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Turning Legacy IR Devices into Smart IoT Devices

Introduction The Internet of Things ( Smart IoT Devices) is a globally linked network of uniquely addressable items. Many household items, such as televisions, fans, air conditioners, and toys, contain infrared receivers and are operated by an infrared remote. We may wish to link these outdated IR devices to the Internet and control them remotely …

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FLIR HADRON THERMAL/VISIBLE SENSOR MODULE FOR DRONES, ROBOTICS, AND IMAGING

Thermal imaging products company FLIR Systems has announced what it claims is the industry’s first thermal and visible sensor module for drone, robotic, and imaging manufacturers. The FLIR Hadron dual sensor module for drone, robotic, and imaging original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is designed to help reduce development costs and improve time to market. Offered in a li …

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Build your own Raspberry Pi smart garden

Makers and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in building their very own high-tech garden might be interested to know that the latest MagPi magazine issue #117 is now available offering you ideas and inspiration on how you can build your own smart garden. The Raspberry Pi MagPi magazine is now available as a free digital download can be purchased as a print …

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An Approach to Semi-Autonomous Indoor Drone System: Software Architectur and Integration Testing

INTRODUCTION An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft withouta human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which alsoincludes a ground-based controller and a system of communications between the two (Watts et al.,2012). The commercial successes of DJI, GoPro, 3D Robotics and other drone …

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TAKING REVERSE ENGINEERING TO THE SKIES: CHEAP DRONE GETS PX4 AUTOPILOT

Sometimes bad software is all that is holding good hardware back. [Michael Melchior] wanted to scavenge some motors and propellers for another project, so he bought an inexpensive quadcopter intending to use it for parts. [Michael] was so surprised at the quality of the hardware contained in his $100 drone that he decided to reverse …

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Raspberry Pi automated drone landing system

If you enjoy building your very own drones or messing around with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem you may be interested in a new automated camera-based, Raspberry Pi powered drone landing system developed by Dr Chinthaka Premachandra from the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Japan. Image processing is required for the automated drone landing system and …

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HACKADAY PODCAST 093: HOT AND FAST RASPBERRY PI, DR. SEUSS DRONE, M&M MASS METER, AND FPGA TAPE BACKUP

Hackaday editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams wrangle the epic hacks that crossed our screens this week. Elliot ran deep on overclocking all three flavors of the Raspberry Pi 4 this week and discovered that heat sinks rule the day. Mike exposes his deep love of candy-coated chocolates while drooling over a machine that can …

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Underwater Drone: The Story of the Madness

This article describes the design process, development and assembling operation of the underwater drone prototype powered by Raspberry Pi. I’ve watched a lot of programs about inventors on Discovery channel and once I decided to do something interesting by myself, so that it could be really impressive and difficult at a time: some electric motors, …

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