Monday 30 April 2012

Holo-Emitter Prototype, Runner Tracking & BarCamp Calgary

Its been a phenomenal week here, we have been working a-lot with the guys over at Protospace on a few projects. On May 25 the Calgary Marathon begins, around 11,000 runners are expected to participate, some of whom are attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon. In collaboration with Protospace (and a few other organizations), we have been working on a method to provide Live tracking information on the runners.

Sunday 22 April 2012

SurragART: C# Intergration

Luckily we managed to get some time this week to do some more work on the SurragART project, while we previously had the ability to get data from the artist to the drone, the protocol was text based. This week we have added binary protocol support for the telemetry. Clients that connect on port 1922 will receive data in 8 byte packets containing X and Y coordinates as well as a 1 or a 0 representing the status of the pen at those co-ordinates.

Monday 16 April 2012


It has been a really busy week around here, we've been working with Ben Reed from Protospace on a very interesting and exciting project. SurragArt is a drone that allow an artist to make a sketch while having it recreated remotely via its robotic arm. The eventual goal of the project is to capture the artists mannerisms and have them replicated world wide by several drones, additionally DIY fans may also build their own versions of the drone and 'tune in' to live art performances.