Jacob Thomas
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APM2.5 as IMU with Raspberry Pi- I2c or UART

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Jee Jul 10, 2013. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I'm thinking about trying to use my APM2.5 and Raspberry Pi as just an IMU to measure pitch, roll, and yaw of a floating object. Has anyone tried interfacing the two with i2c or uart? I'd…Continue

Tags: i2c, imu, uart, pi, 2.5

Mission Planner 1.2.33 Auto WP GridV2 Shutter Triggers

Started this discussion. Last reply by george Feb 7, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi,I noticed when playing around with Mision Planner that there's an "Add Shutter Triggers" function on Grid V2. Has anyone played around with this? What do you use to trigger the camera? I have an…Continue

Tags: auto, waypoint, grid, trigger, shutter

Lidar for terrain-mapping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tristan Jul 17, 2017. 18 Replies

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/opinions/technical knowledge concerning terrain-mapping from a drone. I'm curious about it, but it seems like the only thing lidar is being used for is…Continue

Tags: Terrain Mapping, LIDAR


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I'm a 22-year-old student from Maine.

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UAV imaging.

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While some states are banning drones, Oklahoma is pushing them forward....and trying to dominate the industry.

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments



The title says it all.

Instead of being reactive and trying to go along with the "drones are scary" fad, Oklahoma is being proactive about the issue. They want to be a leader in the UAS industry, and are making steps…


Open-Source Cars

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:41pm 22 Comments

Something has been running through my head and I want to see what other people think. Am I the only one crazy enough to really want an open-source automobile? My background is in automotive, and I can see ardu-based (or something similar) hardware and software being easily integrated to cars. I just saw a Wired article on 3-D printing a car, and it got my brain spinning even more. Any…


HUGE NEWS FOR US!!! Drones (up to 25 pounds) Legal for U.S. Safety Agencies...as of today.

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 6:30pm 12 Comments

I don't know how many of you guys have seen this yet, but this is HUGE NEWS for us. No COA needed for drones up to 25 pounds, as long as it's being operated by a U.S. safety agency.

Check out the article that came out 2 hours ago on Bloomberg. …


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