NYCDUG Build-in at Bergen Makerspace

the first of many - a meetup to build and refine our drones. I have posted a kit list with preferred vendors to purchase all necessary components to build a functioning drone. We will have wire, solder, bullet connectors, shrink tube, and zipties at your disposal, we ask a $15.00 fee be paid to cover costs. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mb-104-the-new-york-city-drone-user-group-nyc-dug-build-in-tickets-10961687703

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  • hiren v.

    Great meetup. Thanks Steve Learned a lot today

    March 29, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Great meetup for all that came out in the rain!

    Pictures to come!

    March 29, 2014

  • aleksandar p.

    Great meetup. Steve, thanks for putting this together. Hope more will be soon.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Travis J.

    Sorry Steve something urgent came up, I won't be able to make it today.... :( Hack on my friend... Travis

    March 29, 2014

  • Steve C.

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    March 29, 2014

  • Steve C.

    My cell jic

    March 29, 2014

  • Steve C.

    tec 101 in tech bldg large space in rear can't miss it.

    March 29, 2014

  • Steve C.

    We're in tec101 at bcc. It's in the technology bldg beyond the first large group of buildings.

    March 29, 2014

  • aleksandar p.

    Is this meetup still on track for tomorrow?

    March 28, 2014

  • hiren v.

    paid

    March 27, 2014

  • aleksandar p.

    paid

    March 27, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Hi all,
    If you're planning on attending the build party on Saturday you must register via eventbrite - right now only two of you have registered and paid! There are 24 people who say they're coming! We're in danger of having to cancel the event due to lack of paid enrollment!! If you can post here to confirm your paid registration - would be great!!

    March 27, 2014

  • Rick A.

    I'm a bit confused. Was there a building last weekend? And one coming up this weekend?

    March 24, 2014

    • Steve C.

      Hey rick, we met a few months ago at Bergen academies. There was a fly-in last weekend and there will be a build in this Saturday at bcc

      March 24, 2014

  • Jeremy

    If I don't have the parts for drone and if I don't plan on purchasing them in near future, what will I get out of this meetup?

    March 24, 2014

    • Steve C.

      hi jeremy, you raise a good point. You're likely to learn alot of good info from others building theirs. Its up to you whether you think thats valuable without having a kit of your own.

      March 24, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Hi All,

    Just checked with Bergen Makerspace and thus far 2 people have registered via eventbrite. Due to some bureaucracy it is mandatory that all planning on attending register through the eventbrite link. There are 24 people that have said they're going so quite a discrepancy!!

    March 24, 2014

  • Hugo S.

    Nice to meet those that was able to make it today. Something we should definitely do more often.
    I can possibly organize something similar near where I live but it's 45 miles north of the Park today.

    March 23, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Eventbrite info now posted in description and here:

    March 21, 2014

  • Rick A.

    Is the eventbrite link posted yet?

    March 17, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Hi all we will be posting this event on eventbrite with a link and ask that you pay in advance reserving your spot.

    In order to take care of the school fees we had to raise the price to 15.00 - this will include supplies and some refreshments.

    March 12, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Hi all,

    Here is a suggested parts list for many build options
    http://wiki.dcdrone.org/KitPartsList

    Some of the items are from off-shore ie China and may take too long to get here in time. There are many reputable US dealers carrying the same products for just a little bit more money without the long wait times.

    Check out the flight controller recommendations as a starting point and see what appeals to you and your experience level. Arducopter (APM) is the most feature rich but also the most complex to learn (IMO). Naza is the easiest but not for any kind of acrobatic flight. As an example I use APM with my EDU clients because its open source and can fly autonomously using GPS waypoint programming.

    I use Open Pilot for acrobatic and fpv flight and I use the DJI Naza for aerial photography where I need a steady, solid camera platform.

    March 6, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Hi all,
    please note the venue change. We're being hosted by Bergen Makerspace at their other location at BCC in Paramus.
    The map shows the direct entry to the space - you may use TEC Bldg main entrance as well. There are buses from Port Authority to the school. If anyone needs more info on public transport via NJ Transit, please let me know.

    Those of you attending, if you have a solder iron of your own please bring it. We'll have a couple on hand but don't want folks waiting around to solder.

    March 5, 2014

  • Steve C.

    at work on it now. Will be spec-ing the APM board with GPS as the go-to solution. For frames - I'm looking at DJI 450 - arms are cheap to replace. I'll have everything up by the weekend complete with order links, etc.

    March 5, 2014

  • hiren v.

    Hi, Can you post details of the kit and other essentials we will need.
    Thanks.
    Hiren

    March 4, 2014

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