Upcoming Projects: Drones, Beaglebone Black

Upcoming Projects: Drones, Beaglebone Black

For those of you who don’t know, at the time of this writing, I am less than one month away from graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. This endeavor has kept me very busy for the last four years, but it has really awoken me to what I find the most interest in. One of the last classes I am taking this semester before my graduation is called Intro to Unmanned Aerial Systems. We call it “drones” for short.

In drones, I have taken the certification exam to receive my FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Amateur Radio License. As of last week, I also completed the certification exam for the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) part 107 small unmanned aircraft system license. In short, it’s a drone pilot license. As you may be able to imagine, I have now found great interest in different kinds of drones and their applications. I’m excited to say that this summer, I will be building a drone. If this is something that interests you, then stay tuned! I’m going to begin with a DJI kit, and go from there. I will post my progress and step by step instructions here, and I will be taking footage throughout the process. When the drone is complete and (hopefully) works, I’ll edit the footage for my YouTube step by step instructions. I’m really excited about this project!

Another of my final courses from this semester is called Computer Networks. We’ve done some neat projects in this class too, one of which will end up being the first tech project I’ll post here. We used a Beaglebone Black to simulate a thermostat, and had the thermostat simulation be posted continually to an internally configured server. Fortunately, in this case, I have already completed the project, so I’ll get this post up hopefully in the near future.

Thanks for reading! If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments below, or head over to the Contact page to shoot me an email!

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