Spent the afternoon out at Parallax in Rocklin. Kevin and Nick and Ken flew various iterations of the ELEV-8 platform, and thrilled the gathered crowd with feats of derring-do. Balloons were popped, streamers were clipped, and one flying machine landed in the drink. A good time was had by all.
After the demo, the FLC contingent – Dan Ross (CIS and Engineering), Dave Myers (student and president of the recently chartered FLC Robotics Club) and I toured the facility, and I had the chance to talk to Nick about some of the particulars of FLC’s project, and to say hello to Jessica of Dweeb Den fame. Can’t wait to get the quadcopters in and get them flying! Below is a video of a two copters dogfighting, and here’s a link to the complete set of photos from today’s event. Thanks to Jim and and the whole Parallax crew.