Monterey, CA

About Me:

I build robots.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

The hardware is very similar to my AUV needs.


Monterey CA

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Gerry Lichter commented on Nitin Gupta's blog post Turn Odroid into a Powerful Companion Computer for your Advanced Drone Applications with FlytOS!
Do you know if the Odroid XU4 can run OpenCL accelerated OpenCV code? I've had varying levels of success with ARM GPU compatibility..."
Mar 10, 2016
Gerry Lichter replied to E.S.'s discussion Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
"Maybe you could spoof the GPS signal with the output of a dedicated INS? Handle localization as a dedicated problem vs. trying to mix it in with your flight controller?

What sensors did you plan on using for navigation? Computer…"
Sep 23, 2014
Gerry Lichter commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post The new forums need YOU!
"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…"
Sep 29, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Announcing the next era at 3D Robotics
"VC isn't inherently evil. Some VC is interested in long term growth. I've never contributed a single line of code so I don't really see my opinion as carrying much weight.

I think we can look to Makerbot Industries as a pretty good indication of…"
Sep 29, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post The new forums need YOU!
":/ 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."
Sep 29, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on Bo Firetag's blog post HALE VTOL Design and Development
"This is a wild looking wing. Any inspiration from the Horten H.IV? It's one of my favorite designs.

I see you've moved the Props closer to center-line of the vehicle from some ealier concept images. What inspire this change if you don't mind me…"
Mar 19, 2013
Gerry Lichter replied to Jani Hirvinen's discussion Supported devices and connection problems in Andropilot Users Group
"ADK Compatible Devices I own:
Acer Iconia A100 2.3.4+
HTC Evo 3D 2.3.4+
HTC Evo V 4g 2.3.4+

Working USB OTG on Evo 3D with this ROM:
Mar 6, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on Al Lowrie's photo
Mar 6, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on PX4's blog post PX4FLOW Release
"Just picked mine up today! Looks great.

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…"
Feb 15, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post Project 'Volare' on Kickstarter
"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…"
Feb 10, 2013
Gerry Lichter commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New UAV game for Google Earth
"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.

Oct 2, 2012
Gerry Lichter commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Trash-collecting sub-drone design
Racial slurs have never been a good way to make friends in any of the professional environments I've worked in."
Jul 14, 2012
Gerry Lichter replied to George's discussion Crazy uneducated ideas and learning.
"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…"
Jul 8, 2012
Gerry Lichter commented on Tian's blog post Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say
"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…"
Jun 26, 2012
Gerry Lichter commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post MPU-9150 – world’s first 9-axis motion tracking device
"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.

Short of finding an SPI…"
Jun 14, 2012
Gerry Lichter commented on David Weaver's blog post Anti-drone capability
"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…"
Jun 10, 2012