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Gender

Male


Location

Logan, UT


About Me:

I'm an R&D Engineer for Bully Dog Technologies. (www.bullydog.com) I graduated from Utah State University in December 2010.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

While in school, I was the UAV team captain and an undergraduate research assistant researching applications for small UAVs. Loved it so much it has become a hobby! I have a blog about my hobbies that I just started. yeahididthis.blogspot.com Not much up there yet but there will be soon.


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Johnathan Nielsen commented on RC Tech.se's blog post The search for the holy grail..eh bowl
"My team went as far as using a kitchen bowl as a mold for composites for our octorotor at one point :)  They are a nice find."
Feb 28, 2012
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Check out this open access robotics journal
"Nice what an awesome resource.  I've already found 4 or 5 books on that site as well on various things that interest me.  Excellent find.  I hope more such things keep showing up."
Jan 24, 2012
Johnathan Nielsen replied to Ersin Acar's discussion XBee + XtreamBee + FTDI Basic Breakout = Problem ?
"It seems to me you are missing some wires. If you look at this picture from the DIY drones store of the breakout board for Xbee they are using all of the wires there:



I have used Xbee before but not with in this set up. I just bought the USB…"
Nov 16, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New all-in-one gyro/accel/mag chip from Invensense
"Give it 6 months and someone will have one with a magnetometer as well..."
Nov 9, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New all-in-one gyro/accel/mag chip from Invensense
"Wow that seems pretty sweet. I hope it is cheap and accurate as well. I'll be looking in to this for sure."
Nov 9, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen posted a discussion
Hello everyone,I just installed Arduino on ubuntu and downloaded the newst version of the Arduimu code but I get an error when I compile it.I haven't changed anything just unzipped and compiled.  These are the errors that I…
Oct 28, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Bryan's blog post Airspeed
"Hey Bryan,
I was trying to take a look at your Windspeed Algorithm spread sheet to see how you are doing it. It seems to only be numbers. Would you be willing to share some more info on that with me?"
Aug 3, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post T3-Round 8: The egg-drop round!
"A few guys dropping eggs from UAVs isn't going to ban the hobby unless they do it in highly populated areas which shouldn't be flown in anyways. I believe we are all adults and should be able to do things safely."
Jul 29, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen posted a discussion
So I am planning on using the ArduIMU(flat) and still want to use the airspeed sensor.  I don't want to buy the shield.  I can't seem to find anything on just using a stand alone airspeed sensor with the ArduPilot.  I'm sure it can be done since the…
Jul 29, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Lew Payne's blog post Drone Fish (AUV fish) Lead Real Fish to Safety
"So I just need to buy one of those instead of a fishing pole."
Jun 10, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen posted a discussion
Has anyone done anything with out using GPS.  Before you criticize me and ask why I would ever want to do that...I want to use the ArduPilot to power a small submarine where GPS is not readily available.  I've been reading documentation and it seems…
Apr 28, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Can it actually be true that the Wasp MAVs cost $291,000 each???
"Let's also remember when the government has something budgeted for x amount of dollars that is what they spend. No more, no less."
Apr 7, 2010
Johnathan Nielsen commented on Harald Molle's blog post Ardupilot goes into the water Part 3
"This is similar to a project I'm thinking of using the ArduPilot for...all out submarine. I want to take underwater images and map lakes."
Apr 2, 2010