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DIY Drones: Open-Source Autonomous Navigation Software

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NOTE: ONLY PRE-REGISTRANTS MAY ATTEND THIS PRESENTATION. You will be required to present government issued ID and declare nationality. If your country of nationality is on a government list of export restricted countries please contact [masked] before arriving in order avoid any problems on checking. These steps are needed for Nokia to meet federal government requirements.

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Chris Anderson will describe how he and a large community of contributors have created the DIY Drones project ( http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/a-newbies-guide-to-uavs ), which develops ARM- and Arduino-based autonomous vehicle control software The open-source project is hosted at https://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/source/checkout and reference hardware is available for purchase as well. Chris has presented earlier variants of the talk at Maker Faire ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSrlKi_g_IU ).

Chris Anderson's belief in the potential of crowd-sourced robotics has motivated him to leave his former position as editor of _Wired_ and found a new startup, 3D Robotics ( http://www.wired.com/about/2012/11/wired-editor-in-chief-chris-anderson-steps-down/ ). Chris is also the author of 3 best-selling books (_Long Tail_, Free: The Future of a Radical Price_, and recently, _Makers_). Before joining Wired, he served as a business and technology editor at The Economist. He began his media career at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, Anderson was named to the Time 100, the news magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.

As usual, we will begin setup at 6 PM, begin serving a snack at 6:30 PM, and begin the presentation at 7 PM or when enough people show up, whichever come laters (but not after 7:30 PM).

Sponsorship: ICS (food) and Nokia