Chris Anderson's Blog – October 2007 Archive (4)

See DIY Drones on PBS tonight!

The mini-documentary on amateur UAVs that we were filming at our fly-in at the Alameda Naval Airstation earlier this year will be broadcast as the lead-off feature in Wired Science tonight, Wed Oct 24. It's 8:00pm in most markets, but check your local listings for

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 24, 2007 at 7:42am — No Comments

My labs incident makes the local paper

"Wired editor flies into security kerfuffle" reads the front-page article in the Contra Costa Times. Here's an excerpt:

"Not even the bucolic Berkeley hills are immune to security concerns in a post-Sept. 11 world, as the editor in chief of Wired magazine has discovered.

Chris Anderson, a 45-year-old Berkeley resident and aerial-reconnaissance enthusiast, sparked a minor security scare Sunday…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2007 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Lesson: Don't fly planes over secure National Labs!

I had the wackiest near-catastrophe this weekend. My kids and I were running aerial mapping patterns over the Lawrence Berkeley Labs cyclotron (which is very distinctive from the air) and testing some ISO settings on the Pentax A30. Because we were over a built-up area and had to hand launch and recover from a hillside, we…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2007 at 12:20pm — 8 Comments

How it's done: Australian UAV winner tells all

Check out this great post from the winners of the Australian amateur UAV contest--the guys at Dionysus Designs, a Chico, CA-based team who focus on advanced RC…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 5, 2007 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

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