Everyone's buzzing about drones! Why? Because drones are cool and fun! They can be used to deliver pizza, as surveillance and security devices, for aerial photography and more! In MAKE's v37, we’ll look at all this, plus take a "maker's" view on drones: how DIY buffs can actually make one. There are over 25 pages in this special section, including a walk-through drone taxonomy (air/land/sea), the landscape of the law surrounding drones today, and a bird's eye view of the drone aerial photography project.
Other projects in this packed issue:
License plate guitar
Chameleon bag (changes colors based onwhat's missing from your bag!)
GPS cat collar
Zombie flashlight (uses dead batteries and empty chapstick tube)
About Me Designer, Developer, Educator, Maker, Sys Admin
Easy to understand
Everything Is Online
Comments about oreilly Homegrown Drones!:
This is my second Make magazine and I found it disappointing. Most of the articles were either commercials to buy this or that, or in the case of the projects one has to download the actual guide to build it from the net.
Still I have to say that there were good and interesting articles in this drone special number (somebody else might find the drone articles more interesting than I did as I'm not so interested on them). Most of the material is available at Makezine website (http://makezine.com/volume/make-37/) so I'm not sure what to think of usefulness of the actual magazine.
Still in Finland 8 USD is quite cheap price for magazine, but if I had paid it without knowing that almost all of the material is in the web I still would have felt robbed. I didn't pay for the magazine as I got it free of charge for review purposes from O'Reilly blogger review program.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend