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sometimes the needs of the many…

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series DronePlay

Just as they are designed to do, the feet sacrificed themselves for the preservation of the collective when the noob pilot chopped the throttle in a panic – why haven’t I gotten the LIDAR...


…that’s why we do these tests…

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series DronePlay

Version 3 is airborne!     …version 2 will always be in our hearts, and never spoken of again… (queue somber oboe music)       A stable morning loiter test:  


Flying Pi, Anyone???

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series DronePlay

This Pi can fly! I’m planning a detailed article on the construction of this fabulous flugzoig, but in the meantime, here’s a quick summary: It’s a Pi2 running ArduPilot under the Navio real-time kernel, with...


Crotalus Atrox, I presume…

        I believe this patient, predatory observer of our sunset ambulation to be a Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake. According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, this stealthy slitherer is responsible for...


5 miles, and boy are my arms tired!

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Florida 2015

  ya gotta wonder just how sapien it is for a whimpy, toothless primate to enter the food chain in Florida’s water ways, wearing nothing but a colorful candy shell… Shortcode: