Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Unsorted Data

The main benefit of predator is that it means that SkyNet will be open source. On the downside, it looks like SkyNet will be very robust and difficult to stop.

Here is an excellent analysis of how to select an appropriate battery for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS).

Some comics for National Robotics Week.

An Egg-Bot contest.

I'm not sure what you need ±20,000°/sec for but this gyro can measure it.

Also, if you are in Boston you may be interested in The Flea at MIT this Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Even if it can measure 50,000 degrees/s, that means that 1 degree/s results in a difference of 50uV, since it is a 5V chip (voltage bias would be at 2.5V, thus 2.5/50000=.00005). So you better be measuring something with an extreme rotational rate and not care about the little changes.

I Heart Robotics said...

I wonder if they are intending it as a wheel encoder for cars/trucks. You could mount it inside the hubcap along with the tire pressure sensor and relay the data back via zigbee or something.