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iabdalkader
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MicroPython on Kite

Post by iabdalkader » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:21 pm

So I went to the beach the other day:
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You can say MP has reached new hights :D
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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by dhylands » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:29 pm

Cool. Now you just need to do the same thing with a stunt kite :)

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by iabdalkader » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:49 pm

dhylands wrote:Cool. Now you just need to do the same thing with a stunt kite :)
I was thinking RC submarine : D

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by Turbinenreiter » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:29 am

ha, we are the first two airborne micropythonistas.

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by torwag » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:09 am

Hi,
nice. What exactly was the task of the board?
I was playing with the idea to control a little zeppelin with the pyboard. Small enough to let if float around in the entrance area of the university main building. I struggle to find light enough components (the pyboard is small and light enough), however, esp. the power source is challenging.

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by iabdalkader » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:27 am

torwag wrote:Hi,
nice. What exactly was the task of the board?
I was playing with the idea to control a little zeppelin with the pyboard. Small enough to let if float around in the entrance area of the university main building. I struggle to find light enough components (the pyboard is small and light enough), however, esp. the power source is challenging.
It's a custom board (camera) running MP, the goal was to record a short video, I used a 100mA lipo it didn't add much weight.

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by JonHylands » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:33 pm

iabdalkader wrote:I was thinking RC submarine : D
Well, I'm still working on my autonomous submarine that runs MicroPython.

http://forum.micropython.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=218

I don't think your board will fit inside though - the inside diameter of the shell is only 29mm.

- Jon

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by dhylands » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:08 pm

torwag wrote:Hi,
nice. What exactly was the task of the board?
I was playing with the idea to control a little zeppelin with the pyboard. Small enough to let if float around in the entrance area of the university main building. I struggle to find light enough components (the pyboard is small and light enough), however, esp. the power source is challenging.
The was somebody at PyCon 2014 in Montreal that had a largish blimp (20 feet long):
http://pyvideo.org/video/2692/programmi ... -with-pyth
not micropython, but that would have allowed a smaller blimp to be used.

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by iabdalkader » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:52 pm

JonHylands wrote:
iabdalkader wrote:I was thinking RC submarine : D
Well, I'm still working on my autonomous submarine that runs MicroPython.

http://forum.micropython.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=218

I don't think your board will fit inside though - the inside diameter of the shell is only 29mm.

- Jon
Awesome! no it won't fit, it's about 26mmx34mm

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Re: MicroPython on Kite

Post by JonHylands » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:36 pm

iabdalkader wrote:Awesome! no it won't fit, it's about 26mmx34mm
Hmmm, if it is 26mm wide, it might... If it weren't for the SD card sticking out the side, it would fit.

That implies I could possibly use it as a down-facing sensor, but not a recording device, unless I could find a flexible uSD extension cable.

I should be getting one from Tindie, hopefully soon, so I'll check it out and see how it fits.

- Jon

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