The Drone Files Blog
Chinese 3D printing outfit MakeX has been making waves again with its latest mobile innovation. Following the success of its previous crowdfunded releases – notably the M-One 3D Printer, three years ago, and more recently, the M-Jewelry – the Migo is set to take 3D printing to a whole new level.
When DJI and GoPro unveiled the Mavic Pro and Karma last year, they helped ignite the foldable drone craze. It wasn’t long before other companies started to follow suit. At the start of this year alone, foldable drones can be found in almost every price segment from the $1000 Mavic Pro down to the $40 JJRC H37.
The DJI Black Friday sales is back again for 2017 and this time around three of DJI’s most popular drones are given special discounts along with the DJI Goggles, Osmo Mobile and some accessories. To make things even more interesting, we’ve added DJI deals from other popular websites that are participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The sub-$700 price range is the most exciting segment for aerial photography drones. This is a highly contested battlefield where emerging brands such as XK and Cheerson get to take on established players such as DJI and Yuneec for market dominance.
Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.
As the world slowly steps into the era of driverless cars, unmanned freight trucks and other forms of automated transport, the principal cause of hesitation has been concerns over safety.
For the past two years, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California has been dedicating its efforts towards research in autonomous drone technology. The lab’s achievements in vision-based navigation, which were funded by Google, were put to the test late this fall, in a race between one of its unmanned drones and a professional drone pilot.
Things are getting more exciting in the sub-$100 toy drone segment soon as GPS is starting to trickle in with the release of new GPS-enabled drones such as the new Hubsan H216A X4 Desire which costs just $92 shipped.
The JJRC R3 CADY WILL is one of two larger robots in JJRC’s lineup of toy robots. It is also the most advanced of the three in terms of features yet still costs just $43 shipped at GearBest. Though not exactly a highly advanced humanoid robot, the value it offers is incredibly good.
Up to this point, we’ve seen the release of many affordable selfie drones but only a handful of them are capable of taking truly good selfies. While the best selfie or lifestyle drone so far is still the DJI Spark, it is priced beyond what many can afford.