Adam Rifkin stashed this in Drones!
Robot Living writes...
Over at DIY Drones you can get directions on how to build your own drone for not a lot of money. They have just released Ardupilot 2.0, software that controls the your drone plane. Or if planes aren’t your thing, build an autonomous blimp for about $100. Check out the blimp page at DIY Drones here. Or you can buy a kit from Make here.
The blimps go by various names such as Light Autonomous Air Vehicle, Blimp Bots, Blubber Bots. Although blimps seem like they would be fun to make, they don’t seem like they would be good for carrying a heavy camera. It’s all about the cameras and spying man.
Check out this helicopter being made by Jose at DIY Drones, complete with camera.
Or you could just shell out $$$ for a Draganflyer. The Draganflyer 6 has no price listed, just a request a quote form. But the Draganflyer SAVS model goes for $2,499. It certainly would be a lot cheaper to build your own drone. What are you waiting for man? Get building!
Yes! YES!! I want to get building!!!!!!