"I can appreciate the benefits of separating the customer support needle from the general posting haystack, but I'm not sure if funneling a thriving and successful community in to an untested and to be brutally honest, generic php-based Ning…"
":/ Isn't there some concern this is going to fragment the community? What is the purpose behind dividing the users between the two sites like this? Now I have to go to twice as many locations to read all DIYDrones content."
No GPS underwater, so position and velocity are a lot harder to determine. Camera needs a pressure housing(dive light), and the ultrasonic range finder speed of sound is going to be off. But air attenuates…"
"200 miles + 5lbs + autonomous? Any single one of those is hard enough on a $600 budget. The kickstarter should be updated with a proposed bill of materials so viewers can lend constructive criticism and the proposal can be modified to be more…"
"What I think is novel about this is using the Google Earth API to create a game engine. That's the value I see provided and worth emphasis. The distinction between manned and unmanned vehicles being sort of artificial in a virtual environment.
"I can relate with the desire to do things the hard way. Despite the advice to start with an EasyStar, I bought several books on RC Plane design before getting my first Glider airframe. It's still in a box in a storage unit and hasn't seen any flight…"
"Inertial heading reference usually requires magnetometer & GPS to compensate for yaw angle drift. Perhaps a combined attack where the spoofed GPS was used in combination with magnetic interference to give a false magnetic north to slowly lead the…"
"AFAIK the DMP code only exists on the I2C version of the chip and hasn't been ported to the SPI version used by the ArduIMU V3. This assumes that the I2C binary blob is the same as the SPI, which isn't necessarily the case.
"Sounds like a tiger-repellent rock. Ratheon should solve the very real problem of goodyear blimp hijackings next.
Seriously though, outside Israel's problems with HAMAS and the FBI's terror plot, is there any reason to be concerned about these Tom…"