UAV Imaging Services in upstate New York with a modified Sky Hero Spyder 850 holds a Kipp and Zonen pyranometer to pick up shortwave radiation reflected by the vegetation below and record it for an ongoing research project at Cornell University. Data will help scientists interpret how forests can help to control climate change. Charlotte Levy, a second-year Cornell PhD student, is organizing the research. Using a telescoping pole with (one of two) pyranometers receives data on solar radiation from overhead.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.