• aseaofquotes:

    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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  • kayleyhyde:

    JRR Tolkien reads an excerpt from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

    ‘I cannot read the fiery letters,’ said Frodo in a quavering voice.

    ‘No,’ said Gandalf, ‘but I can. The letters are Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here. But this in the Common Tongue is what is said, close enough:

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

    It is only two lines of a verse long known in Elven-lore:

    Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

    Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.’

    (Source: copiloting, via aubade)

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  • "I used to build dreams about you. A man has to have something living to cling to."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Benediction (via fitzgeraldquotes)
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  • aubade:

    Mitsuko Uchida, Mozart’s sonata in C major, K309/284b; allegro con spirito

    The original post used a lot more words to say that no one really plays Mozart quite as good as Mitsuko Uchida does.

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  • A drone-building glossary

    unmanneddesign:

    We assembled our quadcopter from a kit, which included an electronics package that basically just needed to be mounted and plugged in. Our primary reference was this website, which is easy to follow and full of comments that address many of the problems you’ll encounter (really, these forums and others you’ll find on the web are invaluable):

    It’s no longer being maintained, though. The new site, while cleaner and easier to navigate, doesn’t seem to have the wealth of information yet.

    For now, I would recommend using both in tandem.

    UPDATE: as we posted earlier, 3D robotics has released this assembly manual. It would have saved us literally days of deciphering inferior instructions. Check it out.

    Surprisingly, one of the biggest hurdles was understanding the language of our directions well enough to follow them. Before we even ordered the kit, I spent hours searching for the meanings of various acronyms, so to spare you the trouble, and to keep them in one place for myself, I’m listing them here. It’s strange, a lot of these have entered my day-to-day speech, but just a month or two ago they were completely opaque. That said, this might seem silly, but if I had been given the same list I could have been spared hours of google searches. I’ll probably keep adding to it as we learn new things:

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  • sjuab:

    This is my current settings on my upgraded QAV500g with longer arms and Graupner 11x5 propellers. The motors are Tiger 4006-13 740KV and I run them on 4s LiPos.

    The gimbal upgrade comes from getfpv.com and I use a AlexMos-card from flyduino.net.

    I’m getting more and more happy with this QAV/Gimbal but I can’t get the gimbal to behave when facing 90 degrees downwards. I is hard to find the right balance between power and PIDs when you use the gimbal in it’s extreme positions, at least I can’t get it to work perfectly.

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