Protolabs – Company Spotlight

If your needing some rapid prototype part for your project one company to check out is Proto Labs.

https://www.protolabs.com/

I saw adds for their company a few years ago for getting a design cube for free. it comes flat and when assembled its around 2″ on each side. It has molded in all the good / bad features to include with their processing. So if you want to use the company and these methods it can help guide your design before its finalized.

https://www.protolabs.com/resources/design-tips/design-stronger-molded-parts/

 

Flight One Drone components

Just learned about another source for Multi rotor control and power distribution from one of Skitzo FPV’s recent videos, called flight one.

https://flightone.com/

He is quite the talented pilot and his flight video’s are pure art. Good to know about some of the gear that makes this possible.

Here is one of my favorite FPV videos from Skitzo to see what some of this gear looks like in action.

Don’t forget to check out his YouTube Channel

XGPS150A Bluetooth GPS with WAAS – (product of the month)

Having trouble getting a good cell tower triangulation while using your Mobile device for a map? use this Bluetooth linked GPS unit that also has WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System)

Perfect for General Aviation, Road Trips, Hikers and more.

 

 

  • ADD GPS WIRELESSLY VIA BLUETOOTH – you can greatly strengthen your GPS signal on any device by seamlessly connecting via Bluetooth in a matter of seconds
  • GPS STATUS TOOL – the free downloadable app provides accurate GPS coordinates, position update rate change & works with numerous devices and operating systems such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows & much more
  • HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS – being able to add accurate GPS to your device will now allow you to use hundreds of available apps in any scenario such as car, marine, & aerial navigation, hiking, fitness, social networking and much more
  • BATTERY LIFE & INCLUDED – your GPS receiver has a battery lifespan of 8.5 hours of continuous use & comes with a USB charging cord, an adjustable strap, 12-30V car charger and non-slip pad that will securely stick to most surfaces
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY – guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty with excellent customer service
  • DIMENSIONS – 2.24” W x 2.24” D x 0.75” H. Supports both NMEA and Apple protocols
  • WIDE AREA AUGMENTATION SYSTEM – this highly sensitive system allows your device to connect to several satellites providing accurate and reliable GPS coordinates within +/- 2.5m, max speed of 1,150 mph & max altitude of 59,000 ft

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skypro-gps-status-tool/id736543912?mt=8

https://github.com/dualav/XGPS-SDK-iOS

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.namsung.xgps160&hl=en_US

https://github.com/dualav/XGPS-SDK-Android

https://gps.dualav.com/s/xgps150_om.pdf