Source: Experience A World Personalized For You

September 3, 2015 by  
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When you are searching for something, you want recommendations. But you want recommendations from people who like what you like, do what you do and share your tastes. That’s what this platform does for you. Not recommendations from just anyone, these are recommendations from people who matter. You’ll be able to connect to the kinds of brands and experiences that make for an unforgettable night out. No matter where you travel to, you’ll know where all your team fans meet to watch the game as well as the best party venues for you. There are loyalty rewards for you when you take advantage of the special offers.

You get recommendations that match what you like. You can rate things and that rating connects you to others that like what you like. When you support this project you get lots perks, You can become a VIP influencer and attend the great Source launch parties that are happening around the country. Tired of picking bad places to eat? Here is your answer

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Crowdfunding: DTSoft – Decom Telemetry Software

August 18, 2015 by  
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DTSoft – Decom  Telemetry Software


Supporting software development for TM systems

DTSoft designs and manufactures telemetry products for the flight test and antenna tracking communities. DTSoft intends to demonstrate its products at the prestigious International Telemetry Conference, ITC USA 2015, Oct 26 – Oct 29, at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

DTSoft provides a way to get data to and from the outside world.  For the decoder side, it can even replace a piece of hardware (the framesync/decom).  Likewise with the encoder side. The use of the gateway products coupled with the power of the DTSoft software, gives you a quite reasonably priced (relatively speaking),  method to play with data, as well as a more universal method.  Even the cabling is cheaper.

DTSoft will explore TMoIP, telemetry over IP.  Instead of just another trend it heralds the future for the industry.  Like everything else, telemetry data transport is going to the network and computers, once it gets out of the air (or before it gets into the air, as the case may be).  Very akin to VOIP (voice over IP that many phones are now, teleconferencing systems, etc.).

Some gateways can take the network data and reproduce the clock and data (e.g. IPtec TNP-100).  This lends itself to another product from DtSoft, the TDynaSim.  This is a full software PCM encoder, capable of creating async embedded streams, as well as the generation of PRN patterns.  This would give you the complete package from the encoder side of things through the decoder side of the house.  RF included if so desired.

The results is that you have the ability to take the data directly from whatever source that created the clock/data and get it into a form you can use in the PC.  For instance:

  • Bitsync – From a single bitsync, to a bitsync farm
  • PCM Encoder – Take the clock/data lines directly from your vehicle PCM encoder.
  • RF Receiver – For range receiver types (e.g. Quasonix Gen 2, Lumistar Ls-35, Semco), take the data right from the clock/data outputs to put into the gateway.  Now you’ve just eliminated the need for a framesync/decom card.
  • Data recorder that doesn’t put out network packets, but does put out clock/data.

This way one is able to go to a test range, in the peanut gallery, taking just your laptop and a gateway, and being able to plug into the range complex’s clock/data line and process/view the data as you see fit.  (Many ranges provide a clock/data source in the viewing gallery).

Take your laptop on-board a vehicle under test, in flight, tie into the PCM encoder, and monitor/analyze the data in real time. Take your laptop and a reverse gateway and play back a flight test recording, into a system you’ll be running a live flight on later, or perform a BERT or CRC check on that system prior to the expensive flight test itself.

Support this project and get this enhancement in the field.

Baltimore Hacker Space is Crowdfunding

August 13, 2015 by  
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Baltimore Hacker Space is Crowdfunding

This non-profit technology educational facility is home to many great projects. Projects that people can’t work on at home ( not everyone has a garage). It has been member funded in the past and provided tools and training for anyone wanting to build something special. Their expenses recently went up. Here is what happened in their words. “Recently, our landlord “discovered” a number water bills that he’d missed over the past two years, and he’s passing that expense on to us. So we’ve run the numbers, and our $5,000 goal will keep us financially stable and allow us to focus on community outreach for the next two years. As a 501(c)3 charity, we work to promote growth and learning in our community by providing people a place to learn and work in a positive and collaborative environment. We are sustained by our membership dues. However, we do open up all of our classes and events to non-members. We try to provide at least 2-3 days per week where non-members can come in and work with our facilities.”
It’s all about helping a community resource stay a community resource. You can sponsor a go-cart. You can get T-shirts and even book some time in the shop to work on your ideas. You can have a storm trooper visit you or even pick up a years membership.

Support them here.

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