Get yer Dev Kit while its hot.
What technology does leapmotion use (is it imaging? a theramin?)
I'm not sure, but they promise uber-kinect like performance ; ie minority report handwaving;
but ultimately, if it creates a depth map at that size, shape, and cost…Continue
DataSheet offers little in the way of gyro stability or…Continue
If you've used the Arduino enough to understand its shortcomings, or perhaps even dared to mention them alloud, be cheered, the gods have heard your prayers - and yes Omilex has been making devboards and breakouts long enough to be a god. This new Arduino…Continue
This is an interesting board - perhaps most interesting is the approach to driver-based sensors in the…Continue
New at Mouser, This module needs an antenna.
For some reason, this weeks Electronics Goldmine flyer had only one dish on the menu: Geiger Counters. Would you like them in the rain or on a train? I have to say though, flying a Geiger Counter is a practical application for small UAV which cannot be accomplished by manned…Continue
This is a Current (And Airspeed) Sensor for $1.45.
I raised this question a while back, and was reminded again by the Post below which asks how to stuff all of this into a small box. (Beautiful Glider)
Small planes should remains a primal focus because they reduce the real and regulatory risks and allow broader participation in more fields/parks,…Continue
Bill Gates and Paul Allen moved to Albuquerque (~1975?) to write Software for the MITS Altair 8800, but 10 years earlier MITS cofounder Forest Mims III aka "god" in electronics hobbyist parlance, was working at this desk on sophisticated electronics for .... Drones.
Well, ok, maybe just model rockets, but hey this is 1966. Who would have though that a rocket launchable "Blinky"…Continue
Added by bGatti on December 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Natural gas leaked out of a PG&E pipeline in San Bruno, CA, killing an unknown number. Clearly the Buried Natural Gas infrastructure is beginning to age. Only UAV's can reasonably fly low enough in neighborhoods to create a map of NG concentration. I…Continue
Added by bGatti on August 4, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments
on his Sunday CNN Show, Fareed Zakaria recommended this book and said it was relevant to the modern discussion of Ideas as Property (Patents). I should very much like to hear the perspective of DIY thinkers on the relative merits of Idea ownership, Idea sharing, and how they might reform the current Patent system. Is it still a tool for social mobility - and impetus for the Industrial revolution - as it was for Watts and his Steam engine - or has it been…Continue
Just reviewing… Continue
PCB Boards are Cool, but the Holy Grail for robotics are the Kapton Flex Circuits which are both wire and circuit in one.
Using This Material, I was able to CNC a single-sided SMD circuit…Continue