A man has been accused of using a drone to try to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the U.S. The American citizen allegedly used a powerful Matrice 600 hexacopter fully loaded with methamphetamine earlier this month.
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Acendtech Robotics is a 4H robotics club located in Freehold, NJ, and their centerpiece project is the Archelon, an underwater drone they built out of PVC pipes. It’s also a Hackaday Prize entry designed to monitor marine traffic, the seabed, piers, jetties, and other underwater constructions.
The Archelon uses eight thrusters constructed out of bilge pumps that have been hacked to add a propeller, leaving the motor sealed safely inside.
The ROV’s motors are controlled by an Arduino Mega along with two motor driver boards, each board driving two pairs of DC motors. There’s also a robot claw rotated by another modified bilge pump, opened and closed by a waterproof servo

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Amazon’s latest patent for its proposed drone delivery service examines the idea of delivering packages down a chute. This would allow the drone to stay safely in the air while helping to cut down on noise levels.
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A new Amazon patent describes an accordion-like tube that would extend from the drone to a drop-off point such as a porch and let the package slide through to a safe landing.

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A drone company is claiming to be selling a drone modified to walk your dog. Take this one with a grain of salt. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reports.


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