rmackay9

Member Since: October 13, 2008

Country: Japan

Profile

Spoken Languages

English, Japanese

Programming Languages

Visual Basic, Java, C, C++

Universities

McGill University

Interests

electronics, programming, snow boarding

Websites

www.uavjapan.com

  • News - AVC 2014 Course Preview | about 6 days ago

    Thanks for the preview. My aerial vehicle is under constuction and I’ll be going for the balloons.

    Having the link to the balloons on amazon is a great help, it’ll allow us competitors to tune the image recognition code ahead of the competition and it’ll be important to get it very accurate because the balloons are really very small.

  • News - AVC 2014: Bots, Copters, … | about 2 months ago

    Will the balloons be replaced after I pop them? It’d be a shame if I pop them all on my first run and nobody else even gets a shot at them. :-)

  • News - AVC 2014: Bots, Copters, … | about 2 months ago

    Fantastic! I’ll be there with my copter. I really like the balloon addition to the course!

  • News - Check out the LIDAR-Lite … | about 2 months ago

    The PulsedLight guys were good enough to send me one of their prototype sensors so I attached it to my ArduCopter and it’s my copter that appears at the end of the above video.

    ArduCopter is open source of course, so if you’re interested in seeing the source code to interface with the sensor you can find it here: .h and .cpp.

  • News - Announcing AVC 2014! | about 6 months ago

    I’m really looking forward to it. Go crazy with the difficulty for VTOLs. We’re up for any challenge. image recognition, object avoidance, inverted flight, follow the leader..whatever you want.

  • News - Enginursday: The Spark Ar… | about 7 months ago

    Ah, great costume! i thought that was a multicopter accident for a moment it looks so real!

  • News - AVC 2013 recap | about 11 months ago

    I really enjoyed competing this year in the aerial competition. The quad pictured above is mine (Japan Drones). I put together a video mostly focusing on the quads. It can be found here

  • Product CLS-11069 | about 2 years ago

    I’m really disappointed about the quad/heli rule because I was planning to bring my heli this year. I totally understand the safety concern but how about changing the venue, maybe put some pilons up in a field and hand-out those big red bats so people can ward them off if they get too close?

  • News - Arduino Cake! | about 3 years ago

    super awesome!
    There’s a lot o' love expressed in that cake!

  • Tutorial - Sensor Interfacing | about 3 years ago

    I used the inline resistor method and I’ve found that at least with one sensor (ADNS3080) and using an Arduino ATMeg1280, that the 10k resistors on the SCK and MOSI pins were too large. This sensor I was using apparently had internal pull-up resistors (also of 10k) and it meant that the arduino was unable to properly control the voltage. To fix the problem I had to use 1K resistors on SCK and MOSI pins and then it all worked great!

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