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Simulating Aerial Photography: A How-to Guide

On VertWorx, I recently highlighted the Public Lab Squid Kite, that can help you capture some aerial shots on a shoe-string budget. Chung Dha has another solution; he uses his Samsung Galaxy S8, a smooth phone gimbal and 5 meter boom pole. This combination is definitely more expensive then the Public Lab solution, however the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:24-07:00July 21st, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, DIY, Drone Videos, Drones|Comments Off on Simulating Aerial Photography: A How-to Guide

The Tiny µduino is a Arduino Compatible Board Perfect for DIY Drones

This next blog entry is for the "makers" in our audience; You know who you are. A Chelmsford-based startup is crowd funding their new uber tiny Arduino compatible device named "µduino." How small is it exactly? Smaller than a microSD card at 12mm x 12mm! Thanks to it's size, the µduino is a great building block for [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:25-07:00July 13th, 2017|DIY, Drones|Comments Off on The Tiny µduino is a Arduino Compatible Board Perfect for DIY Drones

GrabCAD Community Platform 3D Printed Drone Competition

Drones are pretty cool technology. The same can be said for 3D printing as well. That's why you get something particularly awesome when you blend the two, and thats exactly what the GrabCAD team did with their "Generate-GrabCAD Quadcopter Challenge." We’ve seen GrabCAD team up with Stratasys for 3D printing challenges, but this time, the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:30-07:00June 15th, 2017|DIY, Drone Construction, Drones|Comments Off on GrabCAD Community Platform 3D Printed Drone Competition

Drone Video: Roger Parks – “Quadcopter FPV at La Jolla Beach”

Quadcopter FPV at La Jolla Beach http://rogerparks.com/instructional/zmr-250-mini-quadcopter-build/ Quadcopter FPV at La Jolla Beach A thank you for sharing this video goes to Roger Parks. He was also kind enough to share his FPV drone build details. The beach, La Jolla Beach, that Mr. Parks filmed at is in San Diego county. Which just happens to be the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:45-07:00March 21st, 2016|DIY, Drone Sports, Drone Videos, Drones, FPV|Comments Off on Drone Video: Roger Parks – “Quadcopter FPV at La Jolla Beach”

Drone Instructable: aeracoop – “Flone 1.0”

flone Airframe The "flone" is a DIY drone that uses your mobile phone for the "brains." Phones are powerful, lightweight and contain the necessary sensors a drone normally has, such as GPS. Just like a most drones, you expect your phone to have a powerful camera, too. Using a phone in the design has [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:08-07:00October 11th, 2015|DIY, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Instructable: aeracoop – “Flone 1.0”

Extra Large Quadcopter Capable Of Autonomous Human Transport

Thorstin Crijns Have you ever thought about super-sizing a DIY quadcopter design to push the weight carrying envelope? In your theoretical design, was it capable of carrying a full-sized, adult male? Thorstin Crijns, a Dutch firmware engineer, didn't just think about it, he built it and then subsequently took his first flight. Currently capable of [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:11-07:00October 6th, 2015|DIY, Drone Design, Drone Videos, Drones|Comments Off on Extra Large Quadcopter Capable Of Autonomous Human Transport

Possible Risks Of 3D Printing Your Next Drone

I posted a number of posting articles about 3D printing drones, the following story was interesting to me because it presented the counter point. What are the downsides of 3D printing? The major concern "the inability to print well-balanced propellers." 3D printing has shown great potential in the recent past and its combination with UAV design [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:13-07:00October 4th, 2015|DIY, Drone Design, Drones|Comments Off on Possible Risks Of 3D Printing Your Next Drone

Drone Instructable: reglisse44 – “The Drone Pi” (Raspberry Pi 2 B)

The Drone Pi Here is an interesting 8-step Instructable from reglisse44. A little warning though, it's a French project, so the english is a little rough around the edges. This project combines a number of projects, including MultiWii and runs on the Raspberry Pi 2 B hardware. (If you'd like your very own Raspiberry Pi, [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:13-07:00October 3rd, 2015|DIY, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Instructable: reglisse44 – “The Drone Pi” (Raspberry Pi 2 B)

A Wooden Quadcopter Project From DZIKU at Quad Me Up

In an attempt to build quadcopters out of every material known to man, here is wooden framed multirotor drone from DZIKU of Quad Me Up. He has a number of interesting drone related projects on his blog, so if you haven't yet, check it out. After building my last quadcopter drone, I was lest with a lot [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:14-07:00October 2nd, 2015|DIY, Drone Design, Drones|Comments Off on A Wooden Quadcopter Project From DZIKU at Quad Me Up

Drone Instructable: Jeff Mazter – “PaperQuad DIY Quadcopter”

  PaperQuad: Materials Needed Have you ever wanted to build your own DIY but felt like you lacked the specialized hardware? Maybe you realized "hey I don't own a laser cutter" and "weird, I don't own a 3d printer either." If that sounds like you, then this next DIY drone from instructables should be [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:18-07:00September 29th, 2015|DIY, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Instructable: Jeff Mazter – “PaperQuad DIY Quadcopter”