For the current crop of 3100+ UK CAA Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) holders the Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) industry has quickly become competitive in nature. To distinguish themselves in this market – in essence to ‘be a blue cow in a field of black and white cows(!)’- the next step might be to consider submitting an Operational Safety Case (OSC) for a reduction of operational limits in congested areas. This might be considered to be a natural, logical progression but applicants should consider a few things before embarking on this path. In the first of a series of articles looking at Congested Area Operational Safety Cases (OSC), ClearSky Consulting focuses on some key questions to ask yourself first.
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.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.