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Drones and music: awesome art

Ever wanted to see drones sing? Now you can! KMel Robotics has programmed a group of hexrotors and those tiny robotic critters are making a cute music show.

Drones are good for a ton of uses, but mostly people are using them for fun. And fun it is! Such ahex rotor can cost even $1100 like DJI Naza one
Via Interesting Engineering.

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Star Wars racing in 2014 using drones. That is cool.

On a race training track near Annecy, Frace, a couple of drone enthusiasts have replicates a Star Wars like chace with their drones. The result is pretty darn spectacular. If George Lucas would have had drones in the 70s he would have created a much great movie.


A drone-eye view of the world: Los Angeles

Drones are amazing. These tiny flying robots have created a third dimensions for us, the commoners. Many can afford to buy such a drone and then can film the world from high up in the skies. In the video from above you can see Los Angeles as you’ve never seen it before.

I haven’t seen any of the US until now so everything is trange for me.
The video from above was created by Ian Wood. More such videos can be seen on Open Culture.

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Watch this drone fly through fireworks!

Michael Bay, step aside, please. This guy, Jos Stiglingh, used a drone to fly it through the fireworks. The drone is safe, but it brought back a great video that racket up to 8 million views in less than a week. They used a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver.

Only in the movies of Michael Bay you will see such grandeur in the explosions and near calls. Well done, guys!


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Use the damn drone to see a dolphin stampede and some whale cuddling [cute]

The guys at Dolphin Safari (website) use a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with a small GoPro HERO3 Black camera in order to film some of the 400 000 dolphins from outside of Calif., US and even whales from time to time.

From the video description:

aptain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California, at great personal risk, has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains some of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three gray whales migrating together down the coast off San Clemente, California, and heartwarming close-ups hovering over a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling and playing with its mom as an escort whale stands guard nearby, filmed recently in Maui.

Via Vali on Facebook.

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Incredible lifelike flying robot bird from Festo [video]

I wrote about Festo frist in 2010 when I heard about the fact that they want to create lifelike robots, from four legged robots to flying birds and then even something that could mimic a human muscle in detail.

What you see above is a slow motion video created by the good guys from Earth Unplugged and it shows the level of complexity and how fluid the movements of that flying robot bird are.

What you may not know is that Festo has even created a flying robot dragonfly. This dragonfly can fly in any direction, it steers as natually as it can be and it makes only some noise. Let your imagination fly!

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What aerial drones can do: amazing video of surfers doing their thing in Hawaii [video]

Pipeline Winter 2013 is one of the greatest videos of this week. It features surfers from Hawaii fighting with the waves and eventually riding them. A DJI quadcopter and a Go Pro camera were used by Eric Sterman to create this video.

Truly inspiring and it makes you wonder why I do not have such a drone in my home NOW?! Such a drone costs about $500 on Amazon. See (my affiliate) link DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro

Do you use such a drone? What do you do with it?

Via BusinessInsider.


The era of quadrocopters

Quadrocopters can do a lot of amazing things today. In the video above you can see how they keep a pole vertically and are also able to trow it from one to another. These tiny devices are incredibly powerful and flexible.

The experiments are run by TheFlyingMachine and featured on Robohub. It is incredbile how many things they can do with devices that are cheap to make today. Have fun!
Via [Robert Scoble Facebook]