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Laurent Eschenauer
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Awesome progress for the +Fleye team !
 
It was a gorgeous sunny day and we had a lot of fun flying outdoor. Finally took the time to assemble a short video to share these good moments with you.
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A smartphone controlled flying camera ball... the future is here ! Now... where is my lightsaber ? #drones   #innovation  
 
Really proud of what the team as accomplished over the last months, this idea of a flying camera ball is getting pretty real !
Above: A mashup between the original 3D CAD file and the actual prototype Hello Fleyers, Over the last three months we have been busy working on our new
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coucou bonsoir je me nomme Catherine et j'aimerais faire votre connaissance si possible
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Insane :-)
 
A breadboarded 68000 (more precise: 68008) computer running Linux. #geekporn

"Schematics? Forget it. Everything was built incrementally, one wire at a time, while staring at chip datasheets. It’s an organic creation."

http://www.bigmessowires.com/2014/11/17/68-katy-68000-linux-on-a-solderless-breadboard/
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Hehe, good times with +Dimitri Arendt, building +Fleye in my garden :)
 
A year ago, two foolish engineers trying to fly a ball shaped device in their garden. This was version 0.3 of our +Fleye nicknamed 'Curious Cormoran'.
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I invite you to follow +Fleye - my new startup adventure. Building a flying camera that is safe, robust and easy to use ! More news soon !
 
We are building a flying camera that is safe for humans. It is the size & weight of a soccer ball, and moving parts are fully shielded. Here is another early 3D concept. What do you think ?
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Neat concept!
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What the hell happened to Federated Social Networks?

Today marks the third anniversary of this epic interview I did with +Robert Scoble. I took the time to reflect on what happened since then, why these initiatives failed, and where to go from here.

http://eschnou.com/entry/what-the-hell-happened-to-federated-social-networks-62-24936.html

So, what do you think... Are federated social communications doomed? What do we need to make it happen? What do YOU need to join the movement?
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The future of flying robots is here... 
 
The lucky attendance at Liège Futur yesterday evening had the nice surprise of a live demo from +Fleye on stage after our pitch :-)
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I can soon start training at the light saber with a remote :-) #starwars  is becoming real :-)
 
Drone boxing ? Seems like we can soon start playing dronepong ! Do not attempt this with a  quadcopter :-) +Fleye is the world's safest drone !

Signup up at http://gofleye.com for early bird access and discount !
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just make sure it can release blasts of gaz to get jedi-level accelerations.
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The safest drone ever built ! No need to take-off or land, just throw and catch ! Follow +Fleye for more !
 
Fleye is the first consumer friendly "flying camera"

Its unique shape and design makes it safe, robut and fun to use. Pull it out of your backpack, choose one of its predefined missions and simply throw it in the air. Fleye will follow you, capturing your life from a whole different angle.
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Science-fiction ? Not much longer...
 
We are building the ultimate consumer flying camera and we'll tell you more over the coming weeks. Here are some early design sketches :-)
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Good bye friend, I'm outta here.

As you may have read in a recent blog post [1], I'm signing out (and probably soon deleting) my cloud accounts and in particular my Google one.

I don't want to sit on the sideline while our democracies slowly drift to totalitarianism. Freedom of expression and Privacy are essential values that needs to be defended. By continuing to use these US-based cloud services, we act like sheep. We deserve what is happening, we made it happen, it is all our fault and now is time to change that.

You can keep following my adventures by RSS on https://eschnou.com, and comment using #indieweb pingbacks.

Update: Thanks for the interesting discussion. But I'm really out and will refrain to re-login to check your comments. We can continue this conversation here: http://eschnou.storytlr.net/entry/good-bye-friend-im-outta-here-google-62-25018.html

[1] https://eschnou.com/entry/implementing-prism-break-62-25013.html
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Thanks for the interesting discussion. But I'm really out and will refrain to re-login to check your comments. We can continue this conversation here, on my own site: http://eschnou.storytlr.net/entry/good-bye-friend-im-outta-here-google-62-25018.html
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Great to see other developers building plugins for WebFlight[1], this one[2] shows live air traffic as an augmented reality overlay in the drone cockpit.Woaw :-)

Update: Video was removed by the user, a new one is availabe here:
AR.Drone with air traffic (ADS-B) overlaid on camera feed


[1] https://github.com/wiseman/webflight-traffic
[2] http://eschnou.github.io/ardrone-webflight/

#drone   #nodecopter   #ardrone  
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CEO of Fleye, the safest drone ever built.
Employment
  • Fleye
    Building the future of drones, 2014 - present
  • ComodIT
    Co-founder & Head of software development, 2010 - 2014
  • Vodafone
    Senior Research Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • The Boston Consulting Group
    Management Consulting, 2005 - 2007
  • PEPITe
    Research Engineer, 2002 - 2005
  • University Of Maryland
    Graduate Research Assistant, 2000 - 2002
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Liège, Belgium
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College Park, Maryland - Paris, France
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Entrepreneur, Software/Electronics Hacker, Maker. I'm CEO of Fleye, the safest drone ever built.
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CEO of Fleye. We are building the first consumer friendly "flying camera". Our drone is spherical, the size and weight of a soccer ball, and harmless. A drone you can fly near people.

Architect of multiple open source projects @storytlr, @onesocialweb. Worked at Boston Consulting Group, Vodafone R&D. MSc ENEE University of Maryland.

Born behind a computer screen, I'm the kind of guy that writes software on Sunday afternoon because it is fun. Got my MSc in Comp. Engineering in 2002 from the University of Maryland and since then worked both as a software engineer and as a management consultant, giving me a good balance between technology and business insight.

I have a passion for technology, the web is my playground. Today I'm enjoying myself with mobile platforms, cloud computing, and the exciting topic of federated social networks.

I'm always happy to meet new faces and have great discussions, so feel free to ping me an email if you want to chat.
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My daughter says I'm the best dad in the *world* !
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  • University of Maryland
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2000 - 2002
  • Université de Liège
    Electrical Engineering, 1995 - 2000
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