In the World of the High Tech Redneck, the Graybeard is the old guy who earned his gray by making all the mistakes, and tries to keep the young 'uns from repeating them. Silicon Graybeard is my term for an old hardware engineer; a circuit designer. The focus of this blog is on doing things, from radio to home machine shops and making all kinds of things, along with comments from a retired radio engineer running from tech, science or space news to economics; from firearms to world events.
I though I knew a little about aerodynamics. I was wrong.ReplyDelete
A very good example of how power-to-weight trumps everything else!ReplyDelete
That reminds me of a musical etude with lots of double stops - you marvel at the skill it takes, even if the performance isn't what you'd normally think of as classically graceful.ReplyDelete
Think what you could do to the discipline of jackbooted thugs by flying near them that way. Heh.
Arduino pilot = drone hardware/software for RC planesReplyDelete
Arduino Copter = same for quadcopters, hexecopters. not sure about the regular kind.
Arduino Rover (?) - there is software for RC controlled cars - can be scaled up to any size, the biggest I have seen is about the size of a riding mower.
These provide for self-directed hovering/orbiting. Plotting routes via waypoints, etc. Cost for off-the-shelf quadcopter drone is less than 1000 bucks. Arduino is about 30 bucks, and the software is open source.
Welcome to the future.
The attraction is the way the guy can fly that thing. The technology is commodity level.ReplyDelete
I would have sworn a few laws of physics were being broken there, except that actually breaking them is impossible.