New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini

New 3DR autopilot: Pixhawk Mini

The wait is over! We are proud to introduce the next generation 3DR autopilot, Pixhawk Mini . Pixhawk Mini is an upgraded Pixhawk designed in collaboration with HobbyKing and optimized to run the Dronecode PX4 firmware stack and QGroundControl multi-platform ground station (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS). For just $199, Pixhawk Mini includes autopilot, GPS, and all the cables and connectors needed to get started building DIY quads, planes, rovers, […]

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‘Inferno’ director Ron Howard talks drones, Dante, Dan Brown

‘Inferno’ director Ron Howard talks drones, Dante, Dan Brown

CNET asks Ron Howard: Are tech entrepreneurs the Dantes of today? {Perhaps the most thrilling part of the film, though, is a chase that takes place through Florence’s Boboli Gardens, in which a drone is searching for Hanks and Jones as they attempt to shake the police and find their way into the Palazzo Vecchio. The scene took days to shoot, according to Jones and Hanks. “Occasionally I had to […]

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Towards ROS-native drones

Towards ROS-native drones

From Victor Mayoral : Announcing alpha support for the PX4 flight stack in a path towards drones that speak ROS natively. The drones field is an interesting one to analyze from a robotics perspective. While capable flying robots are reasonably new, RC-hobbyists have been around for a much longer time building flying machines developing communities around the so called flight stacks or software autopilots . Among these, there’re popular options […]

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A day at the drone races

A day at the drone races

Drone enthusiast Dan Nowlin lifts off. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Gadget geeks and adrenaline seekers are helping the sport of drone racing take off. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky. The local park was lively with dog walkers, joggers and a small fleet of something less expected — drone pilots. Drones executed turns and zipped through gates and around trees. About six drone enthusiasts had gathered at the park […]

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