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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Time lapse slider program on: May 16, 2014, 03:48:37 pm
I am not familiar with the 70d.  It's been years.  Perhaps it has a 3.5mm plug?  If not, it is easy to Google.  When I google I find more complex circuits.  Only a resistor is needed in series, and not even that is required to function.
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Time lapse slider program on: May 15, 2014, 08:08:31 pm
You can connect an Arduino pin directly to a modern Canon shutter.  Use a 1k resistor in series for safety.
3  Community / Bar Sport / Re: WM Robots is threatening a Lawsuit! on: May 10, 2014, 05:17:40 am
That's the funny thing about all this!  There is nothing useful or functional to steal!  Just in case I will not post the code, of course.  I really can't since I deleted it from my laptop.  Did I say something technical?  I was ordered not to post any technical details.  Please tell me if I slipped, and I will delete it.  The dates, price, bankruptcy are all guesses, not based on any software knowledge obtained during my employment.  My inside source will not be named, and his knowledge is purposely limited.  Any one of 100's of employees could see it fly in the warehouse.  Or should I say NOT fly!
4  Community / Bar Sport / Re: WM Robots is threatening a Lawsuit! on: May 09, 2014, 09:28:34 pm
I should clarify my pricing formula.  The retail cost should be AT LEAST development costs / units sold in the end.  If you can estimate the materials and labor costs, assuming 0 profit, you can calculate the minimum sales price.  Of course it would be much higher to make a profit.  This is not my area, but it's common sense?
5  Community / Bar Sport / Re: WM Robots is threatening a Lawsuit! on: May 09, 2014, 09:13:18 pm
cr0sh-  They WERE working for the military.  Now they appear to be attempting to move into the Retail Market.  I am not allowed to specifically list their new products, because I did sign an NDA.  I am being careful not to disclose any proprietary technical information.  I guess I'm allowed to talk about marketing, because my role at the company did not give me access to any of that type of inside information.  Is there any sentence that specifically concerns you for my legal safety?  If so I will delete it.
6  Community / Bar Sport / Re: WM Robots is threatening a Lawsuit! on: May 09, 2014, 09:05:51 pm
There's much more to this story coming soon.  I'll be hearing from their lawyers again.  I wish I could post all the code for you to read.  Maybe if you PM me I can share some of the funniest details.  It will be available soon enough if they follow the rules regarding GPLv3.  It will be very interesting to see how it flies when it's released to the stores next month or so.  The version I heard about recently does OK for about a minute, then it flips upside down, and goes full throttle into the ground.  Would love to be a Beta tester of that version!  My copter flies along a bike rider or skier, taking HD video as they move in a straight line.  The next version that I will finish in about a month uses RTK GPS to follow a subject along a curved path.  Staying within 30ft or any distance you choose.  I have developed a stick that you point like a mouse to show the flying robot where to go.  They told me I am not allowed to call it a Magic Wand, so I won't.  I'm looking forward to being served, and giving my deposition soon!  How will they find me in CA?

This will give you an idea of what we're making.  WM Robots can only dream of implementing these features this year.  First they have to learn to fly, like a baby bird leaving the nest for the first time.

http://nextlevelaerialfilming.com/#ui

Does anyone with Marketing experience want to join our new team?
7  Community / Bar Sport / WM Robots is threatening a Lawsuit! on: May 09, 2014, 10:45:47 am
They sent me a legal document accusing me of publicly posting their company secrets and proprietary technology, which is untrue...

The Software development team:
Bilal Malik
Serge Tsayuk
Christian Van Horn
Brian Fahey
Jeff Smith
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: First autonomous drone on: April 26, 2014, 08:28:16 am
I am making something very similar.  I'd like to watch your progress, and in exchange will keep you updated with mine.
9  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Determining location relative to arduino - 50yds or less on: April 26, 2014, 07:36:35 am
I am working on a similar project.  The initial positions are determined by the user, by pointing an IMU compass from one object to the other, as it moves.  With triangulation, the relative distance apart can be determined accurately.  Since one object is stationary, and the other has GPS, the distances and angle can be recorded for a few minutes before the GPS loses it's location by more than 2m.  Questions?  Want to work together?
10  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Help me name my Flying Robot? on: March 19, 2014, 02:48:13 pm
Thanks everyone!  I've narrowed the list to my top 10!
11  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Help me name my Flying Robot? on: March 18, 2014, 10:21:32 am
Excellent name!  You're allowed write-ins.  I will add it to the list, for when we vote internally.
12  Community / Bar Sport / Help me name my Flying Robot? on: March 18, 2014, 07:21:10 am
Which name should I choose?
13  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Collision avoidance on: February 11, 2014, 05:58:25 am
No, only 90 degrees, 1 image.  I have found a laser dot before years ago for a different project, in an image.

Great solution!  Unfortunately we have already designed the hardware.
14  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Quadcopter Follow me on: February 10, 2014, 08:55:25 pm
I don't see how Bluetooth can get me better than 30% of the actual distance in accuracy.  Angle too?  Links please?
15  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Quadcopter Follow me on: February 10, 2014, 08:48:28 pm
I will look into Bluetooth.  I may explain my 2 ideas later, after I hear some more creative thoughts?  The reflection from the laser is captured by a camera.
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