Posts under ‘Technology’

Quadcoptor Software Control

I haven’t quite yet forgotten about my quadcoptor project. It was on hold while I was schooling, but now that’s over I’ve picked it up again. I don’t currently have a good setup for the hardware, so I’ve been focusing on software. Specifically, the controller. The controller dovetails quite nicely from the work on my […]

Labview Woes

It’s been a tough week on the LabView front. I’ve spent some frustrating hours on what should be some simple things. According to the internet these are simple tasks. In reality, though, they seem to not be so simple. The issues I’ve run into (in brief): There doesn’t seem to be a simple way to […]

LabView and Low-Level Programming

Building a control system is a bit new, I admit. Not completely, but the models I’ve used in the past are in Python or Octave. And I’ve a bit of experience with C, Java and Perl in terms of programming. Once upon a time, many long years ago, I learned LabView. It’s sort of like […]

Quadcopter Parts List

I started by making a spreadsheet of everything I would need to purchase, cost and links to the product pages. I also separated the list out into Brain, Body and Tools. The brain is where I’m more comfortable, being a programmer. I’ve done a little embedded programming before (Motorola 68k), but I’m excited to try […]

Robot Army: Quadcopter

The robot army is coming along, if slowly. I started, recently, on building a quadcopter. For those who don’t know what a quadcopter is, well… check them out. They’re pretty awesome. I’m working on a prototype at the moment. I don’t know yet if I am going to build more, but I’ve got ideas of […]

Gender Without Sex

What is the meaning of gender if you don’t have a physical sex? This question came about from my NaNoWriMo novel. The Cyborgs1 have true Artificial Intelligence (AI), software beings that have no physical sex. No more than Firefox or Emacs has a sex. Exactly half the race lacks this quality of sex. And yet, […]

Internet Identity

When I started my first website, back in the day, it was static. If someone wanted to tell me something I’d get an email. Then: forums. Forums were the shiznit. Every small to medium sized website had a phpBB forum for a while. I had one. I had more than one. About the same time, […]