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Double check my drone gift plan

I'm choosing a drone for a Christmas present and I could use some input. Total budget is $550-600 and that is a pretty hard limit. The intended use would be aerial photography, flying for fun and just poking around looking at things from above. The recipient is a novice and does not already have a GoPro or similar camera. They would be comfortable with minor repairs (props, battery, etc) but not with a complete DIY option. [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Dec 12, 2015 - 5 answers

Getting started in robotics.

I have a 9 year old son. He's interested in making his own flying drone. How do we get started? Kits are fine, but I'd like to stick with simpler plans if possible.
posted by boo_radley on Oct 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Calling all aerial videographers

Seeking a flying machine for less than $100 that can lift an iPhone. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by bigtex on Dec 5, 2014 - 9 answers

What's the best realistic flight simulator?

My friend's son is planning to join the Navy ROTC with the hope of becoming a pilot. What is the best computer (console?) flight simulator for the purpose of developing those skills? Are there any special peripherals to get? Is there a different answer for piloting drones than piloting traditional aircraft? Helicopters? Thanks.
posted by msalt on Nov 29, 2014 - 10 answers

Game of Drones

Christmas is coming, and I want to fly! What's the current state of drone + video? Can I get something worthwhile for $100-$500? Any specific recommendations of models/vendors? I'm not looking for anything commercial quality, just something I can play with and take some pretty videos and check out my roof, stuff like that.
posted by MrMoonPie on Nov 18, 2014 - 7 answers

Best drone for amateur photography

I am looking for a drone to buy to take aerial photos of and on my own property. I have no experience with remote control flying equipment so I need something that is fairly easy to operate. I also would like one where a decent camera is included with the drone. My budget is $500-$1000. I am interested in opinions on different brands and any tips/ideas/advice you may have to offer. Thank you.
posted by GlowWyrm on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

In need of more doom-jazz along the lines of Bohren & der Club of Gore

I've been listening to pretty much nothing but Bohren for about a week, and need more music in a similar vein: extremely slow and at least somewhat jazzy. Details regarding what I already know/like below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Feb 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Is Uplifting Drone a Genre?

Is "uplifting drone" a genre? Because that's what I need: many more tracks that sound like Blanck Mass at its most altering. Layers and layers of sound; a structure that builds and builds; an intense, relentless, and repetitive melodic payoff that goes on for longer than you'd think was feasible. So basically, Fuck Buttons, but a little less percussive. Or something along the lines of this. My Last.fm profile should indicate what is—and is not—currently on my musical radar. Thanks!
posted by Sonny Jim on Aug 22, 2013 - 18 answers

name that song

What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

How many ways are there of getting off the ground?

I've been taking an interest in model helicopter design, but I don't want to build a quadrotor. I want to make something a bit more unique. Looking around, I've found some really bizarre options, things like Flettner aircraft ("the flying paint roller"). I'd like to know just how many options for heavier than air flight there are. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on May 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me build a DIY UAV to make small DEMs!

I want to put together an unmanned aerial vehicle for capturing aerial photos over a small area (probably <1 km2). Ultimately, I would like to be able to extract a digital elevation model from those photos. How can I get started? [more inside]
posted by dialetheia on Aug 29, 2012 - 10 answers

music for an interstellar assembly line

Help me find more long, repetitive, hypnotic, electronic music similar to Black Meteoric Star. [more inside]
posted by czytm on Mar 19, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I become a corporate drone?

How do I get a job as a corporate drone? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jan 25, 2012 - 21 answers

Sounds like Lustmord.

How do I make huge cavernous droney music? [more inside]
posted by googly on Sep 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Who makes the guitar that Emmylou Harris is playing?

Emmylou Harris ordinarily uses a Gibson acoustic guitar, but on some songs (notably The Pearl) she uses a crazy guitar with its lowest string lifted off the fretboard as a drone. Who makes it? Here is a (mesmerizing) video of her playing The Pearl And here is a photo of her playing it. (The pic shows the luthier's mark on the headstock, but I do not recognize it).
posted by capnsue on Mar 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Minimalist drone music?

Music like these guys? I've been slowly making my way through the musicians on this page, but it's rough going. I'm looking for stuff that's droning (vocals and held instrumental notes), repetitive, minimalist, spare, but somewhat structured and not too experimental. If it "never gets going," "never takes off," and thus leaves me with a relaxed, alert, listening/reaching, even slightly incomplete sort of feeling--that's perfect.
posted by zeek321 on Oct 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Recommend me music without pulse or rhythm.

Recommend me music without pulse or rhythm. [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Jun 1, 2010 - 39 answers

Looking for new (to me) ambient and soul music...

Music recommendations at two ends of the spectrum: Soul/R&B and Ambient/Drone/F'd up 20th C. classical... And, bonus question: what are your favorite sources for buying these kinds of music and finding out more about them? Examples of what I like inside... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 26, 2009 - 19 answers

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible

Phill Niblock. Peter Hansen. Jóhann Jóhannsson. Terry Riley. Distant trains. Find me more gorgeous, drifting, droning horns, please.
posted by mykescipark on Sep 24, 2008 - 13 answers

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