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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Got Drones?
Max The Magnificent   12/18/2014 10:10:41 AM
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@collin0: If they could make the project open source, I would like to DIY.

I'm sure there must be some open-source drone designs out there ... so much to do, so little time to do it all in...

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Re: Got Drones?
collin0   12/17/2014 11:36:20 PM
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I ever worked in a company which develop such drone that much bigger than Zano. If they could make the project open source, I would like to DIY.

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What I really want
MeasurementBlues   12/17/2014 3:05:49 PM
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Not a drone, but a schlepper.

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Re: Clockwork Orange
Max The Magnificent   12/17/2014 9:34:49 AM
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@Ian: Sad to see that Warren Clarke, who played droog "Dim", passed away last month. No more "Dalziel".

Sad indeed -- I still think of them all as the young men in the film -- strange to think of them as growing old (sad face)

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Clockwork Orange
Ian Johns   12/17/2014 1:34:00 AM
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Yes a great film.

Sad to see that Warren Clarke, who played droog "Dim", passed away last month. No more "Dalziel".

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What I really want is...
mithrandir   12/17/2014 12:13:46 AM
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I always wanted to do a quadcopter project from scratch but it never took off. I bravely went through some of the existing material scattered on the web but the it seemed a little too murky for an amatuer in mechanical structures. The stability equations scared the hell out of me!

So I'm putting my sights on a simpler balancing bot(along the lines of Balanduino) which can go around and serve tea(maybe add a Jeeves tone "Very good, sir"). Recently discovered that my office had a 3d printer as well! Any tips on how to start off with the mechanicals?  

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Re: Drongo
antedeluvian   12/16/2014 5:40:17 PM
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Max

and it came from an amazing book -- well worth reading if you only saw the film.

The book became a "must read" amongst my peers at school, several years before the movie. I remember attempting to make a dictionary. I must say that I think I found the movie's treatment of the violence more disturbing than the book. Perhaps because it was visual.

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Re: Drongo
Max The Magnificent   12/16/2014 5:04:22 PM
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@antedeluvian: I thought the word "drongo" came from "Clockwork Orange". Turns out that's a "droog".

Stick around kid and I'll teach you a few things LOL

Clockwork Orange was an amazing film -- and it came from an amazing book -- well worth reading if you only saw the film.

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Drongo
antedeluvian   12/16/2014 4:02:35 PM
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Max

I thought the word "drongo" came from "Clockwork Orange". Turns out that's a "droog". So I looked up "drongo". You have to have doubts about a dictionary(Urban Dictionary) that defines a word:

Australian slang: A "no-hoper" or fool. Derives from a racehorse of that name in the 1920's that never one a race out of 37 starts.

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Got Drones?
Max The Magnificent   12/16/2014 2:49:20 PM
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Do you have a drone? If so, which one? Is it best to build your own from the ground up -- or to simply get something off-the-shelf?



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