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Micro-UAS controller features open, modifiable design

Micro-UAS controller features open, modifiable design
Gumstix announced a gen-2 micro-areal vehicle (MAV) controller based on its tiny gumstick-sized Overo COMs, and customizable via a free online design tool. The AeroCore 2 is an update to the original AeroCore controllerintroduced last Spring. Like some other hacker-oriented UAV…

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More Than 20 Drone Flights Investigated in D.C. Area in Recent Months

More Than 20 Drone Flights Investigated in D.C. Area in Recent Months
By Scott MacFarlane Washington, D.C.-area police have investigated more than 20 illegal drone flights near the city in recent months, including above some of the most sensitive and secure locations in the region, according to Federal Aviation Administration records obtained by…

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Photojournalist criticises police after being arrested as he used drone

Photojournalist criticises police after being arrested as he used drone
Ben Quinn A photojournalist has criticised police after he was arrested while flying a camera-equipped drone, and claimed it may be a taste of things to come, with thousands of the gadgets sold at Christmas. Eddie Mitchell, who works for…

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U.S. drone rules remain in the hangar in 2014

U.S. drone rules remain in the hangar in 2014
BY ALWYN SCOTT AND ROBERTA RAMPTON (Reuters) – The United States missed a year-end deadline for publishing new rules on remote-control aircraft, delaying an eagerly awaited step toward using drones in everything from farming to package delivery. Businesses have been clamoring for rules…

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About a year ago i set out to get a USV in the ocean and "sail" it to Hawaii and back. It has been a very educational year…

The end result has turned into a research platform that is intend to be used as a self-positioning buoy to monitor the ocean environment. The buoy will move to a specific area of the ocean and then drift with the current while monitoring takes place from the on-board instrumentation packages.

What will be monitored:

Weather (air temp, pressure, apparent wind speed and direction) Ocean Salinity, PH and Temp.

The platform will be powered by a 100AH LIFePO4 battery charged by a solar array.

I will post more updates/images in the arduboat section as time permits

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