Background

In order to create the UAV flight control system from scratch, we’re going to need a microcontroller and a tool chain that is Linux compatible. Since we know we’re going to be dealing with servo control signals, input capture (good for reading pulse widths), and PWM modules are going t...

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I’ve recently switched to WordPress since I was spending too much time configuring Drupal and not enough time making content. I still prefer Drupal for sites that justify a CMS, but for a blog, why not use blogging software. My biggest complaint with wordpress (other than The Loop) is how obviousl...

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Or, how I started another project I was unlikely to finish.

It seems like everybody else has a UAV, and I don’t. So, let’s try to build one. I’m a poor writer, but if I force myself to document things in this blog, there’s a small chance I’ll keep myself from forgetting why I made decisions an...

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Since the PDF library is not free software, it isn’t included with the distribution of Chromium. To get PDF support in Chromium:

Download the appropriate DEB package for your system from the google chrome download page. Using the archive manager, extract libpdf.so from /opt/google/chrome/. I ext...

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