John Hestness's Blog (5)


I laughed when I first saw these. Here is a picture of several pieces in a tictac box.  But on second thought they probably have a lot of uses and relevancy here on DIYdrones. There is a Kickstarter going on now.…

Added by John Hestness on November 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Airventure 2013

Interesting things I saw at the EAA Airventure event in Wisconsin this week.

Here is former GMA host David Hartman interviewing astronauts Chris Hadfield, Chris Ferguson, Charles Precourt, and Charles Duke.

Hadfield talked about space walking and his youtube video.  …


Added by John Hestness on August 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Lifehacker interview of Chris Anderson

Happen to run across this today.  Great interview and a look at the workshop!

Added by John Hestness on November 28, 2012 at 9:23pm — 20 Comments

Quick and Easy Rover

In between aircraft I built this rover.  It is a Traxxas Slash frame with a piece of 1/8" aircraft plywood on top for an electronics platform.  The plywood measures 16.5" x 6.5".  It was super easy to build.  In the next few days I will finish configuring the electronics, update and confirgure the software and test it out.  If anybody has any related tips or experiences they…


Added by John Hestness on April 4, 2012 at 8:21pm — 40 Comments

Free AI class possibly has Drone applications

I am just finishing the Intro to Artificial Intelligence free on-line class from Stanford.  There are probably many helpful things in this wonderful class taught by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun.  But I have to mention the Particle filter algorithm that can locate a vehicle in a previously mapped environment quickly and with minimal computation. …


Added by John Hestness on December 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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