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A New World Record: Fastest Ascent Made by a Drone

Drones are used for fun, for photography, for humanitarian efforts… but sometimes the need for speed reigns supreme.
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Watch the MantaRay’s Vertical Lift Off and Horizontal Flight

The MantaRay is a VTOL drone that lands on its tail and flies with fixed wings.
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Watch This Imperial Shuttle Drone Hover Ominously Through the Night

One maker’s quest to create an RC Imperial Shuttle from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with servo-controlled retracting wings.
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The 8 Coolest Projects We Saw While Biking Across Europe

Editor’s note: Madison Worthy and Miriam Engle biked across Europe, where they visited different Makerspaces, and filmed Self-Made, a documentary about their adventure and the Makers they met. You can find a list of installments chronicling their j…

New Project: How to Build a Self-Balancing Autonomous Arduino Bot

Ready to level-up your robot skills? ArduRoller is a self-balancing, inverted pendulum robot that’s also capable of autonomous navigation indoors or out. I created it as an entry for the annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition: The goal was to…

Tilt-Rotor Quad Goes Crazy Fast

Design boasts 53 mph airspeed at less than half of full-forward prop tilt.Read more on MAKE

New Project: WAVEcopter: A Waterproof Quadcopter

WAVEcopter is a fully waterproof multicopter frame that I have constructed mostly from readily available and cheap electrical parts. Read more on MAKE

Automated Mindstorms Battery Exchanger for Drones

This Lego Mindstorms robot automatically switches a quadrotor’s battery pack, extending its flying time without the operator having to intervene.Read more on MAKE

How I Started Worrying and Learned to Fear Our Robot Overlords

Paintballs raining down from robot drones–Murderbot, engage!Read more on MAKE

Riley Morgan: Drone Pilot and Young Entrepreneur

Riley Morgan is an enterprising young man who makes his own multicopters and provides aerial photography and video services. Read more on MAKE