As Chris mentioned a few posts previously, we went to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire.  I really enjoyed myself and wrote up a trip report here.

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Comment by Mark Harrison on October 14, 2012 at 8:49pm

Perhaps the camera illusion

Yep, you're right about the camera effect.  Long focal length + long distance  = foreshortening.  The tell is the focus difference between the foreground and background.

Good job...

Thanks, I'll pass that along to the photographer!

Comment by Mark Harrison on October 15, 2012 at 12:06am

FWIW, here's another image showing the distance between the audience on the left (our right) and the quad on the right.  Never underestimate the photographic artistry of the charming Mrs. Harrison!

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on October 15, 2012 at 4:04am

Great outreach Mark & Chris, thank you for posting photos on the blogspot site.

What are the details of the small quad you are showing the young man (with the 'A's' cap)?

Chassis/frame looks like plywood (my favorite material). Motors? Controller?


Comment by Dany Thivierge on October 15, 2012 at 5:52am

Good job!  I know how tired you are now! :) 

These events are really fun, you are lucky that you have the great Chris Anderson to assist you explaining over and over the basics and sometime quite advanced questions. 

This is great for the hobby. 

Cant wait for my next maker faire. 

Comment by Mark Harrison on October 15, 2012 at 12:18pm

R.D., That's a Turnigy Micro Quad Frame.  I've got some notes, build log, and videos here:

I've flown it with KK and APM (just once).  It's currently kitted out with a MultiWii, but it's an old board and having accelerometer problems.

I really like it a lot.  It's small enough for living room flight, but has no problem outdoors. It helps if you've got eagle eyes though!  The frame is rather neat... it's fiberglass, with PCB traces for the battery and motor connections, so it's a super-tidy build.

There's a parts list in the build log.

Comment by R. D. Starwalt on October 15, 2012 at 5:59pm

Thanks Mark for the link and details.

It does look tidy and gives me ideas for home-brewing a quad that size.

I appreciate the information.



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