Jack Crossfire's Blog – June 2008 Archive (2)

XBee price increase

XBee Pros have been raised from $32 to $36. Feel like a fool for not buying more at $32, although the direct store still has some. Still have 2 $32 modules from last year. The higher priced model is the XBee ZB ZigBee PRO Series 2 supporting "more dense mesh networks". Maybe it even has Techron to clean your speed controller.

In 5 years these obsolete modules will be $65. Should buy some paperclips. The next bull market is paperclips I tell U.

The good news is a new 900Mhz… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on June 21, 2008 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

uBlox5 the enabling technology

uBlox 5 is an enabling technology as far as navigation is concerned. We're going to see amazing things in cheap autonomous rotorcraft because of it. Optical flow may actually be knocked out by uBlox5 & the former complexity required to damp velocities is gone.

Have 2 videos of the uBlox 5 controlling position in the wind. This is of course, totally electronic stabilization without flybar.…


Added by Jack Crossfire on June 1, 2008 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

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