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== Project Ideas ==
 
== Project Ideas ==
  
* Attaching lights for night flying.  It would be awesome to try to illuminate the tail on a dual-line stunt kite.
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* Attaching lights for night flying.  It would be awesome to try to illuminate the tail on a dual-line stunt kite. (Maybe EL wire would be a good candidate for this?)
  
 
* Microprocess + accelerometer + RGB LEDs on the leading edge of a stunt kite.  We can program it to change the color pattern as the g-forces increase, when it goes into a steep turn or loop.  Or maybe a speaker, and have the kite scream when diving?
 
* Microprocess + accelerometer + RGB LEDs on the leading edge of a stunt kite.  We can program it to change the color pattern as the g-forces increase, when it goes into a steep turn or loop.  Or maybe a speaker, and have the kite scream when diving?
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=== Places to fly ===
 
=== Places to fly ===
* Ocean Beach SF
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* Ocean Beach SF [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=103130972748030172875.000470be8d7ec75e65490&ll=37.765321,-122.509317&spn=0.013774,0.021865&z=16 Ocean Beach, Stairwell #25]
 
* Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley (annual kite festival held here last week in July)
 
* Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley (annual kite festival held here last week in July)
  
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* [[User:EmbeddedLinuxGuy|Jesse]]
 
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* Spencer
 
* Spencer
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*  [[User:Glamrock|Griffin]]
  
 
== Useful Links ==
 
== Useful Links ==
  
 
[http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=121 How to build a kite and instructions on hooking it up with LED's and an accelerometer.]
 
[http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tutorial_info.php?tutorials_id=121 How to build a kite and instructions on hooking it up with LED's and an accelerometer.]
 
== Locations ==
 
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=103130972748030172875.000470be8d7ec75e65490&ll=37.765321,-122.509317&spn=0.013774,0.021865&z=16 Ocean Beach, Stairwell #25]
 

Latest revision as of 10:18, 1 February 2011

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[edit] Mailing List

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[edit] Project Ideas

  • Attaching lights for night flying. It would be awesome to try to illuminate the tail on a dual-line stunt kite. (Maybe EL wire would be a good candidate for this?)
  • Microprocess + accelerometer + RGB LEDs on the leading edge of a stunt kite. We can program it to change the color pattern as the g-forces increase, when it goes into a steep turn or loop. Or maybe a speaker, and have the kite scream when diving?
  • Aerial photography. There was a group at MakerFaire selling camera rigs for large single-line kites. Designing a rig of our own might be a fun shop project, too.
  • Building our own kites. We can easily find patterns, and we have a sewing machine upstairs, near the electronics lab.
  • Kite buggies - tricycles pulled by kites

[edit] Topics to cover

[edit] Basic kite maintenance

[edit] Places to fly

[edit] People

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[edit] Useful Links

How to build a kite and instructions on hooking it up with LED's and an accelerometer.

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