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Drones on Mars | To Boldly Go Where No Rover Has Gone Before

If NASA’s Mars rover can make groundbreaking scientific discoveries (like the fact that Mars had conditions to support life) on wheels alone, think of what we can accomplish by taking to the skies. NASA is in the planning process of its 2020 Mars rover mission, following the massive success of the Curiosity rover. When the next rover heads to Mars a few years from now, it’s likely that it will be accompanied by a drone to help expand our understanding of the planet’s landscape. NASA and Drones Drones have been exceptionally useful for investigating areas of our planet that are...

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Drone Racing and First Person View | Drones as Sports Equipment

FPV and Drones Flying your drone with first person view (FPV) goggles is the closest you can get to being a bird. FPV incorporates the use of goggles to visually experience what the camera on your drone sees from the safety of the ground, as though you could hop in and fly the UAV yourself - but without a shrink ray or a pilot’s license. Most camera drones utilize onboard sensors to continuously stabilize flight and keep the UAV well-balanced to prevent the drone from flipping or rolling too aggressively. Today’s drones are fast, agile, and exceptionally powerful. Flying with...

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CAN Bus and Drones

CAN (short for Controller Area Network) is a central networking protocol, commonly used in vehicles, to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with one another in applications without the help of a host computer.

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IP Ratings and Drones

What is an IP Rating? An IP rating, or ingress protection rating, is a laboratory-certified industrial rating to a piece of electronic equipment or an enclosure for electrical equipment, used to explain the degree of protection provided against intrusion of debris and water, as well as accidental contact (including body parts like fingers or hands) to critical components.  This internationally recognized rating system was developed by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and is used heavily in Europe and Asia, with new adherents in North America. The IP rating standard seeks to provide consumers more specific information than vague terms like...

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Clever Uses for Drones

Telemedicine, NASA, and champagne. Drones are gaining popularity all the time, and with that comes new, clever uses you hadn’t thought of yet - but probably wish you had.

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