[Space] [Noisebridge-discuss] Yuri's Night Noisebridge presence

Gian Pablo Villamil gian.pablo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 01:07:21 PDT 2010


There is a somewhat active hacker community around Spykee, and there  
have been some very successful hacks using the user-controllable LEDs  
to control pan and tilt controls. The Spykee iPhone app is open  
source, lots of useful info there.



On Mar 22, 2010, at 6:18 AM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> I have the Spykee in hand and I am fairly confident that  
> modifications can be made.  That's what we do, after all.  Your  
> ideas sound pretty neat.  Since Meredith is taking the point on  
> getting us in there, I think that part should be covered.
>
> We probably will need a better antenna.  I don't know of Jonathan  
> Moore has been keeping up on this discussion or not, but he's  
> mentioned on several occasions, he's got this angle covered.  We  
> probably should revisit this more seriously after the launch.
>
> If I recall, we could have 15lbs of lift with this thing fully  
> inflated.  Our weight restrictions with regular launches have more  
> to do with FAA regulation than concerns about lift.  I think it's a  
> bigger concern as to how this thing will be anchored.  (With only 15  
> lbs, it's not hard to make that argument.)
>
> Christie
> _______
> "We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small  
> shell scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
>
> The outer bounds is only the beginning. http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Jonathan Foote <jtfoote at ieee.org>  
> wrote:
> Chris: thanks for the awesome volunteering of your robot. Are you OK
> with massive and possibly unreversable modifications?
>
> I'm interested in helping out but can't be "point person" due to other
> commitments. (If nobody steps up this may die a natural death from
> entropy).
>
> Here's an idea: modify Chris' Spykee  to eliminate all unused weight
> (shell, motors, etc.)
> It's possible we can repurpose the motor drivers for a camera pan-tilt
> platform which would be neat.
>
> Is anyone on the Spacebridge team that can give an estimate of balloon
> payload capacity? (I'm not on the mailing list).  Might want to add
> stuff like a better antenna and more batteries.
>
> I'd be available a night or two for some Spykee surgery. (Let's call
> it Laikee, after Laika, the first dog in space). Someone still needs
> to wrangle balloon+tether technology, wifi downlink and Yuri's night
> paperwork. It would be a good idea to test: maybe during a Spacebridge
> test while the balloon is gassed up anyway?
>
>
> -J
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 1:02 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> > Late on this discussion.
> >
> > * As stated before, EyeFi is a great solution if you're looking for
> > continuous stills from a photo camera.
> > * Qik works well on the iPhone. On crappy 3G it'll start to lag.
> > * uStream for the Android is also neat, I don't know how well it  
> deals
> > with shitty networks.
> >
> > If you can get a net connection on the ground, either through  
> Yuri's or
> > Maker Faire, I would recommend going with Qik or uStream over wifi.
> > You'll also need the net connection to actually view the stream. :P
> >
> > If you can't get the tubes, go with EyeFi and call it a day.
> >
> > Also this is me saying I'd like to help out with this venture at  
> either
> > event (or both) but wont have a super large amount of time to help  
> out
> > before hand.
> >
> > --
> > Rubin Abdi
> > rubin at starset.net
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