When Richard Van As, a master carpenter in Johannesburg, South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn’t just for fun. He’d lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For a tradesman like Rich, having a disabled hand is a big professional detriment,…
Added by Roberto Navoni on May 18, 2013 at 11:33pm — No Comments
Earlier my plan was to mount my Galaxy Nexus 7» tablet on my radio, but I decided that the Nexus7 is too large and heavy for this.
Therefore, I decided to use my Samsun Galaxy S III phone in this project. I have used the same type of back cover so it is simple to add/remove the phone on the…Continue
after 4 months of hard work the first Virtualrobotix RTF frame is ready , we received first two sample yesterday . We are very happy to this result .
We start some month ago presenting some design concept.…Continue
Added by Roberto Navoni on May 10, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
After a long time with wind, rain and snow, the weather turned in my favor, so I was able to test my frame using my great VRBRAIN + LEA-6 GPS.
The quad feels very responsive and stable (using the latest firmware). Tested standard mode, simple mode, alt hold, loiter and auto land – all without any problems.
Did not have…Continue
After 4 months of work we finish to port AP_HAL library to VR Brain.
so now we are ready for test Arduplane on VRBrain and see our VR Plane fligh in the sky :)
In this video you can see only first test that we doing last week.
Our configuration are :
Added by Roberto Navoni on May 1, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
This is main board normally put on Gimbal frame near the Quad .
This is the two…Continue
Today Marco doing a great test with his Hexa and VRBrain he used firmware Arducopter32 2.9.2b developed by official DIYDRONES Team and ported on VRBrain and supported by VRI Lab Team.
The Dev Team doing a great work :) The main advantages of VRBRain is that is 30x faster of standard APM 2.5. The main difference is processor: VR…Continue
We are working on our new store and website . We are working hard on new and exting technology for advanced next generation drone.
On our website you can found a lot of information and detail about our product : BOD a new concept of customizable drone…Continue
After an hard work VR Lab team finish the porting of AP_HAL library to VRBRAIN.
Now we start doing first test on Arducopter rev 3.0 and Arduplane 2.71 .
Emile yet start to do first test on Arducopter rev 3.0 the great news is that in the next week we start to doing the first test of…Continue
It’s remarkable how the MIT Hobby Shop presages aspects of the hackerspace movement…
In the 1937-38 academic year, Vannevar Bush, then Vice…
Added by Roberto Navoni on April 18, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted here given it's raising a lot of discussion elsewhere in regards to flying safely and it's safety month here.
Discussions on other forums have gone from 'what an idiot' to 'what a great job of being prepared and doing the right thing'. Personally, I thought it was a very good example of doing the right thing. The…Continue
Added by Roberto Navoni on April 16, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments
The evolution of the code, the improvements made by the development team and the passion that we are putting in all this public project is bearing fruits that much hoped for.
ArduCopter is reaching commercial products, offers even more potential at…
Added by Roberto Navoni on April 12, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments
I can't help but notice that allot of time in the discussions on DIY Drones is spent arguing. Clearly this saps the energy of this community. It is best never to get involved. That being said I think everyone who is active in any open source community (not just owners) should watch this video.
Added by Roberto Navoni on April 6, 2013 at 1:42am — No Comments
Get a head start on the NASA Centennial Challenge's ADS-B requirements by plugging a $20 USB dongle into your drone and tracking nearby aircraft:
Added by Roberto Navoni on April 3, 2013 at 12:38am — No Comments
This is first halt hold (acc z compensation) + loiter of VRBRAIN using TauLab Firmware (Open Pilot Fork)
after some months of work Stefan send me last update about his work on Taulabs Project.
this is his Repo on Github : …Continue
In last two months we are working to new special console for control our drone , gimbal , rc models ... we develop a special application on…Continue
As a harbinger for the Paramount film “Star Trek – Into Darkness”, starting in May in Europe’s cinemas, last night a swarm of 30 mini-helicopters equipped…Continue
Added by Roberto Navoni on March 25, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
Added by Roberto Navoni on March 24, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
I´m going to start testing Roberto´s New VrDroidRC Android app.
To have a platform where I can use my Nexus 7 tablet as a combined Ground Station and radio (using AndroPilot or VrDroidRC), I have made a combined Nexus 7 dock and enclosure to mount the electronics.
Maybe later VrDroidRC have telemetry and FPV support, so I don´t have to use AndroPilot ?
Here I have mounted a G10 plate and some 30mm standoffs on the back of a Nexus 7 protective back-cover…
Added by Oyvind Amundsen on March 17, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments