Sadly, I've got a couple reviews on the Mac App Store with only one star. I really wish people would contact me before trashing my app. But in this case, maybe I deserve it. I can't figure it out and I need their help. It isn't effecting too many people, but I want Drone Station to "just work" for everyone. So please, please, please, if you are having this problem, let me know. I want to figure it out and make it right.
So far I've tried to recreate the problem by reconfiguring my Mac to ways that I thought would break Drone Station. I can't break it. I've tried turning on the firewall, and shutting...
I have had several e-mails asking which WiFi dongle and antenna I use in the Drone Station range test video and in the image on the Mac App Store.
Well... it is an Alfa 9dBi WiFi Booster SMA OMNI-Directional High-Gain Screw-On Swivel Antenna of course. :) Long in the name and long in the length, it is about 15" (38cm) long.
The Wi-Fi dongle is a Alpha AWUS036H.
This is a pretty popular combo with the War Driving crowd. It is a really highly capable combo. Was able to keep Drone Station connected to the AR.Drone out to about 270 meters (295 yards). That's about three football fields....
It's been quite a ride for the release of Drone Station for Mac. It got approved for sale by Apple right before the Christmas and was doing pretty well. Thanks to the folks at Engadget, they picked it up and wrote an article about it. If you don't know about Engadget, it is a web mag that covers cutting edge electronics and gadgets. I've been an avid reader since about 2005. I'm humbled by them picking up Drone Station for a story. Here is the article: Engadget
Drone Station is now a Top 20 app on the Mac App Store. Pretty cool.
Big thanks to Engadget and all the other sites that picked it up after...
I've been contacted by some users having problems with firmware 1.7.10 and some of our apps.
If you are experiencing these problems, just reset your drone by pushing the button on the bottom. There is a video instruction on the support troubleshooting page.
The new iPhone 4S arrived this morning. After a few minutes transferring everything over from the iPhone 4 and playing with Siri, decided to try out Drone Ace and make sure everything was working as it should.
The performance of the video feed seems to be really fast. There are few new frameworks and methods available in iOS 5, so I'm going to be looking at improving the performance even more. The new image processing frameworks should really enhance the speed as the calculations will be happening on the GPU. The iPhone 4S is using the same processor as the iPad 2, Apple A5. With the iPhone...
It has always driven me a little nuts to search around to determine which device supports which features. Finally got around to making a helpful little table to do just that. Now I don't have to search around for it anymore. Let me know if you see any errors or want some updates.
Armv6 620 @ 400MHz
OpenGL ES 1.1
Armv6 620 @400 MHz
OpenGL ES 1.1
Just trying some new ideas today.
Wanted to see if it was possible to Airplay mirror Drone Ace to an Apple TV using an AR.Drone as the gateway.
I figured it would work, but didn't think there would be much bandwidth left to control the drone.
I was wrong, the drone was still pretty responsive.
Here is the setup:
And a video:
I'm the developer of Drone Ace, Drone RC, and Drone Master.
I launched this site to have a single place that users of my AR.Drone apps could have for getting support, seeing what is new, and getting general updates on what is happening in the development process.
The AR.Drone is one of the most amazing toys ever developed. The decision of Parrot to allow developers to write their own apps for it was fantastic.
Making apps for the AR.Drone has been a pleasure and a headache at the same time. I hope that you enjoy using our apps and find this site useful for updated information.