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After transmitter configuration, I installed the APM Planner application, available for download here Before proceeding, it's important to added an exception to Windows Firewall to allow inbound UDP packets sent on port 14550. I connected the battery to the TrainingSphere and I was able to see realtime telemetry, as shown in the video. A side note: for some reason I had no time to investigate,  the "-A" option of the ArduCopter command is not able to resolve a computer name. For this reas ...
Just a few days remain in the Sci Fi Your Pi design challenge, and the challengers are starting to enter the final phazes of their projects.  In this week’s Design Challenge weekly summary, I am going to feature three updates from the  Sci Fi Your Pi challenge that I thought were exceptionally well done. Additionally, the Vertical Farming Design Challenge is up and running and gaining momentum with each passing day. Stay tuned for a couple of my favorite updates from that challen ...
The finish line is growing ever closer for the Sci Fi Your Pi design challenge, and while some projects are still deep in the development phase, others are surging ahead, and spawning small project offshoots that are proving to be very educational.  The Vertical Farming Design Challenge, is now in full swing, and I am loving all of the effort and ideas that each contestant is putting into their project. Were seeing everything from Ferris wheel styled farms, to highly intelligent hydroponics ...
With just 20 days left in the Sci Fi Your Pi design challenge, some of the projects are really starting to shape up. In this week’s Design Challenge weekly summary, I am going to only cover one project update from Sci Fi Your Pi, and highlight a few of the projects that are already getting started in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge. So sit back, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy the show!     Sci Fi Your Pi Design Challenge    This week we only saw a pair of updat ...
Another week has passed and that means that its time for another Sci Fi Your Pi design challenge weekly summary. Over the last seven days we have seen some great progress from the Sci Fi Your Pi challengers, and as we enter our last four weeks of the challenge, the judges have been announced. Additionally, the contestants have been announced for the Vertical Farming Design Challenge.   Sci Fi Your Pi Design Challenge    This week we saw project updates from Meditech, PiDesk, Esc ...