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EasyStar - Best Birthday Present Ever!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Harwood Nov 1, 2009. 2 Replies

 

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John Githens commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post NIXIE - Wrist Wearable Quad - Intel Make it Wearable $500,000 Contest Winner
"Link to a previous DIYD blog post about this product is here."
Nov 9, 2014
HeliStorm commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post NIXIE - Wrist Wearable Quad - Intel Make it Wearable $500,000 Contest Winner
"I saw this awhile ago, and gave it some thought. We currently have smart watches with processing power, Bluetooth, HD cameras, and sensors. In theory, if it can be done for a smart watch, then something could be built for an extremely small flight…"
Nov 8, 2014
Laurent Eschenauer commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post NIXIE - Wrist Wearable Quad - Intel Make it Wearable $500,000 Contest Winner
"Nice concept, but seems totaly unfeasible today. I wonder what other think about this one and if I miss some key technology that enables this. To me, the main issues are gonna be: - how to get a fram flexible enough to wrap around the wrist but that…"
Nov 7, 2014
Michael Zaffuto posted a blog post

NIXIE - Wrist Wearable Quad - Intel Make it Wearable $500,000 Contest Winner

Wear A Spy DroneFrom Wired, "Called Nixie, this diminutive drone weighs less than a tenth of a pound, but can capture HD images and sync with a smartphone"....In development phase, very nice concept.See More
Nov 6, 2014
Anish commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"@john would be interested if u manage to get hacking on paralella ;)"
Apr 17, 2013

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John Arne Birkeland commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"My bet is on this one. Should be arriving at my door shortly. - Zynq 7010 - FPGA + Dual Core ARM A9 @700Mhz - Epiphany Multicore Accelerator (16 cores @ 700Mhz) - 1GB RAM So on a small board you get ARM A9, FPGA and 16x multicore processing (at an…"
Apr 17, 2013
Jack Crossfire commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"The raspberri pi was cheap because it was slow.  It's the laws of physics again. "
Apr 17, 2013
Cliff-E commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"I'd like to see what they mean by low power consumption (and the weight!), cause the Pi isn't really low power compared to most MCUs."
Apr 16, 2013
Jay Oniell commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"Android-Linux-Arduino hate-hate-love"
Apr 16, 2013
johnkowalsky commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"That's what the next version of ardupilot should look like ;-)"
Apr 16, 2013
Noth666 commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"There are solutions quite fit for our purposes already, odroid-u2 for example, and there are variants of it with more connectors as well. But sure, more choice is better. I will probably go with a odroid-u2 as its the smallest with least redundant…"
Apr 16, 2013
Euan Ramsay commented on Michael Zaffuto's blog post UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out
"Very interesting. I must have missed this one. I'd like to see a variant that includes PC connectivity where possible, even if that's only USB. Being able to accept existing Adruino daughter boards would be good too - at the moment, I…"
Apr 16, 2013
Michael Zaffuto posted a blog post

UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out

Open source Hardware/Software:  Android-Linux-Arduino Single Board ComputerIiMX6 Quad Core A9 combined with Arduino Due atSAM3X8E = UDOOImagine the compute power available, possibly a hardware variant (minus the majority of the "pc" like connectors)powering your next autopilot - kalman, opencv etc, backed in under 40 hours in kickstarter.…See More
Apr 16, 2013
Michael Zaffuto commented on Christiaan van Vollenstee's blog post New Skywalker models coming
"@Stefan: X6 inspiration - Maybe the Alien (design by Daniel Walton circa 1975) :"
Mar 8, 2013
Michael Zaffuto commented on Celal ÖNEN's blog post New Turnigy 9XR Open Source RC
"9x's are never in stock, 9xr will be any better?"
Dec 24, 2012
Michael Zaffuto commented on Paul's blog post Maybe we will no longer need batteires soon ? Scientists unlock nature's hydrogen secrets!
Nov 9, 2012

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NIXIE - Wrist Wearable Quad - Intel Make it Wearable $500,000 Contest Winner

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 8:46pm 3 Comments

Wear A Spy Drone

From Wired, "Called Nixie, this diminutive drone weighs less than a tenth of a pound, but can capture HD images and sync with a smartphone"....In development phase, very nice…

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UDOO - Quad Core A9, Arduino Due DIY Horsepower Maxxed Out

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 4:58am 8 Comments

Open source Hardware/Software:  Android-Linux-Arduino Single Board Computer

IiMX6 Quad Core A9 combined with Arduino Due atSAM3X8E = UDOO

Imagine the compute power available, possibly a hardware variant (minus the majority of the "pc" like connectors)

powering your next autopilot - kalman, opencv etc, backed in under 40 hours in kickstarter.…

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Are Uthere?

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 3:54pm 4 Comments



Seen this in one of the latest R/C mags...

Claims to have flight modes to aid R/C beginners...

Fly by wire, Loiter, Autonomous Landing, Panic Mode

Doesn't appear to be open source..seems to have some familiar components though,



Pictures and Article:…

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Netduino - .NET Micro Framework Arduino Compatible Board

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 7:30pm 8 Comments

Powered by a 48 Mhz Atmel AT91SAM7X512 Free tools, all open source code and hardware .NET Micro Framework Event-based programming, multi-threading, line-by-line debugging, and breakpoints.

http://www.netduino.com/

Amazing price I think for only $34.95...mine is coming this Friday...new toys. This will bring a lot of high level programmers into the embedded world, I believe. What would…

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Invensense ITG-3200, World’s First Digital 3-axis Gyro available

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 8:30pm 13 Comments

I'm sure alot of us have been waiting with anticipation for this one.Let's get some samples and/or eval board and test its performance to determine applications that it may be suitable for.…

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At 10:44am on December 29, 2010, diego colonnello said…

hello sir! you are the owner of the www.uavdrones.com domain? jejejejejeje because of you i chose to get the .net and .org !!!!!!!!

 

Nice to meet you!!!

 

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