Drone Adventures, Pt. 1: Building a drone
I’ve decided to build a drone.
First, a bit of background. I run an Internet of Things start-up called Spark IO; we make development tools and an open source platform for connected hardware products. In particular, we sell a Wi-Fi development kit called the Spark Core, a new one (just announced) called the Photon, and we call our open source platform Spark OS.
Being a CEO of a start-up is a crazy chaotic job, and while I did much of the early development on the platform (specifically hardware design and front-end development), lately I have had less of an opportunity to do so. This makes sense for a growing start-up, but it means that I’ve grown further from my customers, who are engineers, software developers, designers, artists, and students.
It also means that I don’t have an opportunity to use our development tools and make sure they actually solve the problems we’re trying to...
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