[AwesomeAwesomeness] wanted a low cost quadcopter, so he built one from scratch. Okay, not quite from scratch. [AA’s] cookie mix came in the form of an Arduino Uno and some motors. He started with motors and propellers from a Hubsan X4 quadcopter. Once the power system was specified, [AA] designed a frame, arms, and motor pods in Solidworks

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French drone maker Parrot has announced that it will add a new drone to its lineup this year. Dubbed Bebop, the new model has a 14 megapixel HD video camera, 8GB of flash memory, built-in GPS, Oculus Rift support, and more.

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You no longer have to build your own quadcopter camera to get a real-time drones-eye view of the world — the Bebop streams HD vids right out of the box, and can even beam video directly to Oculus RiftThe post Parrot’s Bebop Drone boasts 1080p video, range over a mile, Oculus compatability appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not

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Bebop, Parrot’s latest drone, can be controlled using an Oculus Rift headset.Telepathically invading the consciousness of a flying crow, the way Bran Stark does to snoop on his enemies, may exist only in the realm of fantasy. But consumer drone maker Parrot has invented the next best thing: Over the weekend the company unveiled the Bebop, which can be tethered to an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.Read Full Story

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