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Software Freedom Day 2014 – Tsakane

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A bunch of us celebrated Software Freedom Day this year at a very special school, African School For Excellence in Tsakane (near Brakpan).  The day was a tremendous success, with 106 kids attending (on a Saturday!!) our technology roadshow.

 

The day started at 9.30 with Jay (the school’s founder) introducing us to the learners (a very special experience – all of us got cheers, even the software developers!).

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The day started with Jay introducing us and explaining the day to the learners

Then the group was split into three, rotating through two classrooms, each with three tech tutorials.  The group not in either of the classrooms spent some time dreaming and scheming about their upcoming projects and interacting with demos in the tented area.


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High Altitude Glider Video

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Philip tells the story of our High Altitude Glider FPV flite.  The project was a huge success and went without a glitch…we released the glider at 20000 ft and the balloon + camera payload went to 32km.

We completed this project in collaboration with the HABEX team  – we loved working with these like-minded guys, and they

  • organized sponsorship of the hydrogen from AFROX
  • sponsored the balloons
  • sponsored the APRS units used (three in total for cars and glider)
  • communicated and liaised with CAMU for permission to complete the endeavour
  • providing lots of wisdom, advise, support and direction
  • lots of other things, without which this would not have been possible!
Posted in: Builts, FPV, Glider, quadcopter

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Build your own quadcopter – 10 May 2014

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ZARCDEV is planning a “Build your own quadcopter” course on the 10th of May 2014 at House4Hack.

Included in the course is the following:

  • Background and some theory of flight
  • What makes it fly and what stops it from flying (the latter is quite important!)
  • How to fly safely and grow the sport (don’t be a dork!)
  • The components of the quadcopter and how they fit together
  • Some soldering basics
  • Step-by-step building the quadcopter
  • Pre-flight
  • Your first flight
  • 1 free flying lesson (learn with a toy copter before you check the cat’s 9 lives)

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