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Male


Location

Perth


About Me:

Mining and software engineer. Perth australia


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Hobby and to enter the outback challenge UAV comp in Australia.


Hometown:

Perth


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James masterman left a comment on Techpod Users
"That is great news Mark. I assume you will also be distributing the original kick starter orders (of which I am one)?"
May 28, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Techpod Users
"Thanks Wayne,
 
As you can probably tell, I'm very keen to get my Techpod in the air!
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Apr 18, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Techpod Users
"Sorry to keep harping on this, but is there any news on the Australian shipment front?
I haven't seen any shipping announcement in the last month. I may have missed it so would be grateful if someone can point me to it."
Apr 18, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Hi John which plane is that? Looks cool. 

I've used MinimOSD - it's very good when it works. The new "extra" firmware is very full featured. They are very easy to burn out, though. Most people seem to have problems if they power both sides of the b…"
Apr 6, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Techpod Users
"Anyone in Australia got theirs yet? I assume we will be a bit behind the rest as they are coming by ship.
 
Keeyen, I was planning on the same setup. I have the motor, battery, ESC, etc, etc. Just need the plane now!"
Mar 24, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"A stabilised camera mount is probably a good idea. Even in light winds roll stabilisation helps.

For comms, I've been using the RFD900 radios. These are a high power version of the 3DR radios. Should be fine for long range telemetry.

Google maps w…"
Mar 11, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Not sure where the best places to fly around Malaga are. Perhaps Hai can recommend a park or open area that would be suitable?"
Mar 11, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Sunday arvo test run sounds good assuming it's not too windy.
When we catch up it would be good to break this project down into key parts eg. Search method testing, detection algorithms and approach, camera selection, airframe, software requirements…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Thanks JB. The camera option and pass width/altitude is the key to all of this. Higher MP cameras will make automated detection more time consuming in an exponential way. Most object detection algorithms work on scaled down images. Still, I think we…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Thanks Hai for offering your offices for this meetup. I'll see you all at 10am sunday. 
@JB, the security cam I am using is a 600TVL model which gives around 0.4mp resolution after capture (720x576). It is also interlaced so you can basically halve…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"To illustrate my previous point about the size of Joe from the air. The attached image is from some software I wrote to capture analogue video streams. It's a frame of me taken from a downward pointing security camera in my plane earlier today. This…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Cool, I'm in Bayswater so not too far away. How about we meet at CopterCam HQ on Sunday morning say 10am? JB, Stephen, would that suit?"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Autonomous is of course the goal, but I guess it would be best to build up to that. Get a reliable manual find to make sure the camera and search strategy are working, then add autonomous object recognition on the returned imagery. "Joe" will just b…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"Sounds good JB. I hope I can have it "under control" :-). I'm free anytime this weekend so perhaps Sunday, when Stephen is back, would be good. Anyone have a room with a whiteboard where we can sketch out a few ideas. I'm happy to bring a few Matso'…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"@Stephen, I didn't mean to sound so negative in my last post. What I meant was that I am willing to commit to the OBC and will drop my other pet projects to do it. I am happy to work on coding and anything else that is needed.
We really need to get…"
Mar 10, 2013
James masterman left a comment on Western Australia
"I've been thinking long and hard about this one, I'd really like to enter, but the key is commitment, both mine and anyone else on the team. From the research I've done it will consume all spare time between now and the event, so if you have any oth…"
Mar 9, 2013
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