SkyJack Drone Hacks And Gains Control Of Other Drones

Commercial use of drones isn’t widespread, but with the recent announcement of Amazon Prime Air, it looks like it may only be a matter of a few years before we see drones moving packages and products to and fro. Many people have expressed concerns, for example, what’s to stop someone from shooting down an Amazon drone and stealing the package? That may not be the only threat that these drones, […]


Parrot AR. Drone Receives ‘Flight Recorder’, Bigger Battery And Games In 2013

[CES 2013] Since CES 2010, we’ve been keeping a close eye on Parrot’s AR. Drone as the company is always offering improvements to the smartphone-controlled quadricopter. This year seems to be another big year for the AR. Drone as Parrot is announcing a number of improvements to this year’s model that will get owners of last year’s model dying to get the latest and greatest AR. Drone. This year’s AR. Drone […]


Parrot AR.Drone controlled using brain waves

We have seen the second generation Parrot AR.Drone in action at CES earlier this year, but since 8 months have passed, what’s new about it? Nothing, unless someone decides to come up with a modified version. Here we are with the iPad-controlled Parrot AR.Drone, where researchers at Zhejiang University have managed to discover a way to control the quadcopter using one’s brain waves. This is not done through some sort […]


Parrot launches AR.Rescue 2 game for the AR.Drone 2.0

I guess it is safe to say that when we first looked upon the AR.Drone 2.0 at CES earlier this year, we were mightily impressed. The thing is, the AR.Drone 2.0 does seem more of a novelty piece of hardware than a necessary purchase, but perhaps with the launch of the AR.Rescue 2 game from Parrot, things might change a wee bit for the AR.Drone 2.0. Basically, the premise of […]


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Parrot AR.Drone made to work with video glasses and controller

If you’ve got an AR.Drone and want to have a more immersive flying experience, there is a way to. Thomas Sohmers, a self-proclaimed geek decided to hack together a pair of Epson Moverio BT-100 transparent video glasses and a Parrot AR.Drone so that he could see the quadracopter’s video feed on the glasses itself. He then used a handheld controller running on Android to pilot the AR.Drone. The result? An […]


Windows Phone controls AR.Drone

At the beginning of this month, we read about how the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is placed up for pre-order, and we too realize that this unique remote controlled toy can be under the influence of an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and an Android device. How about the Windows Phone camp? Well, when there is no way, it comes highly recommended that you carve out a way yourself, and in this […]


Parrot AR Drone 2.0

[CES 2012] We covered the A.R.Drone when it was unveiled at CES 2010, in fact, the story was one of the fifteen most popular articles we published during the show. For those who have been leaving under a rock for the last two years, the A.R. Drone is a smartphone controlled WiFi quadricopter, users can fly the device using the AR Freeflight application that supports iPod touch/iPhone/iPad and the most common […]


Drone Station: Parrot AR Drone controlled by classic game controllers

The Parrot AR Drone was originally a stable flying drone built around the idea that it would be piloted from an iPhone. However, some users found that it was an expensive and not always accurate way to pilot a flying object. But what if you could now pilot the drone using a PlayStation, Xbox, Wii controller, or even a flight-sim joystick?


AR.FreeFlight 1.8 update

The first official application created for the Parrot AR.Drone has received an update so that you are able to have a more enjoyable “flying” experience, where the latest update will bump up the software’s version number to AR.FreeFlight 1.8. The question on most people’s minds would be this – just what kind of new stuff can we experience with this update? How about a new video codec for starters that […]


AR.Drone FlyingAce app available now

Remember the AR.Drone FlyingAce app we wrote about a couple of weeks ago? The app that let two AR.Drone users pit their flying skills against each other in a virtual dogfight is now available for the public to download. AR.Drone pilots square off against each other in an augmented reality battle. The AR.Drones really fly around, but the lasers it shoots and the damage it takes is all only shown […]


AR.FlyingAce lets your AR.Drone shoot lasers

While the US Navy have successfully fired the first laser cannon on a ship today, the folks over at Parrot have given lasers to their AR.Done quadricopters as well, albeit they won’t set anything on fire – at least not in reality. They have just announced an upcoming game for the AR.Drone called AR.FlyingAce. Designed for two players with an AR.Drone, the multiplayer game pits AR.Drone pilots against one another […]


Parrot AR Drone now works with Kinect

Want a more fun way to control the Parrot AR Done? Forget the iPhone, how about making use of a Microsoft Kinect instead? The Microsoft Kinect that has been made to perform a million different tasks has recently been utilized to control the Parrot AR Drone quadricopter. While it’s not one of the most practical ways to control the AR Drone (taking it outdoors would be extremely troublesome since you’ll […]


Parrot AR Drone Update Issue With Firmware 1.1.3

AR Drone Update Issue – there is an issue when trying to upgrade the Parrot AR Drone firmware with the current AR Drone iPhone app found in the App Store


Drone Master lets you use the iPhone’s gyroscope to pilot the Parrot AR.Drone

It looks like the Parrot AR.Drone quadracopter is all the rage now. The folks over at Logic Applications have come up with a new app for the iPhone that you can use to fly your Parrot AR.Drone. Called Drone Master, it makes use of the iPhone 4 (and iPod touch 4th generation)’s gyroscope to allow users to fly the Parrot AR.Drone by simply tilting their phone. Drone Master offers users […]