A still from a YouTube video of Austin Haughwout’s drone, armed with a handgun. (credit: Austin Haughwout) Austin Haughwout thought he’d be facing a legal showdown with the Federal Aviation Administration over his armed drone, but now he’s got bigger legal problems. The 19-year-old Connecticut man was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges. He also faces charges of enticing a minor and attempted sexual assault. The arrest warrant is sealed, but local police outlined the allegations against Haughwout to The Hartford Courant View original article at Ars Technica

Makerspace North is unique out of the 5 makerspaces in the Ottawa, Canada area in that it started life as an empty 10,000 square foot warehouse with adjoining office spaces and large open rooms, and has let the community fill it, resulting in it having become a major hub for makers to mix in all sorts of ways, some unexpected. Many makerspaces are run by an organization that provides tools that groups or individuals use, along with qualification courses for select tools. Makerspace North, on the other hand,…

Nowhere is safe now that drones are flying about — not even church. What seemed like innocent aerial views of a church in Tver, Russia, turned out to be a birds-eye-view of a naughty couple attempting to pull a public quickie on top of the church’s steeple before someone else came to check out the view.  At first the footage looks like some very normal tourist shots.  Image: YouTubeBut a closer look reveals a more intimate act. Image: YoutubeAt the end of the clip, a man wearing a…

A resident of Portland, Oregon who calls himself “Drone Man” has spent the last few weeks using a drone to surveil what he believes is an illegal, boat-based bicycle theft ring. Earlier this week, Drone Man says a person on one of the boats finally lost his cool and began firing a gun at his drone, in a story that highlights many of the legal issues concerning hobby drones. Oregon’s mooring laws make it legal to live on a boat floating in Portland’s Willamette River, which has given…

Performed out of Israel’s Haifa port, the test used a ‘drone boat’ called the seagull to launch a torpedo. View original article at Daily Mail Online

From the Castle of Almourol in Portugal to the Khotyn Fortress in Ukraine, Fairytale Castles reveals Europe’s most impressive architectural wonders in beautiful 4K aerial footage. The video was shot entirely on DJI Phantom drones. The post Watch a breathtaking 4K aerial video of Europe’s greatest castles appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Necessity is the mother of invention, but cheap crap from China is the mother of reverse engineering. [Michael] found a very, very cheap toy quadcopter in his local shop, and issued a challenge to himself. He would reverse engineer this quadcopter’s radio protocol. His four-post series of exploits covers finding the right frequency for the radio, figuring out the protocol, and building his own remote for this cheap toy. [Michael] was already familiar with the capabilities of these cheap toys after reading a Hackaday post, and the 75-page,…

Moms are often shamed for breastfeeding in public, but when bride Christina Torino-Bento heard her baby crying at her own wedding ceremony, she ignored the stigma and breastfed in the front pew.  “I was pretty stressed out thinking about her being so upset,” Torino-Bento told TODAY. “I was happy to take her and I was able to calm her down. I was feeling pretty proud of myself.” SEE ALSO: Drone captures beautiful wedding ceremony then crashes into a tree Torino-Bento, who follows attachment parenting principles, exclusively breastfeeds her 9-month-old daughter,…

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big or go home, as they say.Read more View original article at Gizmodo

Learning how to pilot a quadcopter is a tricky business. Add to that the stress needing good video footage and it becomes a daunting task for any new drone pilot. Here are 5 tips for getting the best out of your drone video. The post 5 tips for getting the best video footage from your drone flight appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends