Flying Sloths

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Flying Sloths is a two-person team of drone flyers and builders who've found joy in building, destroying, and fixing drones. We fly as part of the Game of Drones community.




BlueQuad

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A self designed and built quadrotor, with built-in motion-stabilized camera gimbal. All major parts for the quad were built using a CNC machine that I also built.



Xtrace

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Xtrace | Your Personal Arial Filming CrewrnrnThe first Action sport drone able to fly in any condition and follow is owners everywhere. Be a protagonist, get all your moves on tape from a prospective never seen before!




Cylon.js: The JavaScript Evolution Of Open Source Robotics

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The robotics revolution has already begun. You can even buy drones and robotic devices at local retail stores. Unfortunately, it has been too hard to develop code for robots, and nearly impossible to create solutions that integrate multiple different kind of devices.
That is why we created Cylon.js, a JavaScript framework for open source robotics & the Internet of Things. Cylon.js makes it easy to write apps that communicate with many different kinds of hardware devices all at the same time. The time has come for the next generation of open source robotics, and Cylon.js can help lead the way!





Pisces Project

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Autonomous robots equipped with cameras/ sensors/tools to: assist in monitoring the environment in/outside the space station, aid astronauts on missions, or take the public on live virtual tours of the space station.


Nerding For Nature: Leveraging Open Source Technology for Eco-Research

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We're developing low-cost DIY-oriented environmental sensor prototypes and demo projects, with the common goal of learning about the earth's natural systems and managing natural resources. Urban air quality monitoring sensors and calibration is an ongoing interest. In recent collaboration with USGS and openCTD, we are exploring water quality and wildlife monitoring tools. We are evaluating various wireless technologies for smart and resilient remote sensor networks. We have demonstrated robotics-based applications as well, mapping water quality with floating UAVs and finding new species in local lakes via openROV cameras.






NASA: Accelerating Innovation Through Prize Competitions

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Prize competitions have been accelerating the pace of innovation for centuries. NASA's Centennial Challenges brings together inventors, makers, academia and business to spur advances by offering monetary prize incentives. Teams have taken home more than $6 million in NASA prize money, and much more is available from current and future competitions. We are seeking solutions in current competitions in robotics and unmanned aircraft and potential future events in Cubesats, Mars ascent vehicles and more. The makers are a population of undiscovered challenge winners. Let us show you opportunities to solve tech challenges for NASA and the nation.