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Offline mikeselectricstuff

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Quadrotor awesomeness
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:58:10 pm »


Apparently they used about 20 VICON moiton capture cameras to track the motion and feed back to the (individually calibrated) moving-head lights.
I hear there is a big making-of video in the works.

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 04:55:32 pm »
So would they use IR as a beacon on each unit? I'm guessing they would need constant feedback. I wonder if they tracked the altitude with cameras as well, or if they had a system in the copter to provide that.

It would need a very high update rate to keep the from crashing. Must have been a massive vortex problem.

 

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 08:00:21 pm »
this needs some daft-punk music instead of the bleeep-thing now on it..
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Offline hlavac

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 09:07:41 pm »
If they used motion capture cameras that provides full 3D position, no need for separate altitude tracking system. These usually work at up to 120Hz refresh rate.
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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 11:58:25 pm »
I, for one, welcome our new quadcopter overlords.

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Offline PeterG

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 01:43:55 am »
I, for one, welcome our new quadcopter overlords.

J

Well said, i totally agree........ ;D ;D
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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 01:45:01 am »
The only way to really watch this is in Full HD on a big TV.........:)

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 06:18:57 am »
Hey I wonder if this can be used to prank a tin-foil hat wearing neighbor in the middle of the night.  To see the look on their face as they run out to the street in their skivvies (and tin foil hat of course) would be priceless.  :)
 

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 08:01:16 pm »
this needs some daft-punk music instead of the bleeep-thing now on it..
reminds me of the TRON, lightbikes and the rest of the visual effects. with the daft punk too
 

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Re: Quadrotor awesomeness
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 02:07:02 am »
Hey I wonder if this can be used to prank a tin-foil hat wearing neighbor in the middle of the night.  To see the look on their face as they run out to the street in their skivvies (and tin foil hat of course) would be priceless.  :)

Please refrain from putting evil ideas in my head....... my wife finds it disturbing.;D ;D ;D

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