Jul 14, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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Thanks to everyone who showed up for the first meetup and made it quite a success! It was great to meet all the people out there who are interested in flying robots.
For our next meetup we're actually going to go out to Marine Park and fly some robots around. I scheduled it a reasonable distance out in the future so that those of us who haven't started experimenting with flying robots yet have some time to build a robot before demo day.
Demo day will be pretty basic, everyone can bring their flying robots and fly them around. We'll compare notes to see what works, what doesn't, share stories, commiserate over our difficulties, and cheer our successes.
Although it's not open source, if you don't have a chance to put together your own open source flying robot before the meetup, feel free to bring an AR.Drone. (http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/usa/)
This will be the precursor to a flying robot competition we'll organize for sometime in the fall.
If you need some help getting started with your open source flying robot, here are some links that could help you out:
You need an AMA membership to participate: