Maker Faire 2014: A Drone’s Eye View #drone #droneday
3D Robotics shot incredible footage of Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 all weekend long, using their IRIS autonomous aerial vehicle. Check out the video they produced from their footage. Thank you 3D Robotics!
3DR Iris – autonomous multicopter – This is the new consumer-grade 3DR Iris is an all-in-one autonomous aerial vehicle with a compact and durable design. Stylish and powerful, Iris runs on the innovative Pixhawk autopilot system–the newest in advanced autopilot electronics from the PX4 open-hardware project. With wide-angled arms and a GoPro-compatible camera mount, Iris is perfect for any aerial imaging application. Add a GoPro HERO3 to capture breathtaking aerial video. The IRIS comes with a custom radio control transmitter.
Iris features the complete set of APM:Copter autonomous capabilities, including automatic takeoff and landing, custom mission planning with GPS waypoint navigation, stabilized loitering, return to launch, circling mode, and more. Combine Pixhawk’s high availability hardware model with APM:Copter’s robust automatic recovery for superior reliability in the air.
Fully-assembled Iris UAV
Custom FlySky RC transmitter
Lithium polymer power pack, balance charger, and guard bag
Micro-USB ground station connector cable
Android tablet USB adapter
3DR Radio wireless data in 915 or 433 Mhz
Interchangeable red legs for improved visibility in the air
Tool kit and operation manual
Multiple control options provide redundancy and flexibility: RC, computer, phone, and tablet
Wireless data for real-time mission monitoring, data-logging, and control
Powerful cross-platform ground station/mission planning and analysis software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux, providing simple point-and-click programming and configuration
Mobile apps allow intuitive “draw a path” mission planning
Mounting system integrated into the arms provides easy mounting for future accessories (stay tuned!)
Camera options include a fully integrated stabilized camera gimbal with autopilot control
GoPro® compatible camera mount
Available with a 9-channel RC transmitter pre-programmed for the most popular flight modes.
Pre-programmed GPS waypoints allow for professional-grade mission capabilities, such as: mapping, scripted cinematography, scientific research, and other applications where repeatable flight plans are required
Robust arms and feet produced from Zytel Nylon® for the ultimate in wear, abrasion, and impact resistance over a wide temperature range (these can be easily and inexpensively replaced if required)
Auto takeoff and landing along with return-to-launchpoint command at the press of a button or under programmable failsafe conditions
Follow-me function for the ultimate “selfies.” In this mode, IRIS will follow (at an adjustable distance) any ground station device equipped with a GPS antenna and one of our 3DR radios
Geo Fencing provides a virtual box to keep your drone within a user-selected space
Failsafe programming options bring peace of mind in the event of lost control signal, GPS or low battery conditions
External micro-USB port
Multicolor LED status indicator
Buzzer for audible status and warning messages
Safety switch adds a second level of protection
Open source flight code, ground station software, and electronics are all freely distributed under standard open source licenses. This means that IRIS’ capabilities are always improving and expanding with a simple firmware update!
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