Chris Anderson's Blog – December 2014 Archive (7)

AVC 2015 announced

Sparkfun just announced some details on the 2015 Autononomous Vehicle Competition. Key details

  • Sat, June 20
  • At the new Sparkfun HQ, not the reservoir where it was held for the past two years
  • Aerial is copter-only -- no planes
  • There will be a "no GPS" bonus, because GPS…
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Added by Chris Anderson on December 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Good-looking VTOL project on Kickstarter

This one looks pretty…
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Added by Chris Anderson on December 16, 2014 at 11:59pm — 33 Comments

Google Earth API depricated

From the Google Earth blog. This doesn't have an effect on the mobile GCSs, such as Droidplanner, but could affect some desktop GCSs that use the Google Earth (rather than Google Maps)…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 16, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

New Canadian UAV rules look like a great step forward

Bravo, Canada! Read more here:

Think safety first

More and more people are using unmanned aircraft for work or pleasure.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 10, 2014 at 10:26pm — 35 Comments

Reverse-engineering the Hubsan/Estes nanoquad radio

From Hackaday:

Just a few years ago, palm sized radio controlled toys were nothing more than a dream. Today, you can find them at every mall, toy store, and hobby shop. [Alvaro] couldn’t…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 10, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

NASA's Ikhana captured the stunning video of Orion's splashdown

From the Washington Post:

Countless people tuned in to watch America’s next manned spacecraft return to Earth — live,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 6, 2014 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

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