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9 Responses to “Digital Open Winners: "Hybrid Airship," by teen robotic blimp builders.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Autonomous capability was not displayed in the video as we are currently developing said capability with AVR RZRaven and TIMSP430 microcontrollers. I’m one of the FSM team.

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  3. zaimond says:

    Awesome! Good job.

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  5. daverunsfromfire says:

    Now that is a wonderful thing. Well done all around!

  6. scifijazznik says:

    It’s the blimp! It’s the blimp, Frank! It’s the blimp!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Well done. Here’s the sort of science project that is fun and still teaches loads about math, mechanics and working in a team. Thanks to Boing Boing for encouraging the next generation of engineers that will design the cool stuff.

  8. ZippySpincycle says:

    Nifty! But as it doesn’t appear to be even partly autonomous, shouldn’t that be “radio controlled blimp” instead of “robotic blimp”?

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