A restriction on drone flights is already in place around Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, but cops have already confiscated six quadcopters from those ignoring the temporary ban. The post Drone pilots are already getting caught ignoring Super Bowl flight ban appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Catch up on your Hackaday with this week’s podcast. Mike and Elliot riff on the Bluepill (ST32F103 boards), blackest of black paints, hand-crafted sorting machines, a 3D printer bed leveling system that abuses some 2512 resistors, how cyborgs are going mainstream, and the need for more evidence around airport drone sightings. Stream or download Episode 4 here, and subscribe to Hackaday on your favorite podcasting platform! You’ll find show notes after the break. Direct download (43.1 MB) Places to follow Hackaday podcasts: Google Play iTunes Soundcloud Spotify Stitcher RSS…

Researchers in Australia have used drones to try to learn more about what kinds of sea creatures come close the shore, and their findings may go some way to easing the fears of swimmers worried about shark attacks. The post Shark attack: Drone-based research may help to ease swimmers’ fears appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Drone racing is nifty as heck, and a need all races share is a way to track lap times. One way to do it is to use transponders attached to each racer, and use a receiver unit of some kind to clock them as they pass by. People have rolled their own transponder designs with some success, but the next step is ditching add-on transponders entirely, and that’s exactly what the Delta 5 Race Timer project does. A sample Delta 5 Race Timer build (Source: ET Heli) The open-sourced design…