Not much to write about this week. Halfway through the Python for Kids book, will be writing a full review once I get through it all. My graduate course is ramping up, but I’m still loving it. Working out the kinks on the Tankstick, like the fact that when I tried to play SF2 with my fiancee, the second player buttons wouldn’t register in game…whoops! Now onto the meat of the post!
If you have never been to Seeedstudio.com, you really should take a look. They are an open hardware manufacturer If you have an idea, and can make a prototype, they can probably mass produce it for you. They are currently selling preorders for a Nano Quadcopter.
At work, we have a couple of the $20 RC Helicopters that we play around with whenever we need to take a break. We always wanted to get a quadcopter for the office, but most of the time, they are very expensive, too big, and not a full kit. The size being the biggest factor. This new quadcopter comes with everything you need, is open source, inexpensive, and best of all, fits in your hand!
One has already been ordered by my coworkers, and should arrive in April. I’m excited to play with this thing (and hopefully not break a wing on my first attempt!)
Have a great weekend!
Could the tankstick 2 player problems be due to the keyboard been plugged in, as I have that issue with a usb controller I have connected to my pi. So I always launch advmame with no keyboard, if I plug it after its launched its ok.