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Galileo constellation support on the Navio2

The Navio2 is a daughterboard for the Raspberry Pi 2/3 that allows you to use the Pi for robotics projects. It contains an array of sensors and IO, including IMUs, a barometer, and a GPS module. A u-blox NEO-M8N module to be exact. This GPS module was pro…

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Help Wanted Solving Our BLE Stack Problem

TL;DR: Read this and open a PR to close the issue ❤️ Jonas Schievink and I have been working on a Bluetooth Low Energy stack in Rust, Rubble. It is now in a state where hard-coded services can be created and used, with all lower layers of the stack func…

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"Is it a bird?" Now on iOS

You’ve used the website, but what if you don’t have an internet connection? What if spot something and need to know quickly if it is a bird? Now you can using the amazing new “Is it a bird?” app, available on the iOS App Store today!

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Convolutional Neural Network Bird Detector

Now live at isitabird.mckeogh.tech EDIT: Also now written entirely in Go! It’s been done many times already, but I needed a project to distract from my looming exam results. Like many others, I saw xkcd No. 1425 as a challenge, and in a few hours I had…

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Computer Vision for UAS Search and Rescue

I am currently developing a multi-rotor unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used in search and rescue operations using object recognition to find a target and deliver a payload, e.g. to help an injured climber on traditionally inaccessible terrain …

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RGB Motion Reactive Bluetooth Snowboard

The weekend before we left on a winter holiday, I saw a bluetooth module and an Pro Mini on a breadboard and had an idea. What if I could control the lighting on a snowboard with my phone? 4 hours later, an LED strip and 5V regulator ordered, I set out…

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Long Range UAS

My latest build is a Pixhawk Skywalker 1900 UAV. It has a wingspan of 1.9m, and uses a 4s 16000mAh battery. The plane is outfitted with a 1.3GHz 800mW video transmitter, minimOSD and Skew Planer antenna. My current record is a 3h14m flight completel…

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Aberystwyth University Robotics Beach Lab

I was a student ambassador for the Aberystwyth University robotics department in 2014 and again in 2015. I demonstrated and talked to the public about the work I had done in the Aberystwyth Robotics Club.

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Early Videos

Here are some flight videos from Summer 2014.

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First Quadcopter

Recently, I found an old YouTube account of mine and along with it, this video. I made it aged 13 using my first quadcopter, a HobbyKing KK2.0 “mini quad”. I believe a member of the model club I attended had given me their old 72MHz radio and receiver whi…

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