drones

3D Printed Lenses May Be Barely Visible, But Can Mimic the Vision of an Eagle

Seeing something out of the corner of one’s eye can be frustrating, especially if what you’re seeing is fleeting. That’s because the human eye is designed to focus on one…

University of Alabama Students Wrestle with How to Take Down Drones

The primary concern that most people have with drones is how to get them up in the air and keep them there. Not so with Northrop Grumman Corp (NGC); they…

A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — January 14, 2017

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week,” we’ve got a wide range of news spanning from drone swarms to 3D printing WordPress plugins. First off, Italian…

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses: Epson Announces Availability of Moverio BT-300 Developer & Drone Editions

The world of eyeglasses is certainly one where we’ve all seen progress by leaps and bounds in the past decades, whether we have the need to wear them ourselves or…

ODSUAS: Army Researchers Create 3D Printed On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft System

The Army is no stranger to 3D printing, and so far we’ve seen this demonstrated in concepts for body armor, MREs, and using the technology for fabricating replacement parts. Now,…

Drone Delivery from Amazon to Your Door

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Amazon drone delivering a package of popcorn!! Three years ago, the Chief Executive of Amazon announced the company’s interest in using drones…

Mouser Electronics Announces Project First Responders Drone Project with Easy Aerial

Mouser Electronics Inc. is partnering with Easy Aerial Inc. for their final project of 2016. Project First Responders, the newest series in Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together program, features a cloud-based…

3D Print Maps from Drone Data with WhiteClouds’ 3DYourMAP, Available from DroneDeploy’s New Drone App Store

Drones are everywhere these days, saving lives, delivering pizzas, capturing incredible images, and more. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report, the global commercial market for commercial drone applications is likely…

Saving the Whales with Drones: Ipswich High School Students Assist in Marine Research

Every year, tens of thousands of whales are killed as a direct or indirect result of humans. Whales are injured or killed by ships, tangled in fishing nets, and purposefully killed…

PowerEye Pro Cinematography Drone Available for Pre-Order Now, Available in Thermal Model Also

While drones today can be used for everything from disaster control to pizza deliveries—not to mention military and other clandestine endeavors—another aspect that can’t be taken too lightly is what…

Dubai Awards Contract for Construction of World’s First 3D Printed Laboratory to Convrgnt Value Engineering

Just when I think Dubai can’t surprise me anymore, the United Arab Emirates city goes and proves me wrong yet again. We cover 3D printing news from all over the…

Think Local Motors’ 3D Printed Strati Couldn’t Get Any Cooler? Winner of Essence of Autonomy Challenge Proves Otherwise

The future of transportation is a big topic around here, as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality all play a big part in the vehicles that will eventually be taking…

World’s First Autonomous Drone Pizza Delivery Takes Place in New Zealand

New Zealand has a lot going for it. The most obvious perk is that it’s gorgeous – I mean, come on, it’s Middle Earth. From what I’ve heard, the weather…

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Lists 3D Printing Among Potential Global Threats

It’s the classic super-technology dilemma. What happens when 3D printing falls into the wrong hands? In a speech given to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon voiced his…

Russian Institutions Team Up to Produce Drone with 3D Printed Engine

Russia has been very interested in drone technology lately. Last month, the Russian United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) presented the first-ever 3D printed drone to be manufactured in the country, unveiling it…

Instructables’ and Shapeways’ New Drone Contest is Giving Away iPads, GoPros and Bionic Birds. Oh My.

Online educational maker project repository Instructables is teaming up with 3D printing service provider Shapeways for yet another design contest. This time around Instructables users are being asked to create…

You’re Never Too Young for 3D Printing: Kids-Tech Launches Technology Classes for Children as Young as Three

It’s never too early to start teaching children about technology. That’s the attitude of many educators, as well as companies in the industries of 3D printing and other emerging technologies….

In the Eyes of the Animal: Viewers Don Grass-Covered Virtual Reality Headset Pods, Frolic as British Bats & More

Last year, we had a week of thunderstorms nearly every day. It was breezy and dramatic, and I took to opening the front door for hours during the day, and…

Flirtey Drone Makes History Again, Brings Reno Family a Slurpee

I think many of us have experienced mornings of lying on the couch and wishing futilely that McDonald’s had a delivery service that would bring us a bag full of…

Imagine No More Landmines: It May be Possible With 3D Printed Mine Kafon Drone

In 1998, Massoud Hassani escaped Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, followed two years later by his younger brother, Mahmud. Today, the Hassanis, 32 and 30, respectively, are Dutch citizens living safely in Eindhoven,…

Enjoying all the Benefits of 3D Printing: Maher Soft & Drona Aviation Partner to Make High Quality DIY Drone Kits

As with many other aspects of the DIY community and those who enjoy building a variety of models for fun, 3D printing is making a big impact. For hobbyists who enjoy…

Was the Use of a Bomb Disposal Robot to Kill the Dallas Shooting Suspect the First Drone Strike in the US?

The hastily assembled Black Lives Matter protest held in downtown Dallas yesterday was a textbook example of how a protest should be handled. It was peaceful, focused, well-organized and the…

Soar Overhead Smoothly: Deck Out Your Drone With This 3D Printed Camera Mount/Dampener

Outdoor enthusiasts love their cameras. We’ve noted this perhaps a time or two (or plenty more), whether users are wearing their devices, swinging them wildly while skiing, or holding them…