Shannon Morrisey's Blog – February 2012 Archive (5)

Supersonic UAV School Project Graduates into a Business

A University of Colorado Asst. Professor is transitioning his GoJett Supersonic UAV project into a business.

From University of Colorado News:

"The UAV is intended to shape the next generation of flight experimentation… Its…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 24, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Industrial Robot Porn

I met some new industrial robots in the flesh at ATX West (Automation Technology Expo).  Nothing particularly groundbreaking here, but the speed and dexterity of the latest generation is remarkable (many were too fast for my phone's camera frame rate). There were a ton of these 4 and 6-axis delta robots (ones with 3 skinny steel arms). Also saw…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 15, 2012 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Top-Heavy Airborne Pyramids for Improved Stability

Fascinating NYU experiment reveals surprising data on fluid-dynamics for top-heavy airborne structures.  

From ScienceMag (video) via Wired…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 8, 2012 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

Congress Passes UAV Bill

The flying robot equality bill aims to end prejudice inside heavily segregated FAA airspace, among other things.

From The Washington Post:

"The FAA is also required under the…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 6, 2012 at 5:10pm — 17 Comments

Android App for Controlling Arduino via Bluetooth

ArduinoCommander is a sweet new Android app for controlling Arduino with a Bluetooth shield. 

From Android Market:

"Control your Arduino board from your Android device via Bluetooth using WYSIWYG…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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