Scott Plunkett
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What would you build??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Demartini Oct 17, 2011. 3 Replies

I have an extra Arduino Mega (2560), and have been wanting to continue (reboot) the work that had previously been done on the ArduStation Mega.  I have a 2.8" color touchscreen that I am going to use…Continue

Did I read this wrong??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Apr 5, 2010. 1 Reply

The other day I was reading one of the posts and read something about one of the newer versions of the ArduPilot software parsing and using NMEA 0183 sentence strings rather than running in a binary…Continue

InertiaDOT

Started this discussion. Last reply by automatik Sep 18, 2009. 1 Reply

This may beold news..but I just saw it and they mention DIY Drones and Bill Premerlani and the IMU Dev Board specifically...so cool...…Continue

Web and other Research Resources

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Sep 6, 2009. 2 Replies

I admit it, I am a pack rat...of sorts...I have a real tendency to want to accumulate knowledge and information on particular subjects. Recently I have been truly picking over the interwebs for all…Continue

 

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About Me:
Just a hobbyist, looking for difficult projects to try out.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been building drones for a few years now, and love all of the small ancillary electronics projects that it requires. Also, the mathematics is incredible as well.
Hometown:
North Richland Hills, Texas

Scott Plunkett's Blog

Faro Focus 3D Scanner - Still a bit large, but 3D Scanners are getting smaller and smaller.

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:14pm 4 Comments

This is a 3D scanner from Faro.  Spec sheet and brochure and videos can be found at the distributor web site ATS.  This is a video of the scanner on a Lego trolley, so how long until we have something this good on a quad for automated object avoidance and landing???  Engadget article can be found…

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New meaning for the phrase "Don't Mess With Texas;" Texas Sheriff's office receives weaponizable drone, alarms local news station

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:03pm 18 Comments

Saw this on the news, and then read about it today on engadget as well.  Interesting points - 50 pound chopper, to be used primarily for surveillance, but also weapons capable.  Local 2 News has a tendency to blow things out of proportion, and they clearly wanted to sensationalize this, but the technology does raise some interesting privacy issues that may need to be…

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Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:50am 19 Comments

Hands-on video over at engadget about this hardware from Rotor Concepts.  Interestingly they cite a max. altitude of 2000 feet...where are they getting their permits??? {-Just a thought}  I'd love to see a hardware breakdown on…

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At 9:22am on April 21, 2010, tshado said…
Hello Scott,

I sent 2 private messages and didn't get any response from you.
I would still like to be a member of the workspace to design/build an UAV airplane by the community.
Has the workspace begun ?
What has already been done for the design of this UAV airplane ?
Can you please explain me how to join and participate ?

Best regards,
Jean-Claude

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