Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Drones at Winston Salem Project Night August 19


Some months ago, we gave PYPTUG members the choice: Flight or Invisibility. Which superpower would you choose?

Well, it was really more of a choice between a high altitude balloon flight in near space and a stealth drone. Of course the HAB won, and the rest is history as they say as #NSC01 became the first HAB flight to include a computing cluster of Raspberry Pi. (Imagine a beowulf cluster of... nevermind)

We will continue to provide assistance to students and schools in the area interested in launching experiments into near space, and we will be discussing this at this meeting. Stay tuned for more details.


So, we've already been discussing some details of the type of things we want to do with drones, and stealth (invisibility) is not at the top, actually.

We are starting our official DRONE project on the 19th. Collision avoidance is one aspect that is gaining a lot of momentum with the group, but there is more to it. We invite anyone interested in T copters, quadcopters, drones, UAVs, logistics, regulations, machine learning, computer vision, GIS etc. And If you have hardware you think might be useful, do bring it.

As always, plenty of projects to work on, mentoring available and interesting conversations. 


This meeting will be on Wednesday, August 19 at 6pm in the Dash room at Inmar:



635 Vine St,
Room 1130H "Dash"
Winston-Salem, NC


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