This is pretty cool
From DIY Drones, the founding dude of which is now one of the Ponoko Advisory board people?
Being the roll-only stabiliser version, the one below being two-axis
The previous post had a quadracopter balancing a tall pole with a ball on the end of it… while doing vaguely acrobatic stuff… I think it all turns on this – feedback-loops between servos (or whatever) and sensors. I really ought to start playing with this stuff myself, but I want to use one of these…
… just go straight to using a full-blown computer (with the brain the size of a planet) to do simple electronic tasks… because I’m too lasy to learn how to do things with arduinos and such. I’ve actually got one as well. I should stop pranneting about and give it another go I guess. I need to make myself a little project that is specifically to do with fitting a genetic algorithm between a sensor and an actuator. I know how to write them… just never really had a reason to. The only thing I can think of right now is helio-sensitive sensitive/tracking mirror matrix… which is a little more doable now that Ponoko does mirrored acrylic.