Quadcopters, Quads, Personal Drones, Multirotors and UAV's are amazing flying machines which contain advanced technology. They are about to transform our world and our lives in many ways. Updated for 2015 - Hobbyists, photographers, pilots or others with interest in this new technology can now participate in this revolution at a very low cost. This book will guide the beginner through the first steps in choosing, buying, flying and understanding these flying robots.
Read this book to engage in animal rights legally, positively and confidently. Here is virtually everything you need to know to embark successfully on defending and advocating for animals and a more human society. Understand activist methods that will further your activism and advocacy for animals; discover practical animal rights activities you can do; know what animal rights means and how it differs from other outlooks; be aware of conflict with the law and how you can handle it; find inspiration from a selection of animal rights activists; recognise how humanity is devastating animal life globally; gasp at the numbers of animals humans kill every year; and add topics to your armoury the well rounded animal activist should know. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about animal rights and how to do it as a practical activity for a more humane society. This third edition is revised...with more illustrations!
Readers will explore the issues surrounding drones, including why drones are controversial, how drone technology has outpaced regulation, whether or not domestic law enforcement agencies should be allowed to use drones, and if commercial drone use should be allowed.
Author: Mark D. Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre: Drone aircraft
Have you ever wanted to soar through the air like an eagle? Thanks to the hobby of RC quadcopters and drones, you can. This book shows you how to get up in the air and avoid all the common problems that always result in your drone falling from the sky. Over 100 pages of information designed to get you up in the air and safely flying through the sky on your very first outing.
Author: Terry Kilby
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Want to make something that can fly? How about a flying robot? In this book, you'll learn how drones work, how to solve some of the engineering challenges a drone presents, and how to build your own--an autonomous quadcopter that you can build, customize, and fly. Your drone will be your eyes in the sky and in places where a human could never get to-much less fit!
Author: Roland Büchi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2016-01-06
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This booklet provides basic knowledge and assistance for the purchase of quadrocopters and a detailed flight school.It is limited to the essentials, without any ballast. Contents: - Ready-to-fly quadcopters - Functionality - How to prepare a flight - First flight - Rotating away and first flight figures - More challenging flight maneuvers - Speedflight and loops, flips
Author: Ian Cinnamon
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2016-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry
What is it exactly that we are trying to accomplish with this book? The world that we live in is going through a very interesting and dramatic change. With the new interest in both commercial and hobby drones and quadcopters (4 propellers) our skies are going to become a very busy space. While that alarms some people, for others it is an incredible time. For the would-be filmmakers, this is an incredible time to be alive. Never before have we had so many tools at our disposal to create and innovate. With high quality cameras being upgraded with each and every intimation of cell phones, we each have the power to produce beautiful and stimulating photos and video. We can create content that can be enjoyed by ourselves, or farmed out to Instagram and YouTube. Our videos, movies and films can be used to document the world around us, report the news, look at things from a new perspective, and really gain a deep understanding of our environment. Sure, there will be some speed bumps along the way . . . but every revolution has issues in the beginning. Indeed, the laws governing what we can and can't do will change as quickly as they're drafted to deal with problems that we don't know we will even face. But progress is like this. Fits and starts. We are going to guide you in your new endeavor, teach you about the kinds of drones you might enjoy flying; open you up to techniques that make you not only a safe pilot, but a great filmmaker! We want you to buy right, fly right, and shoot (film) straight. We will even discuss the notion of monetizing your videos and content. Yes, there is something for all of us here. Of course, there is no substitute for getting out there, buying a drone, and having some flight time under your belt . . . but we're certainly going to give you the best chance for success. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what a drone actually is and how we get here!
