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Our musings & meanderings while out and about.

30 July

Meeting Mr. Pythagoras on the Way to Home Depot

We’ve been tinkering away in our labs to create an initial set of small multirotors (quadcopters and tricopters aka “Drones”) for schools that are easy to build from parts obtained at the local hardware store. While we were making a list, we bumped into old Mr. Pythagorus.

18 July

What the FAA needs is a good BYOD Acceptable Use Policy.

There’s been a very public battle between the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), the AMA (American Modeling Association) and every hobbyist pilot who just wants to fly their unmanned aerial aircraft. While we cringe every time we hear about some yahoo flying their ‘drone’ through a fireworks display without any regard to public safety, we find […]

6 July

Education for the Future and ExitTicket

Working with Vickie and Connie from Education for the Future is always a real privilege, but add to the fact that the workshops were in Hawaii? Yes it was tough to go to work in sandals every day. Over two weeks the ExitTicket team traveled with Vicki and Connie to Hilo and Oahu (Honolulu) to […]