highaltitude.log.20060518

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[00:09] <macfreak4> hey
[00:19] <Tiger^> hey
[00:19] <Tiger^> how are things going? :)
[00:28] <macfreak4> ok...
[00:28] <macfreak4> i'm in the assembling stage
[00:28] <macfreak4> almost everything's built, I just have to put it all in the box ;)
[00:28] <macfreak4> and wire it up
[00:28] <macfreak4> and debug the software
[00:28] <macfreak4> and debug the hardware
[00:28] <macfreak4> lol
[00:28] <macfreak4> got my work cut out 4 me...
[01:02] <Tiger^> ;)
[01:05] <macfreak4> how about you?
[01:08] <Tiger^> pcbs for the flight computer should arrive tomorrow
[01:08] <Tiger^> so i'll do a lot of soldering and testing
[01:08] <Tiger^> and i've got almost all the components
[01:09] <Tiger^> except for the plumbing stuff
[01:09] <Tiger^> and a few miscellaneous items :)
[01:10] <Tiger^> i'm launching in two weeks
[01:10] <Tiger^> so i'll be going really fast now :)
[01:11] <macfreak4> yeah
[01:11] <macfreak4> i'm already going really fast
[01:11] <macfreak4> it's hell
[01:11] <macfreak4> what was fun is now not so fun
[01:11] <Tiger^> yeah
[01:13] <Tiger^> ok
[01:13] <Tiger^> off to sleep
[01:14] <Tiger^> bye and good luck :)
[01:17] <macfreak4> cya
[03:53] <macfreak4> man i gotta post some pix for y'all
[03:53] <macfreak4> :D
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[08:43] <defy> hey james
[08:43] <jcoxon> morning
[08:49] <defy> hows the studying and exams goin
[08:51] <jcoxon> oh i'm surviving
[08:51] <jcoxon> haven't got a clue
[08:51] <jcoxon> but hey
[08:54] <jcoxon> not long now
[08:55] <defy> sweet
[08:57] <jcoxon> hows everything going on your side of the world?
[08:57] <jcoxon> (this channel is begining to increase in popularity!)
[08:58] <defy> hehe, not too bad...too much work lately
[09:00] <jcoxon> anymore parafoil tests?
[09:00] <defy> not recently, nothing but storms lately
[09:01] <jcoxon> oh course - its approaching winter
[09:01] <defy> i was thinking in the mean time since i cant really do any more ballon stuff, I might take one of the gumstix and the wireless gear and make a little self navigated boat that can go out into the harbour which starts about 20 feet from the house
[09:02] <jcoxon> :-D
[09:02] <defy> and I can use that to start writing the first version of my gps based navigation software that i'd eventually use in a glider
[09:02] <jcoxon> yeah
[09:02] <defy> but only 2d
[09:02] <jcoxon> thats a good idea
[09:03] <defy> this part of the harbour is very calm and only about a mile in diameter
[09:03] <jcoxon> would you use wireless?
[09:03] <defy> top of the house gets a nice overlooking view of it all, so wireless should be easy
[09:03] <jcoxon> cool
[09:03] <defy> yea I'm looking at getting some of these for it, http://www.maxstream.net/products/xbee/xbee-pro-oem-rf-module-zigbee.php
[09:04] <defy> pretty cheap, and 3.3v ttl, which is the same as the gpsstix
[09:04] <defy> i have a good 6 months before i can do anything balloon wise, so that should keep me entertained for now
[09:05] <defy> i only hope that it doesnt interfere with the gps
[09:06] <defy> actually the zbee-pro is the longer range one
[09:06] <jcoxon> right
[09:06] <defy> ever heard of those?
[09:06] <jcoxon> it might be best to seperate them slightly
[09:06] <defy> yea, at least on a little boat i should have enough room to seperate stuff
[09:06] <jcoxon> yeah i've heard of zbees
[09:07] <defy> true, know anything about them? i liked the fact that their website has chat support, and they pretty helpful
[09:07] <jcoxon> not really
[09:07] <defy> but cant seem to find any real life reviews about the products
[09:07] <jcoxon> don't have the range i'd ever want
[09:08] <defy> I was looking at the 24xstream which should get about 7miles, not exactly the best for ballooning but its a start
[09:10] <defy> my roommate thinks its a better idea to make a gps guided lawn mower so he doesnt have to cut the lawn any more
[09:12] <jcoxon> haha
[10:42] <mark_fiirestone> jcoxon --> so what linux distro did you use?
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[21:20] <mario22m> hey guys
[21:20] <jcoxon> hey
[21:21] <mario22m> i was just on uucam.org and found out about here
[21:21] <jcoxon> cool
[21:21] <jcoxon> :-D
[21:21] <mario22m> im not exactly into high al , but i am into gumstix and other sbc
[21:21] <mario22m> are you familiar with them jcoxon?
[21:21] <jcoxon> yup
[21:21] <jcoxon> i've got one
[21:22] <jcoxon> use it for my flight computer
[21:22] <mario22m> i have a project in mind , but it seems that gumstix does not fit ALL the requirements
[21:23] <mario22m> i need 2 ethernet interfaces on it
[21:23] <jcoxon> there is a netduo
[21:23] <jcoxon> with 2 ethernets on it
[21:23] <mario22m> picotux was an option , but heck that does not do it
[21:23] <mario22m> netduo = net + mmc ?
[21:23] <mario22m> if im not mistaken
[21:24] <jcoxon> http://www.gumstix.com/spexExpnsion_cnx.html
[21:24] <jcoxon> a netmmc has that
[21:25] <mario22m> what im trying to do is see how feasible it is to intercept a network on its outgoing interface (inet)
[21:26] <jcoxon> its possible
[21:26] <mario22m> i know it is , i just want to implement it :)
[21:26] <mario22m> netduo+mmc = perfect!@
[21:28] <mario22m> funny how you dont see many ethic-limit-touching products
[21:28] <mario22m> or projects
[21:28] <mario22m> on the net
[21:28] <mario22m> based on these babies
[21:40] <jcoxon> hehe
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