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.
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.