Today, we’re excited to announce the winners of the Wheels, Wings, and Walkers portion of The Hackaday Prize. We were looking for the next generation of robots, drones, machines that make machines move, and hackers who now know far too much about inverse kinematics. The results were spectacular. Hackaday is currently hosting the greatest hardware competition on Earth. We’re giving away thousands of dollars to hardware creators to build the next great thing View original article at Hack A Day

A handful of DJI Spark users have reported unexplained fly-aways and crashes in online forums, prompting the company to investigate. DJI says they are investigating and that the problem was only reported by a small number of users. The post DJI investigates Spark drone after users report fly-aways and unexplained crashes appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. While the most commonly used drones are smaller than your average aircraft, they’re not exactly safe for work. After all, they’re meant to soar through the skies, not careen around your coworkers’ cubicles. But if you really want to combat office boredom with some sick piloting skills, the tiny SKEYE Pico Drone is a great choice that probably won’t get you escorted out of the building.  This stealth quadcopter can take…

An alliance of drone manufacturers has called for the Department for Transport to release its methodology. View original article at BBC World News

So Hackaday loves fidget spinners and we don’t care who knows it. Apparently so does [Jeremy S Cook], who decided to mash up a spinner and a cheap quadcopter. To what end? Is that even a question? Spinners are the bearing-studded equivalent to the Rubik’s Cube craze of the ’80s and all we can do is embrace it. [Jeremy] designed a quadcopter shape with a hole in the center matching a VCB 22 mm ceramic bearing he had on hand. He CNCed out the design from a sheet…