This is the first hands-on guide to the entire process of designing and manufacturing open source hardware. Drawing on extensive personal experience with DIY, maker, and hardware hacking projects, industry-leading contributors share proven approaches to design, remixing, fabrication, manufacturing, troubleshooting, licensing, documentation, and running an open source hardware business. Part I covers the emergence and evolution of open source hardware, what open source hardware licenses mean, and the growing role of standards in making hardware more open. Part II offers contributors’ expert advice on key tasks, ranging from creating derivatives to using source files. Part III turns to production, showing how to manufacture at multiple scales–from personal to commercial. Appendixes provide valuable checklists for design, manufacture, security, and documentation. And to foster even more hands-on learning and experimentation, the low-cost Blinky Buildings open source hardware kit is used as an example throughout. Learn how to Get involved in the open source hardware community–its history and values Develop designs you can successfully prototype and manufacture Walk step by step through making derivatives from existing projects Build open source 3D printers, and remix 3D printable objects Create open source wearables Work with diverse source files, from electronics to other physical materials Fabricate your own designs Move from prototype to commercial manufacturing, and troubleshoot problems Choose a business model and build a profitable open source hardware company Avoid pitfalls associated with trademarks, copyrights, patents, and licensing Write documentation other hardware hackers can use Use open source hardware in education, helping students learn without boundaries
This sturdy and lovely logbook is perfect for drone pilots and operators who fly multiple drones in a day and need to keep track of their times for verification. This is a logbook that everyone who owns and operates a drone should have. If you're training to get a license, purchase this logbook to keep track of each flight and your hours. Whether you are a drone enthusiast who wants to take your hobby to a professional level or whether you are a UAS/UAV pilot, this book is a must-have. This logbook also has plenty of space for you to jot down notes and reflections so that you can learn from every flight and develop yourself as a pilot.
Author: Mike Maden
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Troy Pearce and his team of drone experts are called to action when ISIS launches a series of attacks on U.S. soil. On the eve of President Lane’s historic Asian Security Summit, a hobby-store quadcopter lands on the White House lawn carrying a package and an ominous threat: Fly the enclosed black flag of ISIS over the White House by noon today or suffer the consequences. The threat further promises that every day the flag isn’t flown a new attack will be launched, each deadlier than the first. President Lane refuses to comply with the outrageous demand, but the first drone attacks, sending a shudder through the U.S. economy. With few options available and even fewer clues, President Lane unleashes Troy Pearce and his Drone Command team to find and stop the untraceable source of the destabilizing attacks. But the terror mastermind proves more elusive and vindictive than any opponent Pearce has faced before . . . and if Pearce fails, the nation will suffer an unimaginable catastrophe on its soil or be forced into war.
Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Que Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?
Author: Adam Juniper
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Release Date: 2016-05
Welcome to the world of drones! This book will show you everything you could ever want to know about buying and flying your first drones. From getting to grips with the jargon you'll need to speak to other flyers, to how you can design and build your own drone with advanced features like live video feedback and programmable autopilot. You'll even learn how to read a sectional chart (that's a pilot's map-see, you're learning already!) This book is your gateway to the fun (and the learning) that awaits, and it'll keep you safe in the skies too.
Author: Donald Norris
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Build a custom multirotor aircraft! Build and customize radio-controlled quadcopters that take off, land, hover, and soar. Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 features step-by-step assembly plans and experiments that will have you launching fully functioning quadcopters in no time. Discover how to connect Elev-8 components, program the microcontroller, use GPS, and safely fly your quadcopter. This fun, do-it-yourself guide fuels your creativity with ideas for radical enhancements, including return-to-home functionality, formation flying, and even artificial intelligence! Understand the principles that govern how quadcopters fly Explore the parts included in your Parallax Elev-8 kit Follow illustrated instructions and assemble a basic 'copter Connect the Parallax chip to a PC and write Spin and C programs Build radio-controlled systems that minimize interference Add GPS and track your aircraft through Google Earth Beam flight information to smartphones with WiFi and XBee technology Mount cameras and stream real-time video back to the ground Train to safely operate a quadcopter using flight simulation software