Fabio Varesano, creator of FreeIMU, dead at 28 :-(

Sad news from Hackaday:

Fabio Varesano, the man behind FreeIMU and Femtoduino, died of a sudden heart attack at the much too young age of 28. The RC helicopter/plane/drone and HCI/physical computing communities lose a great mind with Fabio‘s passing.

There is talk on the Dangerous Prototypes forum of continuing the development of FreeIMU, a project it seems Fabio worked on alone. We’d love to see someone pick up the reigns of the FreeIMU project, hopefully after doing a run of the current hardware and donating the proceeds to Fabio‘s family.

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Comment by Montana Harkin on January 14, 2013 at 10:46am

Sad news.  He had great ambition.  I never met him, but his videos, hardware, and code examples were very useful.

He'll be missed.

Comment by Jonathan Lederer on January 14, 2013 at 11:14am

I can't f***ing believe this. It seems like only yesterday we were exchanging emails regarding his project. What a shame. RIP my friend.

 

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3D Robotics
Comment by Sam Kelly on January 14, 2013 at 11:37am

:(

Comment by Cosha on January 14, 2013 at 12:13pm

Sad news! Heaven just bagged themselfs a great chap!


Distributor
Comment by Dany Thivierge on January 14, 2013 at 1:16pm

oh no.... he was only 28!  How can that happen?

Sad news indeed.

My condolences to his family and friends.

:( 


Developer
Comment by Sandro Benigno on January 14, 2013 at 1:20pm

Man... I got sad with this.
He was a guy with so great passion and so enthusiastic.
Fabio didn't pass in blank. Definitely he left his footprint on this land.


Developer
Comment by Mark Colwell on January 14, 2013 at 2:33pm

I read this with great sadness, RIP Fabio, FreeIMU will live !


Moderator
Comment by Roberto Navoni on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm

We doing this picture in Tourin this summer. Fabio , Jussi ( Autoquad) , Ciskje (BaronPilot) Me and Jhoexp , was a great day , we enjoy to fly with our quad ... It's incredible what happen to Fabio :( He was a great guy :)

We try to understand how we can continue to support his project ... CIAO FABIO ... Un grande Amico ... e compagno di avventure !!! . We choose the barometer for APM 2.0 and VBRAIN with Fabio .... He liked enjoy with new sensor.

 

 

Comment by baris alp on January 14, 2013 at 3:08pm

Allah rahmet eylesin .


Distributor
Comment by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk on January 14, 2013 at 3:11pm

Very sad to hear this... :-(

Long live freeIMU!

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