Day: February 22, 2012

Kitegen comes back to fly


I’m very happy to read (link in Italian) that Kitegen has started the automatic testing for take off and landing at Sommariva site.

I just report the main points written in the post which I think they are interesting, without going into a full english translation:

  • first of all, they have managed to perform a take off with only 1.5 m/s wind speed at the ground, which is remarkable given the fact this wind speed is very small. Considering that the wind speed in Europe is around 3 m/s this is a great achievement.
  • the next step they are planning is to test how long the kite can fly without interruption, to achieve 5000 hours of continuous flight 5000 hours per year. H/T Stefano

All in all, it seems the control software is getting ready for the field, and I can’t wait to see the development during spring and summer!

Goodies: Link to the video!

Making playlist with Android

Droid Music

If you would like to make a playlist based on the content on the folder on your droid, just open a terminal, go to the folder where the music is and run

$ls | sort | grep mp3 > "$(basename "$(pwd)")".m3u

and magically you have the playlist..
which looks like this:

04 - Pennywise - Fuck authority.ofn.mp3
07 - A Perfect Government.mp3
07 - Pearl Jam - Do The Evolution.mp3
13 - Goldfinger - 99 Red Balloons .mp3
Nirvana - 03 - Come As You Are.mp3
Oasis - Live Forever.mp3
Offspring - Smash - 05 - Genocide.mp3
System Of A Down - Aeralis.mp3
System Of A Down - Spiders.mp3
03 Whatever Happened to My Rock 'N Roll.wma

the last one is a wma, and if you don’t have time/will to convert it to mp3 can be added with:

$ls | sort | grep wma >> "$(basename "$(pwd)")".m3u

Tip found here