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January 29, 2003 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Hobbyist records video from the POV of a model rocket via microwave downlink. The videos may be getting slammed with traffic right now, but the essential geeky construction photos are here. via macintouch
posted by machaus (11 comments total)

 
My goodness this is cool! Developed by a wireless group, the frequency used for the video transmission is within the spectrum used by 802.11b. They used an extremely cool helical antenna to catch the signal generated by the little onboard transmitter - aiming it at the rocket as it went along.

The server is indeed being hammered, but the construction photographs alone are worth the visit.

Thanks for a great link! My inner geek is hyperventilating.
posted by aladfar at 9:28 AM on January 29, 2003


yup can't load the vids - but the geekness is superb.
posted by Big_B at 10:16 AM on January 29, 2003


here is a mirror of the vid for anyone out there who wants it. I'll leave it up for the next day or two. Please don't post this anywhere else or give it to everyone you know or anything, because my ISP will probably kill me just for posting it here.
http://users.eastlink.ca/~jongreen/rocket.wmv
posted by bytecode at 11:21 AM on January 29, 2003


OMG that is beautiful. Thanks bytecode.
posted by machaus at 11:35 AM on January 29, 2003


Great link machaus and thanks bytecode for the mirror.
posted by snez at 11:42 AM on January 29, 2003


Bet he could get seven figures out of the Pentagon for that...
posted by rhruska at 12:46 PM on January 29, 2003


Kind of like a preview of what we'll be seeing over Iraq in a few weeks....
posted by ParisParamus at 1:22 PM on January 29, 2003


Kind of like a preview of what we'll be seeing over Iraq in a few weeks....very cool, making my inner geek, inner amateur radio operator, inner kid tingle...
posted by ParisParamus at 1:25 PM on January 29, 2003


Not to mention your outer warmonger.
posted by Optamystic at 6:28 PM on January 29, 2003


That's a blast!
posted by HTuttle at 11:17 PM on January 29, 2003


Loved it! Thanks, Machaus.

Paris: you sir, need to be smacked about the head a bit.
posted by Dick Paris at 12:12 AM on January 30, 2003


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