"One of these days I will be able to type a simple sentence without skipping a word or two. That should have been:
""Kicad/EasyEDA is a much better "thinking" tool than Eagle. Eagle is great if you already have the exact part as…"
"Kicad/EasyEDA is a much better "thinking" tool than Eagle. Eagle is great you already have the exact part in the library - all the footprints for all the versions - but I like the "make a schematic symbol first, worry about the…"
"@Tridge/Philip: If you are doing a board rev, consider taping out all three styles of(Pi/Beagle/Subset of Arduino R3) expansion header pads. Have the user add their own pin headers. An example of this with Pi/Arduino is here:…"
"It sounds (based on my read of some ICAO docs) like a QRP ADS-B transponder could be implemented (excluding antennae and battery) in the foot print of a QFP-32 and some surface mount components. It's the FCC/FAA/ICAO political & compliance…"
"Okay... Let's see.
USN ship in the background, probably a New Orleans class. Check.Secured area (port) in the background. Check.Security conscious people, including folks with guns who use terms like "FPCON Bravo Plus" and…"
"What is really impressive here is that the software automatically generated terrain features that were not obvious in the original pictures. Look at the feilds in both the three-d print and the color photographs."
"@Ott: *crickets* (quietly added to 'ignore in future' list)
Good article. I do agree that we are, at least from the viewpoint of the 'little guys,' looking at FAA and company trying to limit competition in the…"
"My memory about IR vs Visual is really shaky, and this might require a secondary sensor - or a camera capable of seeing both visual and IR - but isn't there a differential between water in visual and water in IR that you could trigger off of?"
"Had to create an account after at least two years of lurking to respond to this:
Tridge: I have never seen a more diplomatically put together "Excuse me? What? Allow me to educate you" open letter in my life. Bravo!"