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Tag: Drone

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone
One of the better video game controller that Mattel tried early on was the Nintendo Power Glove. It was very innovative for its time, but naturally it didn’t always function as well as we would have…

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon
Anyone who has ever held onto the dream of climbing into a personal VTOL aircraft that can take them where they want to go has to be excited at the idea of the EHang 184 automated…
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Drone Doubles as a Piñata, Doesn’t Elude for Long

Drone Doubles as a Piñata, Doesn’t Elude for Long
Drones make almost every activity better. Even piñata smashing. To prove that point, Jon Stamm and Joey Graves of Vat19 recently took a gummy bear piñata, filled it with cereal marshmallows, attached the piñata to a…

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included
I am a big fan of the Half-Life franchise and like most fans, I am still pissed that we haven’t seen a new Half-Life game in years. I have lots of memories of playing that game…

Guy With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a Russian History Festival

Guy With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a Russian History Festival
Get yonder infernal flying contraption out of here you bloody wizard! Check out this video of a drone flying over a history festival in Russia. Everything is fine until one of the actors suddenly appears and…

Intel Brings Its 100 Dancing Drones to Palm Springs, California

Intel Brings Its 100 Dancing Drones to Palm Springs, California
Back in January, Intel set up a very cool nighttime drone program that had the flying machines festooned with colored lights and flying in unison. There were 100 drones in that show and they flew in…

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News
Consumer drones equipped for photography or videography often have automatic tracking or path-finding so you can shoot with them even when you’re alone. Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera might be the smallest and most durable of…

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO
UFO researchers are not having an easy time these days. Between photos and videos that are easily doctored, the “truth” has never been harder to find. It makes matters worse when drones can just pretend to…

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit
Why just buy a drone, when you can make your own? The FlexBot includes everything you need to make your own quadcopter, complete with an on-board camera. The kit includes the circuit board, motors, propellers, rechargeable…

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins
DARPA has awarded contracts for a new program it’s calling “Gremlins.” But before you get all excited about the government funding murderous creatures that start as adorable Mogwai that turn bad if you feed them too…

This Chainsaw-wielding Drone Is Powered By Nightmare Fuel

This Chainsaw-wielding Drone Is Powered By Nightmare Fuel
This is one of the scariest scenarios you could ever dream up. A drone is flying toward you and it’s carrying a chainsaw. You can run, but it’s probably too late and you will be cut…

Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells Will Keep Drones Droning on

Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells Will Keep Drones Droning on
Like most electronic devices, drones and multicopters are plagued by poor battery life. Intelligent Energy hopes to change that within the next few years with its hydrogen fuel cells, which can power a drone for up…

SCAMP Robot Flies, Perches & Climbs: Cosmic Spider-Bot

SCAMP Robot Flies, Perches & Climbs: Cosmic Spider-Bot
First, we saw a robot that could both fly and walk. Then we saw a robot that could fly, walk and perch. Now we have SCAMP, a robot that can do all of the above as…

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight

SkyWall 100 Lets You Steal Drones While in Flight
Remember the DroneDefender? It is basically a gun that discourages drones from entering your airspace. But maybe you want to actually steal that drone right out of the sky? Maybe sell your stolen drones and create…

Volvo ROAR Project Takes out the Trash

Volvo ROAR Project Takes out the Trash
Volvo is working on a slick autonomous vehicle project with a Swedish refuse company that is aiming to automate the task of picking up your trash and taking it to the truck for dumping. The process…

The RC Flying Car: It’s a Car, It’s a Plane!

The RC Flying Car: It’s a Car, It’s a Plane!
Is it a car? Is it a plane? It’s the RC Flying car! It’s 2016 and we should have flying cars all over the skies by now. Since we don’t we will have to settle for…
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