0

May 19, 2014 AT 1:57 pm

Linux Takes to the Skies in Drones #drones #droneday

Adafruit 3059

Linux Takes to the Skies in Drones @ Linux.com.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have grabbed our attention lately, from debates over the legality of military drones to commercial UAV projects planned by Amazon and Google, and Linux is increasingly part of the conversation.

Earlier this week, Parrot announced an heir to its hobbyist AR.Drone 2.0 quadrocopter called the BeBop Drone. Earlier this month, the U.S. Navy announced it was switching from Solaris to Linux for the control systems used in its unmanned helicopters. Finally, ArduPilot’s popular open source APM (ArduPilotMega) autopilot platform is being ported to Linux, providing more goodies for a host of hobbyist drone projects that build upon the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, and other hardware…


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — Undercover in an iPhone Factory (video)

Wearables — Go with silicone

Electronics — Shift away from basic arithmetic

Biohacking — Bunnies Book “The Hardware Hacker” Applies to Biohackers

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.