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Home Drone in Vermont Resources

Resources from Steve Seremeth and Ed Haase as discussed in the site in Vermont presentation:

  • Aeroquad website
  • Hexacopter in Cameroon (played this during beginning of presentation)
  • Occupy Warsaw
  • UPenn Quadrotor shock and awe:
    • Swarm
    • Quadrotors playing the James Bond Theme
    • Juggling


Parts List for Ed and Steve’s Aeroquad build:

Item Part No.
Aeroquad FPV Frame
Arduino Mega2650 13T9286
Aeroquad v2.1 shield AQ2-001
Triple axis gyro ITG-3200
Triple axis accelerometer BMA180
Barometric Pressure Sensor BMP085
Triple axis magnetometer HMC5843
Straight Headers Conn-002
Receiver Extensions (8) RCVR-002
86 stackable female headers Conn-010
Propellers L10047
Motors (4) Turnigy 2217 16 turn
Motors (spare) (2) Turnigy 2217 16 turn
ESCs (5) (1 Spare) Turnigy Plush 25 amp
Connectors Var
Battery (2) Flightmax 4000mAh
Battery – receiver Turnigy 500mAh
Radio and receiver
Battery Charger Turnigy Accucel
12v battery charger 12v 5A
Low battery alarm GT-BMON6
Solder and flux
GoPro Hero 2 Camera

Thing-O-Matic Resource List

The following resources are provided by Josh Siegartel, and are from the Thing-O-Matic presentation on April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3 – Don’t miss it! Blinkies, the Quadcopter, Thing-O-Matic and More!

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night April 3 for a public presentation with Vermont Makers at Champlain College. It is sure to be an inspiring and entertaining evening!

We look forward to seeing you!

Vermont Makers Public Presentation
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

6:30 PM
Emergent Media Center, Miller Center
Champlain College; Burlington, Vermont

Follow this link to detailed information about the event.



A Great Night with Casey Reas and Vermont Makers at Champlain College

Thanks to all who came out for Casey’s talk last night. His presentation was fantastic and so was the conversation that followed with local makers. Special thanks to the MFA Program in Emergent Media at Champlain College for hosting the event and to Burlington City Arts (BCA) for exhibiting Casey’s work. There’s are reception tonight at BCA for the exhibition so we hope to see you there!

John Cohn captured last night’s event in a blog entry you can read here.

We look forward to seeing you all again on April 3 for “Blinkies, the Quadcopter, Thing-O-Matic and more!”


Blinkies, the Quadcopter, Thing-O-Matic and more! Vermont Makers Public Presentation

You are cordially invited to attend the first public meeting of Vermont Makers!

We are a small band of arduino and electronics enthusiasts. If you like to tinker, sculpt, experiment, make tools, make toys, make art, make music, make anything – please join us!

We’re planning a  fun evening of presentations with Vermont Makers and students from Champlain College. Subjects of our first presentation include blinkies, the Quadcopter, the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic and more!

Vermont Makers Public Presentation
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

6:30 PM
Emergent Media Center, Miller Center
Champlain College; Burlington, Vermont
This event is sponsored by the MFA in Emergent Media Program at Champlain College

  • Example: 175 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, Vermont
  • Miller Center, Champlain College

For more information contact Jenn Karson or Ken Howell.

Presentation Details:

Illuminate Your Life: Experimenting with LED Electronics
Eric Hall

The mesmorizing light of LEDs

Let’s face it, LEDs are super cool. What is it about this clever way of producing light that is so mesmerizing? How did someone figure out how to make a mineral glow with just a tiny amount of electricity? When did it become so easy to control a house full of colorful and luminous lighting? We will explore these questions and more by discussing several aspects of this cool technology:

  • An introduction to the science and history behind light emitting diodes.
  • A review of the availability, cost, and quality of DIY LED lighting for the home.
  • Demonstrate a super cool project by (of course) making some lights blink!

Prepare to get your blinky fix!

Home Drone in Vermont
Steve Seremeth, Ed Haase

The adventures of building an arduino-based quadcopter: what inspired us to build one, what the project entails, and how you can make one, too.

Aeroquad the Open Source Quadcopter
Home Drone in Vermont








Presentations by Champlain College Students
Recent projects and a demo of the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic

The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer
The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer

“The MakerBot 3-D printer offers the possibility of manufacturing products in the home almost as easily as printing a document with an inkjet printer. The company’s Thing-O-Matic machine moves in three dimensions to spray layers of colored plastic to form objects, some quite intricate. ”
-NY Times
Click here for the complete article