Added by Walter Volkmann on January 16, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments
Check out these cool little hand held copters from 1 Bit Squared that offer GPS-programmed autonomous flight in a tiny little package. Equipped with a nano-cam, maybe these could provide a great super-portable tool for rapid site mapping.…Continue
After seeing Thorsten's post I was quite jealous about the flight times he was getting, so I was really excited when we got in a 53 minute flight yesterday with a…Continue
a year ago I posted about the maiden flight of Stephen's concept design for a long endurance hexa. It was fun building it and it was a reliable system with flight times of up to 35…Continue
Over time, Ecosynth has established several web resources related to its mission of developing tools to measure vegetation in three-dimensions. With today's advent of the EcosynthData data-sharing site, now may be a good time to inventory Ecosynth's currently available web resources that people may…Continue
I read about the new FlirOne personal Thermal infrared (IR) imager / iPhone attachment in the SkyMall magazine (I know!) on a recent flight and had to check it out. This little gizmo attaches to an iPhone and sends a Thermal IR signal to the…Continue
Added by Jonathan Dandois on August 23, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
Ecosynth has been developing a python library called "EcosynthAerial" that contains some utilities we think could be helpful to people running SfM point cloud workflows with Photoscan or Ecosynther. In this post, I'll show you how to get the library, give a quick overview of its structure, and introduce a couple functions that we've found to be particularly helpful in our own work.
The Ecosynth library can be installed…Continue
Added by Will Bierbower on August 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Hector Tarrido-Picart on July 14, 2014 at 6:39pm — No Comments
While looking into starting our own 3D scanning service, Lindsay and I were introduced to Potomac Photonics; they printed our campus scan as a proof of concept for micro printing 3D scans. Read the whole story at Potomac…Continue
Added by Stephen Gienow on July 1, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments
3D vegetation scanning is more than just science! Joanie Lemercier asked the Ecosynth project to share some of our vegetation scans that are now included in her Nimbes project, which "explores the ontology of observation and its…Continue
Added by Erle Ellis on June 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
To advance our research on tree stem mapping using ground-based cameras, we need to acquire high quality videos on the ground using cellphones with optical image stabilization technology. Up to now, I have found 3 phones with this capability:…
Added by yingying zhu on May 31, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I recently figured out how to animate models I've exported from Photoscan, so have a few animations I've made of the campus scan.
At Jonathan's request: sun paths.Continue
Another training complete! Eric Principato came down this weekend for flight training. We covered everything from mission planning to copter repair to Photoscan. Eric is starting a position analogous to mine, as the lab mechanical engineer for Dr. Lyndon Estes. Eric picked up piloting…Continue
Added by Stephen Gienow on April 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
This project develop a system which allows users to build interactively 3D models of real-world environments by means of mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers. Regarding the repid progress in mobile technologies, this methodology bears tremendous potential by offering unprecedented interactivity and mobility. In particular, the feedback, provided to the user in the course of reconstruction, can assist his movements in order to construct a 3D model with the…Continue
Added by yingying zhu on April 24, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments
It has now been a few months since I met Jonathan at AGU, and I have been meaning to get active in this community since then, but I am finally getting around to it. I suppose it is better late than never. As an introduction, I'll give you guys an overview of what we're doing here at Wake Forest University.
Our UAS program is run out of the Department of Biology by myself, a master's student, and 2 faculty members. We also involve 2 undergraduate…Continue
Added by yingying zhu on April 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
There is an opening at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) for an intern to collect high-resolution aerial photos with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Responsibilities will include assembly of UAVs, maintenance and repair of UAVs, weekly operation of UAVs to collect images, processing of collected images,…Continue
Added by Jonathan Dandois on April 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the Ecosynth Project with the release of a greatly updated Wiki and a successful training workshop for folks from the Harvard Graduate School of Design…Continue
Added by Dana Nadwodny on March 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Snowfall can be beautiful and informative from 80 meters altitude. With snow on the ground, we can see how people travel through their environment, shaping it along the way.
View the whole scan area (13 MB, hosted on box)
After a UMBC snowfall on March 5th, the EcoSynth octocopter took flight to…Continue
Added by Patrick Hixenbaugh on March 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
My name is Mark Berube, I am an Graduate student at UMass Boston and I am building an Octocopter using the parts list listed under v3.1 Hybrid Mikrokopter-Arducopter Octocopter. I was curious if anyone has or knows how to get the wiring schematic of how everything is wired, or knows where i could find it. Ive got the frame built and have the parts but I am stuck on how to wire everything up.
Any help will be greatly appreciated