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MikroKopter - HexaKopter

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Articles Diy Gps Hardware Open Source
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

Love this demo video of the MikroKopter. The GPS integration in the device is slick, and I love that it’s an open source, DIY device. The parts aren’t even all that expensive considering what they are, but as a project it’s still a little too pricey and time consuming for me to tak on right now.

Take a look at the video through the link, and I guarantee you will be impressed. I also wouldn’t be surprised to find you browsing the MikroKopter wiki afterwards, scheming and planning on how you will build your own.


Riding the Mastodon
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Articles Personal Social Media Twitter Mastodon Open Source
Reader, I did it again. I joined another social network. I know, I know. I should know better, right? But this time feels different. There’s something special about this one. Maybe it’s simply the contrast from Facebook and Twitter that makes it so appealing, but I can’t help but feel there is great promise in Mastodon.
The Go Programming Language
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Articles Development Go Language Google Open Source Programming
Google has released their own programming language, appropriately named Go. I haven’t had time to dig deeply into this yet, but I’m seeing some interesting stuff that I like such as fast compilation, garbage collection, easy to read syntax, built in support for multicore machines and of course an open source BSD-style license.
Mmm… Open Source Beer
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Articles News Open Source Beer
Seriously, a group of young gentlemen have developed a recipie for beer incorporating guarana which counters the drowsiness you feel when you drink beer. They have released the recipie under the Creative Commons license as an experiment to discover what happens when you use the open-source model on a real-world product like beer.