SparkFun has quite a few GPS modules, but I prefer the EM406, because it uses the standard 5v power we're using on the dev board (as opposed to the EM408, which needs 3.3v) and has a handy red LED to show sat acquisition status (the 408 doesn't).
There are two difference between using the Parallax GPS module and a third-party… Continue
Just a quick note to call out Carl DeTorres, the Wired designer who did our new header and background graphics. (why didn't I have cool wallpaper like that when I was a kid?) We're still thinking about color choices and site architecture, so if you've got suggestions, please leave them in the… Continue
Harvard professor Robert Wood has demoed a robotic fly, which is the first to be both actually fly-sized and have a higher power/weight density than an real fly. From this good article about the project:
If you're interested in Parallax's powerful 8-core Propeller chips, which are a huge step up from the Basic Stamps, here's some good news: a kind soul named Jason Wood has uploaded to the Parallax… Continue
The following are links to code, tutorials and discussion on DIY Drones about autopilots for different embedded processors, onboard computers and operating systems. Leave a comment if you have a project that should be added here.
If you frequent RCGroups, you'll have encountered the wildly entertaining (and illuminating) near-daily posts of "Jack Crossfire", who's been chronicling his struggles in getting a very ambitious low-cost heli autopilot working. He has a site where you… Continue