July 2012 Blog Posts (3)

The Secret of CHDK Unlocked for Photo Collection

Jonathan and I just cracked the case on CHDK, or Canon Hack Development Kit.  CHDK is a software kit that you load into the SD card used in a Canon camera.  CHDK passively runs from the card and allows for expanded camera capabilities.  I had managed to get CHDK loaded onto the SD4000, but I couldn't figure out how to make a script fast enough to take the…

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Added by Stephen Gienow on July 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

3DR Radio Trumps xBees for Telemetry

After what seems like an endless set of headaches over the xBee telemetyr modules, the end seems to be in sight!  Enter the 3DR Radio modules, a community planned successor to the xBee.  Boasting superior performance and a lower cost than the xBee, 3DR Radio seems like the logical choice.

But does the 3DR actually measure up?  Yes it does.  When doing…

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Added by Stephen Gienow on July 9, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

CDE: Automatically create portable Linux applications

I recently came across a program called CDE: Code, Data, and Environment, developed by Philip J. Guo of Stanford University as part of his Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science.  CDE is executed at the command line along with whatever script or program…

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Added by Jonathan Dandois on July 3, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

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