Exocet dreams; not the missile but...
pixelbird at interisland.net
Fri Feb 13 13:34:36 CST 2004
> Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:11:49 -0500
> From: Thomas McGrath III <3mcgrath at adelphia.net>
> Subject: Re: use-revolution Digest, Vol 5, Issue 123
> The MacBrick can monitor the environment via light, touch, temperature,
> sound, pressure, movement etc. and feed that to Rev, then Rev can
> control an X10 device like a light switch
I need to explore MacBrick. How sensitive is it? How accurate? What kind of
> Last year I mounted a wireless X10 camera to a remote controlled truck.
> Then from the comfort of my room watching the road in front of the
> truck through the TV I can race the truck around the yard from a first
> person view. With out even having a line of sight on the truck.
They've experimented with model helicopter cameras for traffic monitoring in
Seattle (besides the ones mounted on overpasses, etc.). Big Brother is
I'm something of an RC enthusiast myself. I learned to fly RC aircraft 3
years ago. There is a retired disabled man in Florida (I think) who flys RC
model aircraft from his wheelchair using computer telemetry from a camera in
the plane which he views on the screen, just like your truck. He makes good
landings almost every time.
This stuff always fascinates me.
> Of course, people ask me why I do this and the only response I have is
> "Because it can be done and isn't it cool !!!!"
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