeye image sensor with an Arduino to form a true (if simple) "smart sensor". This particular version is about a simple as you can make it:
A couple startup companies are trying to create a new market for wind energy from "kites", which are really tethered UAVs flying circular patterns. Energy is generated by the props, which drive motors to act as turbines. The two are Makani Power, which is funded by…Continue
A very nice project to learn more for community's Ardurover project.
This is the sequel of my previous post, that I had to abandon more than 1 month ago, without actually being able to fly it... Ok, it's still not flying, but…Continue
This video shows how each user can configure the layout and even individual sliders and buttons of QGroundControl for his personal needs. This version is compatible with the current ArduPilotMega pre-release 2.0 codebase from the SVN repository (trunk). Please note that the video shows only a snapshot, not the final QGroundControl 0.8.3 release version (we're still improving it on a daily basis). User feedback is very welcome, if you want to try it yourself you can…Continue
About two months ago we added altitude hold using the Maxbotix sonar to the ArduCopter (you can find instructions re how to set it up on the wiki). At the moment on the we recommend the…Continue
For those of you who prefer a scripting language for your MAVLink needs, you may like to have a look at pymavlink, a Python implementation of the MAVLink protocol.I've just released version 0.2, which fixes some bugs,…Continue
Here a video of a test flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v8 with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus (gyroscopes) + Nunchuk (accelerometers) MEMS sensors.
There was a strong wind during the tests flights (30 Km/h NW, gusting 40 Km/h, rainy...)
The tests flights have been successful, the model was very stable in spite of the bad weather conditions.
Normal flight mode and…
We start to send the first batch of Multipilot32 to user and DevCoreTeam , i hope that this video will be usefull in power on and uploading firmare . In the next day will be available more info about the first flyable code . The first software that i upgrade to MP32 is Arducopter NG. The first revision of code will be only a porting of mono task application to new micro controller . This is only first step of our work , a starting point this micro is more fast…Continue
I recently purchased 6 batts from HobbyCity.com and selected the USA Warehouse for shipping. That was Wednesday the 23rd, it's Friday the 25th and they are on my desk. I selected the USPS shipping option 2/3 day for less than…Continue
Somehow I missed this when it came out in December, but NASA is running a competition for low-cost, energy-efficient autonomously-pilot passenger vehicles, which would take off and land from small "pocket airports" in neighborhoods. NASA is hoping for a winner of the autonomous challenge by 2015.
Gizmag has the…Continue
I know this is a military drone, which we don't cover here, but I was taken by the screen shots of the ground control center of the X-47B, which had its first flight a few weeks ago. HappyKillmore--yours looks way better!
Here's the latest on…Continue
The Paparazzi team have released a new IMU board called Asprin. It's just the accelerometers, gyros and magnetometer sensors (no processor) and is available for…Continue
Two years ago, I decided to launch a community site to enable all practitioners of model sailing to share their experiences :…Continue
We've now got more than 40 retailers and distributors selling 3D Robotics gear around the world, in addition to the main store here. You may want to shop at one near you, both to save on shipping and support local robotics companies.
If you want to become a 3D Robotics distributor, please email the store here for…Continue