Category Archives: Video

Interesting thermal video with the Optris PI450 Camera for Drones and UAV’s

The Optiris PI450 camera, with it’s 320 gr of weight including lens, is perfectly suitable for video thermography with drones.

A screenshot of the video below, taken with an  Optris PI450 from a drone
A screenshot of the video below, taken with an Optris PI450 from a drone

Here are some technical specifications, and a very interesting video taken from a drone, that shows how an house can look like in thermal imaging. Continue reading Interesting thermal video with the Optris PI450 Camera for Drones and UAV’s

How to build a Mobee micro drone (not really easy to DIY)

Check out the construction process of the Harvard Monolithic Bee (Mobee), it’s fascinating.

A step in building a Mobee
A step in building a Mobee

Unfortunately not really something you can build at home. Nor can you buy it at a local shop. Oh well…

Harward's Mobee drone
Harward’s Mobee drone

“Such bee-sized flying robots have low material costs and could be made in large numbers, and their small size lets them maneuver in confined spaces, Fuller said. They could have a lot of applications in remote sensing and in search and rescue operations, and could also act as “robobees” in assisted agriculture, pollinating flowers and fighting pests, Fuller said.

The researchers are working in parallel on the many different technological advances required to make these fly-sized robots fully autonomous and wireless. For example, they are working on providing it with a lightweight onboard processor, and a small, high-energy power source so that it is no longer tethered by wires.

They are also working on making the vehicles faster to produce and more durable. At the moment, it takes several days to make each robotic fly, and each vehicle can only fly for a matter of minutes before it has to be discarded. “We’re talking five to ten years before some sort of commercialization,” Fuller said.” – Source

Here you go with the video:

Pilot looses control of big multirotor during a video shooting session in Treviso, Italy

During a planned video session aimed at capturing the “Duomo di Treviso”, the big multirotor starts to drift slowly in a random direction. The pilot, apparently unable to control it through the radio link anymore, likely for a radio interference, first tries to control it manually, but then the situation gets out of control.

A moment of the multirotor crash in Treviso, Italy
A moment of the multirotor crash in Treviso, Italy
Here's the multirotor, a big dodecacopter
Here’s the multirotor, a big dodecacopter

Here you go with the video:


Damages to the drone are estimated at 10.000 euros, while damages to the bar external premises are in the order of 4000 euros.

Sources: YouReporter, Corriere

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Extreme urban FPV in Russia

Arendatorovnet published a new video on his youtube account. It’s a great and quite unique FPV video taken possibly in Moscow.

A screenshot from the youtube video
A screenshot from the youtube video

Getting back to Russia from Thailand apparently did not stop Arendatorovnet to go around with his quadcopter in highly populated areas.

Groups of people are greeted, as happened in the Thailand videos.

So here you go. Coper Mobi – Season opening 2014:

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Drone musicians as flying rockstars!

I could not pass over this one. A real concert played by a band of small hexacopters.

Drone concert by Kmel Robotics
Drone concert by Kmel Robotics

Must see and listen, perfect execution.

By KMEL Robotics

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