Chris Anderson's Blog – March 2010 Archive (27)

Blimpduino update: code and documentation tweaks

A quick update on Blimpduino: We've temporarily run out of stock at the DIY Drones store but there are plenty at the Maker Shed, where you can buy them at the same price (it's a very cool store--spend some time there!). We've got some components incoming, and I expect to have them…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 7, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Podcast/Livechat tomorrow (Sunday) night with Sparkfun's Nathan Siedle, 9:00 PST

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Tomorrow night we'll do podcast #19, which everyone… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on March 6, 2010 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Micropilot only now gets a 4Hz GPS

We don't talk much about the older commercial autopilots here much, but I was amazed to see the above in my inbox yesterday. The Micropilot 2128g, which is a staple with the university crowd, has only just now upgraded to the 4 Hz uBlox GPS that we in the open source world have been using for years.…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — 16 Comments

New $50 PIC prgrammer from Sparkfun. Will it work with the UAVDevBoard?

Another PIC programmer option from Sparkfun, perhaps an alternative to the dubious PICkit III. The $49 Cana Kit says it is "100% compatible with Microchip's MPLAB IDE, and the PICkit 2…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 4, 2010 at 1:15pm — 8 Comments

ArduPilot 2.5 manual now on the Google Code wiki

With all the changes and improvements in ArduPilot 2.5, we decided to redo the manual as a wiki on the project's Google Code site. As with all wikis, it's a work in process, but it's now good enough that we have retired the old manual. All the manual links should now point to the wiki.…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2010 at 1:18pm — 7 Comments

T3 Round 5 deadline moved to March 14th

Due to crappy weather over the past month, not enough people have been able to do their T3 Round 5 (virtual Sparkfun competition) runs. So we're going to extend the deadline to Sunday, March 14th, at 12:00 midnight PST, giving you two more weekends to do your runs. This is an easy one, so let's get some more times out there!

Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

DIY Drones now at 8,000 members!

Today we hit another milestone, with 8,000 members. Over the past year traffic on DIY Drones has grown more than 4x,…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

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