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== Project Ideas ==
 
== Project Ideas ==
  
* Attaching lights for night flying.  It would be awesome to try to illuminate the tail on a dual-line stunt kite.
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* Attaching lights for night flying.  It would be awesome to try to illuminate the tail on a dual-line stunt kite. (Maybe EL wire would be a good candidate for this?)
  
 
* Microprocess + accelerometer + RGB LEDs on the leading edge of a stunt kite.  We can program it to change the color pattern as the g-forces increase, when it goes into a steep turn or loop.  Or maybe a speaker, and have the kite scream when diving?
 
* Microprocess + accelerometer + RGB LEDs on the leading edge of a stunt kite.  We can program it to change the color pattern as the g-forces increase, when it goes into a steep turn or loop.  Or maybe a speaker, and have the kite scream when diving?

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Project Ideas

  • Attaching lights for night flying. It would be awesome to try to illuminate the tail on a dual-line stunt kite. (Maybe EL wire would be a good candidate for this?)
  • Microprocess + accelerometer + RGB LEDs on the leading edge of a stunt kite. We can program it to change the color pattern as the g-forces increase, when it goes into a steep turn or loop. Or maybe a speaker, and have the kite scream when diving?
  • Aerial photography. There was a group at MakerFaire selling camera rigs for large single-line kites. Designing a rig of our own might be a fun shop project, too.
  • Building our own kites. We can easily find patterns, and we have a sewing machine upstairs, near the electronics lab.
  • Kite buggies - tricycles pulled by kites

Topics to cover

Basic kite maintenance

Places to fly

People

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Useful Links

How to build a kite and instructions on hooking it up with LED's and an accelerometer.

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