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Robert

Member Since: June 23, 2008

Country: United States

  • To add one more link to a related project: The high-altitude glider project should be of interest to you guys. They tied an R/C plane to a balloon, sent it into the stratosphere, and the plane then glided back to earth on autopilot.
    http://members.shaw.ca/sonde/

  • Wow, I really hate that 500-character limit. Can’t you at least increase that to 750 or so? I’ve run into that a few times now, and I’m usually no more than 100-150 chars over.

  • That’s a bad article, but the problem is real - and not just for the military. Crap parts are sold as new ones and you never know how much they have been abused, etc.
    Another story that’s currently a big concern is chips that contain some evil payload in addition to their intended function. These could phone home, cease to work when told to do so, etc. I’m not sure if this would actually be feasible, but DARPA is spending a lot of money to develop the means to detect that kind of thing.

  • A USB scope! I want one! I’ve actually thought about building one with the Arduino, but obviously that would be rather limited. I’d definitely be interested in that.
    Some cheaper wireless options for networking Arduinos would be great. I don’t know how feasible that is, but $120+ just to replace a cable is kind of expensive.
    A “weather shield” would also be neat that fits on the Arduino and that has the same sensors as the USB Weather Board - would be cheaper and more hackable.

  • I kind of liked the previous layout. It looked good, but had that certain workshop smell to it. It had a personality. The new one is a bit too clean and too white in comparison. I also agree with Yury, some of the collapsible things don’t make much sense.

No public wish lists :(