Category Archives: UAV

Bike Ride to Stop Rhino Poaching: Nova Labs Lost Rhino Fundraiser this Sunday June 29th

UPDATESign-ups for the RhinoHawk bike ride fundraiser are coming in as we prepare for the big day this Sunday, June 29th. With a few days left, we are about 30% of the way to our $2000 goal. Support our cause and have a great time at the Lost Rhino Brewery for a $20 donation. You will receive raffle tickets, swag, and discounts at Lost Rhino. You can register or contribute here at www.nova-labs.org/ride.

Nova Labs has partnered with The Lost Rhino Brewery and The Bike Lane to create The Nova  Labs Lost Rhino Bike Ride from Nova Labs in Reston to the Lost Rhino Brewery in Ashburn, VA to support development of our counter poaching UAV!

Bike Ride to Stop Rhino Poaching: Nova Labs Lost Rhino Fundraiser this Sunday June 29th

Bike Ride to Stop Rhino Poaching: Nova Labs Lost Rhino Fundraiser this Sunday June 29th

The distance of the ride is ten miles each way and once at the Lost Rhino Brewery, there will be live music, discounted food and beverages and demonstrations by the Rhino Hawk team!

Check out our Rhino Hawk Intro video.

Bike Ride to Stop Rhino Poaching: Nova Labs Lost Rhino Fundraiser this Sunday June 29th

If you’re looking for more reason to sign up, check out these souvenir pint glasses made on our very own laser last night. Each $50 donation comes with a pair of pint glasses as our thanks for supporting the cause.

Background on Rhino Poaching

There has been significant growth in poaching in just the past few years. 1004 rhino were poached in 2013.

Bike Ride to Stop Rhino Poaching: Nova Labs Lost Rhino Fundraiser this Sunday June 29th

This event will raise money for the Rhino Hawk UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) project. The project team is comprised of volunteers from the local area who are participating in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge. Our team currently has two flight demonstration models and we are well on our way to having a fully integrated flying model.

Bike Ride to Stop Rhino Poaching: Nova Labs Lost Rhino Fundraiser this Sunday June 29th

Your donation of $20, $30 or $50 will get you benefits and discounts and will support the development of our low cost UAV specifically tailored for wildlife conservation. Go to the ride page to donate and register!

We hope you will join us and support our fight against rhino poaching on Sunday, June 29th!

Baltimore Drones Kickoff Success

Baltimore Hackerspace hosted the first meetup of the new Baltimore Drones Meetup group. The event was a huge success. There were about 10 drones on display and everyone had stories to tell and knowledge to share. One of the hot topics discussed was the perception of  the word Drones. Baltimore Hackerspace can relate to this problem. The word “Hacker” has been tainted for decades and our decision to call ourselves a Hackerspace vs a Makerspace was a big one. What is the definition of a Hacker anyways? Everyone has their own opinions of the word.

Baltimore Drones is in the same boat. What is a Drone? Should we call our toys Drones,  UAVs,  or Multirotors? This was a hot topic and we all seemed to agree on most things. There are so many positive things Drones can be used for. Most of which can create new jobs which are disparately needed these days.

Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to hosting future meetups for Baltimore Drones.

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The Gentle(wo)man Hacker’s RC Airplane

If you’re like me, the RC aviation hobby is as fascinating as it is costly.  In the two videos below that we produced for element14 though, we cover how to convert a $10 foam glider into a great training flier and then get even more bleeding edge with a cheap-but-good-for-the-price setup for flying UAV style with a pistol grip camcorder mounted to the plane that transmits to a screen on the ground.  Dan Meyer with the help of Ken Zinnen walk you through some of the many exciting  facets of radio controlled airplanes.

Solar Charged RC Airplanes from Pumping Station: One on Vimeo.

First Person Remote Control Flying from Pumping Station: One on Vimeo.