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[http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=121 How to build a kite and instructions on hooking it up with LED's and an accelerometer.]
 
[http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=121 How to build a kite and instructions on hooking it up with LED's and an accelerometer.]
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[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=103130972748030172875.000470be8d7ec75e65490&ll=37.765321,-122.509317&spn=0.013774,0.021865&z=16 Ocean Beach, Stairwell #25]

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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.
  • 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.

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.

Locations

Ocean Beach, Stairwell #25

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