YARB robotic blimp now available for purchase

Since posting our Google Android G1 control console for the YARB robotic blimp, there has been a fair amount of interest in an assembled version of the 66" blimp, so we have decided to make YARB available for purchase.Cost is $875, which is $200+ more than the cost of buying the various kit components, or equivalent to the cost of approx 8 BlimpDuinos , but some users are less DIY, and it is somewhat easier for us to support a fully assembled version.The YARB controller includes a 500MHz (1000MIPS) Blackfin processor, 1.3 megapixel camera with 3.6mm or 2.2mm lens, 802.11bg Wifi radio, motor and servo controllers for vectored thrust, and 800mAh battery + charger. Firmware is open source, and includes support for 4 Maxbotics EZ1 sonar modules and the Honeywell HMC6352 compass.For more information, visit -http://www.surveyor.com/YARB.htmlhttp://www.surveyor.com/blackfin/http://surveyor-corporation.stores.yahoo.net/yarobl.html
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  • 3D Robotics
    For those of you who aren't familiar with the Surveyor platform, it's super powerful and very expandable. Doing object recognition and visual navigation is not out of the question with this hardware. Much more capable than Blimpduino and worth the price if you want the the power.
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