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3 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007

Vulture 1: Calling all electronics wizards

Tom Brazier
IT Angle

If it's PICs vs ARM vs AVR

Then surely the arduino board is the way to go. It's open source, so it's got an IT angle.

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Tom Brazier

Release mechanism

Haven't really been following so if this has been said before, everyone please berate me.

You mention some kind of syringe-based mechanism. How about this: attach the plane to the plunger of a 100ml syringe and attach the barrel to the ballon. Suck 1ml air into the syring on the ground (at 100kPa). At 100,000ft (about 1kPa according to http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/air-altitude-pressure-d_462.html), the plunger will fall out.

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Cat owner protests against privacy-invading Google

Tom Brazier

The more interesting story...

...is just down the street. If you look South along Bellevue Avenue, there is a building being consumed by a Martian death ray.

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