Fabio Varesano, creator of FreeIMU, dead at 28 :-(

Sad news from Hackaday:

Fabio Varesano, the man behind FreeIMU and Femtoduino, died of a sudden heart attack at the much too young age of 28. The RC helicopter/plane/drone and HCI/physical computing communities lose a great mind with Fabio‘s passing.

There is talk on the Dangerous Prototypes forum of continuing the development of FreeIMU, a project it seems Fabio worked on alone. We’d love to see someone pick up the reigns of the FreeIMU project, hopefully after doing a run of the current hardware and donating the proceeds to Fabio‘s family.

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Comment by Montana Harkin on January 14, 2013 at 10:46am

Sad news.  He had great ambition.  I never met him, but his videos, hardware, and code examples were very useful.

He'll be missed.

Comment by Jonathan Lederer on January 14, 2013 at 11:14am

I can't f***ing believe this. It seems like only yesterday we were exchanging emails regarding his project. What a shame. RIP my friend.


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Comment by Sam Kelly on January 14, 2013 at 11:37am


Comment by Cosha on January 14, 2013 at 12:13pm

Sad news! Heaven just bagged themselfs a great chap!

Comment by Dany Thivierge on January 14, 2013 at 1:16pm

oh no.... he was only 28!  How can that happen?

Sad news indeed.

My condolences to his family and friends.


Comment by Sandro Benigno on January 14, 2013 at 1:20pm

Man... I got sad with this.
He was a guy with so great passion and so enthusiastic.
Fabio didn't pass in blank. Definitely he left his footprint on this land.

Comment by Mark Colwell on January 14, 2013 at 2:33pm

I read this with great sadness, RIP Fabio, FreeIMU will live !

Comment by Roberto Navoni on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm

We doing this picture in Tourin this summer. Fabio , Jussi ( Autoquad) , Ciskje (BaronPilot) Me and Jhoexp , was a great day , we enjoy to fly with our quad ... It's incredible what happen to Fabio :( He was a great guy :)

We try to understand how we can continue to support his project ... CIAO FABIO ... Un grande Amico ... e compagno di avventure !!! . We choose the barometer for APM 2.0 and VBRAIN with Fabio .... He liked enjoy with new sensor.



Comment by baris alp on January 14, 2013 at 3:08pm

Allah rahmet eylesin .

Comment by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk on January 14, 2013 at 3:11pm

Very sad to hear this... :-(

Long live freeIMU!


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