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Concept Design for a Long Endurance Hexa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerard Toonstra Mar 11, 2014. 20 Replies

The following is a concept design for a long endurance- low cost alternative to the Ecosynth octo design.  The design is based off of Steve Westerfeld's (of DIYDrones) high performance hexacopter.…Continue

Copters vs Planes for 3D Aerial Mapping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Gienow Dec 2, 2013. 5 Replies

        The Aeromapper UAV                            The Ecosynth Octo.    …Continue

Aerial Mapping Planes Comparison

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helene C. Muller-Landau Apr 29, 2013. 16 Replies

.PlaneEasystarHobbyking BixlerFPV Raptor 2-MeterAeromapper.…Continue

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Potomac Photonics 3D Prints UMBC Campus Scan

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

While looking into starting our own 3D scanning service, Lindsay and I were introduced to Potomac Photonics; they printed our campus scan as a proof of concept for micro printing 3D scans.  Read the whole story at Potomac…


A few animations of the full campus scan

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

I recently figured out how to animate models I've exported from Photoscan, so have a few animations I've made of the campus scan.

At Jonathan's request: sun paths.

The summer solstice.…


Flight Training with Eric from Princeton

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Another training complete!  Eric Principato came down this weekend for flight training.  We covered everything from mission planning to copter repair to Photoscan.  Eric is starting a position analogous to mine, as the lab mechanical engineer for Dr. Lyndon Estes.  Eric picked up piloting quickly, and I'm happy to say that in two days he went from zero…


Full Campus Scan With Octo

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 8:00am 12 Comments

Warning: Lots of hi res images!

This is my Ecosynth scan of the UMBC campus (view in interactive 3D!).  I've been thinking about doing a large combined scan like this one for a while, and this past autumn we finally had the free resources and time to do it.…


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At 12:24pm on October 6, 2012, Erle Ellis said…
Hi Stephen - check out the forum on GPS- are we using the best one now? If not- could you order some?

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