PREVIEW: Drone Racing Virtual Series Concludes Sunday

While live sporting events across the globe have been hampered by the COVID pandemic, drone racing keeps flying fast. On Sunday, the Drone Racing League will present the winner-take-all championship of the 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup… Read More @ DroneRacing Life

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Hackaday Podcast 074: Stuttering Swashplate, Bending Mirrors, Chasing Curves, and Farewell to Segway

Hackaday editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys recap a week of hacks. A telescope mirror that can change shape and a helicopter without a swashplate lead the charge for fascinating engineering. These are closely followed by a vibratory wind generator that has no blades to spin. The Open Source Hardware Association announced a new spec this week to remove “Master” and “Slave” terminology from SPI pin names. The Segway is no more. And a bit of bravery and rock solid soldering skills can resurrect that Macbook that has one dead GPU.
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Sky Anchor Puts Radios Up High, No Tower Needed

When it comes to radio communications on the VHF bands and above, there’s no substitute for elevation. The higher you get your antenna, the farther your signal will get out. That’s why mountaintops are crowded with everything from public service radios to amateur repeaters, and it’s the reason behind the “big stick” antennas for TV and radio stations.
But getting space on a hilltop site is often difficult, and putting up a tower is always expensive. Those are the problems that the Sky Anchor, an antenna-carrying drone, aims to address. The project by [Josh Starnes] goes beyond what a typical drone

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Surveillance Drones: Axis and Azur Drones Partner To Improve Solution for Sensitive Sites

Azur Drones, a French based provider of autonomous surveillance drones, entered a new partnership with Axis Communications.  The combination of autonomous surveillance drones and network video should create s a compelling solution for securing sensitive sites

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Inventory Drones: Practical Help in Post-COVID Production

The idea of using robots for inventory isn’t new – and drones are becoming increasingly common in warehouses.  Singapore’s Dexion Infinium Scan System claims to be the world’s first practical autonomous drone stocktaking system, successfully deployed since 2017

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States Play Catch-Up to Industry in Adoption of Drone Technology

By DRONELIFE staff writer, Jim Magill Over the past decade, industry has embraced the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to do everything from detect for leaks in natural gas pipelines to inspect electric transmission towers: but it has only been within the last few years that the state agencies that regulate those same […] The post States Play Catch-Up to Industry in Adoption of Drone Technology appeared first on DRONELIFE.

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Altitude Angel Scores UTM Deal in Canada with Sugu Drones

Canada is moving forward on many proposals for new drone regulations.  Now Canada’s leading drone flight operations and training institute Sugu Drones has chosen U

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Auterion Develops Drone Controller for Government Agencies

Earlier this month, open source solution provider Auterion announced the release of Skynav Gov – a scalable, handheld ground drone controller to help government agencies streamline their UAS programs. Powered by Auterion Mission Control, Skynav Gov controls drone systems running Auterion Enterprise PX4 or communicating over MAVLink

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Marketing Your Commercial Drone Business Now that the Trade Shows are Canceled: We Ask Readers

Here at DRONELIFE, we make a living providing marketing opportunities and brand awareness for drone companies – so marketing plans are top of mind.  As the COVID-19 crisis continues, in-person trade shows and marketing opportunities fall to the wayside

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ANAFI USA Targets DJI: the Newest Parrot Drone for Law Enforcement and Enterprise

Parrot‘s newest drone targets DJI directly on their most vulnerable point: data security rumors that just can’t be quelled. The ANAFI USA offers a compelling alternative: a U

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