Chris Anderson's Blog – August 2008 Archive (30)

Robot plane sweeps over UK fields



The first flights have been conducted of an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to monitor UK farmland.



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Added by Chris Anderson on August 8, 2008 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

Range Video busted for selling illegal video transmitters

You know those excellent video downlink transmitters from Range Video that we recommend? Turns out that some of them are a little too excellent, which is to say that they're illegal (more power and different frequenceis than those allowed by FCC regs without a… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on August 4, 2008 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

New desktop autopilot simulation software



Mattay does it again: here's an alpha of his new desktop autopilot simulator. The software simulates an autopilot, and you connect it to FlightGear, which simulates the sensors. This allows… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on August 4, 2008 at 8:23am — No Comments

Tutorial: Getting those pesky Atmegas to work the first time

Here's a few quick notes that will help you program your own Arduino-compatible boards for first-time use. This is just for people building their own boards. If you bought ArduPilot or BlimpDuino pre-made, all this has already been done for you, so ignore this.



Here are the necessary steps to… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on August 3, 2008 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

Cross track error explained



Illustration from another great turorial from Mattay. Read the whole thing here. f you want more, the… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on August 3, 2008 at 12:11pm — 2 Comments

Live video of AUVSI underwater robotics contest

The finals of the competition is going on all afternoon today from San Diego. Record number of teams made the finals. Watch it live… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on August 3, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Watch SpaceX countdown live NOW



After two earlier failures, SpaceX is going for their third oribital attempt o the Falcon 1 today, with expect launch time at 5:55 sometime after 7:00 PDT Aborted. Stay tuned. May retry around 8:20. Watch the countdown live… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on August 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Cool (and free) waypoint creation software

Mattay has uploaded a very nice waypoint creation application, which uses the Terraserver satellite imagery and a point-and-click interface to create waypoint lists that you can use for your own autopilot. It's everything that PicoGS should have been, and unlike that one, it actually works ;-)

Added by Chris Anderson on August 2, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Final (?) BlimpDuino board

I think we're pretty much there on a production-quality BlimpDuino board. It's a beaut, isn't it?

  • 17 grams, with ultrasonic and IR sensors.
  • Controls two motors and one vectoring servo.
  • Built-in RC compatibility (can read two RC…
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Added by Chris Anderson on August 2, 2008 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

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