DIY Drones Podcast (AAC) show

DIY Drones Podcast (AAC)

Summary: This is a podcast for all things about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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 Episode 28 - ArduPilot Mega with Doug Weibel and Jason Short | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:48

Doug Weibel and Jason Short run through the upcoming ArduPilot Mega software, including more advanced mission capabilities.

 Episode 27 - Richard Hanson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:50

Richard Hanson, who works on the AMA's Regulatory and Governmental Affairs operations discusses upcoming FAA integration of UAVs into the National Airspace (NAS)

 Episode 26 - Daniel Mellinger and the secrets of aggressive autonomous quadrotor maneuvers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:49

Doctoral candidate at Penn Daniel Mellinger published a video showing some of the most awesome maneuvers a quadrotor can do. We learn—in detail—how it works. Can you do it at home? We find out.

 Episode 25 - Sebastian Thrun at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:57

Sebastian Thrun takes us on a tour of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. You may know him as the guy who led Stanford's car to victory in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. We talk about autonomous cars, robotic muscles, stunt helicopters, aircraft that fly in formation to save fuel and using machine learning to build autonomous systems.

 Episode 24 - Ari Krupnik at Maker Faire in San Mateo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:11

Wandering around the annual Maker Faire convention with over 600 DIY exhibits covering pretty much everything from clothing to RC battleships we found Ari Krupnik who's managed to figure out how to fly an RC helicopter (4 channels) not much more than an iPhone and a transmitter.

 Episode 23 - Travel to MIT's Human and Automation Lab to listen to Missy Cummings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:59

This episode is the second traveling podcast where Tim travels to MIT in Cambridge, MA to talk to Missy Cummings, professor and director of the Humans and Automation Lab (as well as one of the first female navy fighter pilots!).

 Episode 22 - More guests than you can shake an IMU at! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:53

We take you live to Doug Weibel's house on the eve of the SparkFun Electronics Autonomous Vehicle competition with a round table of both returning and new guests.

 Episode 21 - Nima Kayvan explains Project Andromeda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:45

Nima Kayvan discusses airframes, advanced servos and autopilots. Check out the project and the awesome servos they are using:

 Episode 20 - Krzysztof Bosak, creator of FLEXIPILOT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:42

Krzysztof Bosak joins us in the wee hours from Poland to talk IMU-based autopilots and aerial photography.

 Episode 19 - Nathan Seidle, CEO of Sparkfun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:37

Hear how SparkFun Electronics got started, how easily you can mass produce electronics if you're willing to be scrappy and what went down on Free Day.

 Episode 18 - Reed Christiansen of Procerus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:59

Reed dives into the nitty gritty of commercial autopilots and what separates them from amateur projects.

 Episode 17 - Curtis Olson and the world of simulation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:13

Curtis explains some of the many uses of simulators including how a closed loop hardware-in-the-loop system works.

 Episode 16 - David Ankers and Angus Peart launch OpenPilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:34

David Ankers and Angus Peart launch OpenPilot: an IMU-based autopilot initially aimed at quadcopters:

 Episode 15 - Tom Pycke and the upcoming Gluonpilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:35

Check out Tom's open source autopilot at One of the questions from the audience references this photo set of testing ArduPilot 2.5 code:

 Episode 14 - Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot (makers of the AR.Drone) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:43

Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot tells us about his vision to making gaming become reality with the AR.Drone.


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