Jacob Thomas's Blog (3)

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



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…


Added by Jacob Thomas on March 27, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Open-Source Cars

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…


Added by Jacob Thomas on February 27, 2013 at 12:41pm — 22 Comments

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

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. …


Added by Jacob Thomas on May 14, 2012 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
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