DougB's Posts (7)

New Pandora's box of 'personal' drones



They could put your mind at ease - or do very much the opposite.

A new arms race is on and it could change everything from the way we parent to how we get our celebrity gossip.

For the technology currently being used by the CIA to ferret out terroristleaders in the hills of Pakistan is set to arrive in a neighbourhoodnear you - and there's nowhere to hide.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1327343/Personal-recreation-drones-developed.html#ixzz14iP4bR6C


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One way to Restore a bricked xBee

I was able to restore my bricked xBee by following these instructions. Hope this helps!!Using the sparkfun USB explorer board.1. Take the module out of the interface board.2. Connect the interface board to the computer.3. Open X-CTU make sure Baud Rate is set to 96004. Go to "Modem Configuration"5. Put a check in the "Always update firmware" box6. Select proper modem from drop down menu,7. Select proper function set and firmware versionfrom drop down menus.8. Click on the "Write" button. After a few seconds oftrying to read the modem, you will get an Info boxthat says Action Needed. At this point, CAREFULLYinsert the module into the interface board.9. You may get the info box again a short while after,just use the reset button on the interface board.This should get you back up and running.It may take more than one try to get it to work, but mine worked the first time.The original problem was that some how a glitch corrupped the xBee so it wouldn't respond to the "AT" commands.Let me know if this works for anyone else.Doug
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