CloudFormation provides a language for provisioning resources in AWS. In a text file you can model and provision your infrastructure. And the service makes it even easier to clean up resources. We can specify our entire infrastructure in CloudFormation as a unit called a “stack.” And you create it with a single create command that includes the specification for the … More How to Delete S3 Bucket Contents in CloudFormation
I wrote up a tutorial on how to install the Logstash S3 input plugin on an AWS EC2 instance. I hope this tutorial makes the world a better place for DevOps engineers and programmers like me. Please let me know if I left anything out. I am happy to help if you have problems setting … More Logstash S3 input plugin on AWS
The other day I was working with DNS delegation and I needed to test a subdomain being posted in AWS route 53 to make sure that I can use this DNS delegation configuration for future projects confidently. Here’s a link to a post from Amazon web services about DNS delegation. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/CreatingNewSubdomain.html This helped me realize … More AWS S3 Bucket ‘host’ header
I received my Ping2020 transceiver but I needed the Ping programmer to set the call sign and other relevant broadcast data. The Ping programmer is also the PingUSB device. After programming the Ping2020 I can use it with the Foreflight app to see live ADS-B data. This is great since it helps me confirm that … More ADS-B Out test – Passed
Today I setup the original hexacopter I built with the uAvianix PingRX ADS-B receiver. (ADS-B In) I will have more detailed videos in the near future. Look for the red light on the device to blink when ADS-B data is being received. This worked indoors surrounded by a steel building. An airport was nearby about … More Hornet’s nest’s first ADS-B In equipped drone is now available!
ADS-B with Pixhawk 2 fixed … More Pixhawk 2 ADS-B working with Uavionix PingRx
I heard this today on the Drone & Sundry YouTube channel. I have not yet heard of a better option, but I will be open to other solutions. In my view, there must be a reason it has taken a long time to get adoption of this protocol. I think it’s an indication of the … More ADS-B is 30 years old?
Thanks to the uAvionix PingRx ADS-B receiver, I can see data. Using my Pixhawk flight controller (1st Gen) I was able to see my Ping Rx receiving ADS-B data next to the downtown San Diego airport (SAN) I will continue to work on integrating this and other sensors on my Pixhawk based drones. Hopefully, my Ping2020 … More I see ADS-B data
I purchased an Intel Edison (discontinued) and the development board for it, but I needed a case to protect the device. I purchased the Eleduino on Amazon but it did not have any instructions. I created these videos to help others avoid confusion when putting this kit together. Here … More How to assemble Intel Edison with Eleduino
I spent time rearranging the motors to ensure each was spinning in the correct direction for a hexacopter. This took time but is critical for level flight while hovering. The next step is to take an indoor test flight and learn about the settings needed for autonomous flight. For my personal Tarot X6 hexacopter, I … More Ready for Test Flight