I have finished my Master's Degree, and so I have to return all of the planes and paparazzi hardware which the school bought for my project. So I have begun working on my next project. So far I have purchased a cheap ($100 receiver ready + 2 free lipos!) 2 meter electric glider from Hobby City
so that I can continue to fly. If it has enough space in the fuselage, then I may add an autopilot to it later. The glider will keep me flying, so my thumbs won't get too rusty.
I am planning to rebuild my little ground robot, and I am going to give it a 6 DOF IMU. I found that Pololu(also available from sparkfun for similar price) sells a triple axis accelerometer
for only $18 and 300deg/s gyros
for only $29. So I can build a full 6 DOF IMU for only $110. So I have ordered 3 of the gyros and the accelerometer, and I am planning to build the IMU and run it on my little ground robot for a while until I have the IMU figured out. I am planning to use an arduino to process the IMU data.