Between You and I Podcast

I forgot to post on here that I’ve been helping with a new podcast. We have three episodes live so far and many more in the works. It’s not about UX, technology, or flying, it’s just people talking to people. Because everyone has a story to tell. If you’re one of those iOS device using people like so many of us you can subscribe via the Podcast app. or you can listen on the website And like always, I’m open to hearing your feedback.

Video from JJRC H12C

It was a little windy which is why it’s tipped against the wind most of the time it’s up there. The camera doesn’t have anything to help with vibrations so that’s why there’s some jello motion. Overall though it’s a nice little flying multirotor with camera. I haven’t stabilized it since I wanted to show what the raw video looked like.

Arduino and LIDAR

Because spinning lasers are just about the coolest thing you can add to your project.


There’s a short post up on DFRobot about new support forĀ RPLIDAR with ROS and Arduino. Which is pretty cool. I’d love to add this to my multicopter for improved crash avoidance. I mean anything to help avoid killing people with my whirling blades of death would be nice. Of course the LIDAR would be the most expensive single part of the vehicle.

I should also point out that ROS is really impressive, but most of my projects are based on MultiWii which is a much more lightweight robotics platform, designed for multi rotor aircraft. Most of my current builds are now based on MultiWii. I switched away from ArduPilot as they prices for preferred components started to rise.

I guess I should do a write up on my current build once it’s working and I haven’t lost any fingers.