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Friday, February 22 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Lessons Learned in Designing a Self-video Self-hovering Nano Copter - Gregoire Gentil, Always Innovating

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Always Innovating has announced a new product, the MeCam (www.alwaysinnovating.com/products/mecam.htm), a self video nano copter to point-and-shoot yourself. The MeCam launches from the palm of a hand and hovers instantly. This talk will review the lessons learned during the design of this product:
* hardware – CPU: the choice and the different trade-offs involved with this selection.
* hardware – sensors: the complete list of the 14 sensors, their advantages and drawbacks.
* software – core: the architecture of the Linux based system and the key challenges.
* software – stabilization algorithm: the experience during the tuning of the different algorithms
participating to the self hovering.
This talk targets developer with good expertise in both hardware and software. No deep knowledge in a specific field is mandatory but serious understanding of ARM and the Linux kernel is a plus.

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Gregoire Gentil

Founder, Always Innovating
Grégoire Gentil is a serial entrepreneur with five start-ups in fifteen years, he is an innovator at heart with a nothing-is-impossible attitude. Grégoire is currently the founder and CEO of Always Innovating, one of the most innovative design companies in the consumer electronics space with multiple breakthrough innovations. Prior to that, he co-founded Twingo Systems, which was introducing the concept of security by virtualization and was... Read More →

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