helicopter

New Zealander Builds Working Helicopter from Scratch

New Zealander Builds Working Helicopter from Scratch

Engineer and rotorcraft enthusiast Cameron Carter finally realized his dream of building and flying his own helicopter. This dedicated New Zealander has spent 12 years engineering this complicated personal flying machine. He sought a project that involved solving all the problems that the pioneers of aviation had to solve. One of his biggest motivations was […]

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Six Lessons on Thinking Like a Maker

Six Lessons on Thinking Like a Maker

Justin Beckerman’s inquisitive mind has led him to explore art and technology. Learn to think like a maker.

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The World’s First Helicopters

This is a wonderful collection of black-and-white newsreel footage, assembled by the company that invented the newsreel, showing a montage of early helicopter prototypes in all their wacky and frequently-terrifying glory. It’s a highlight reel, about two minutes long, and the various clips that went into it are indexed, annotated, and available for watching in […]

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Kinect Gesture-Controlled RC Helicopter

Kinect Gesture-Controlled RC Helicopter

Impressive Kinect-based gesture-controlled RC helicopter.

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RC Heli with POV display

Blue LEDs on top, gold underneath. I love the shout of glee at 11 seconds when the image first appears. Mziwisky hits it out of the park with this one. Hats off to you, sir. [via Hack a Day]

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