When we were developing the Crazyflie, going from our hackish prototype to a production version, we decided to start posting a blog-post every week. Back then we always used to meet after work on Mondays to work on our project, so we named our “once-a-week” update “Monday posts”. The purpose of the posts was to show that things were happening behind the scenes, even if things looked pretty quiet. Developing something from scratch takes a lot of time and there’s not always something interesting happening, so the Monday-posts covered all sorts of things related to the project. We’ve written about the good times, the bad times and everything in between; covering tech, manufacturing, our community and trips that we’ve done.
It’s not always easy to come up with something to write about every week. Sometimes we spend lot’s of time investigating and writing about something (like RPM measurements part 1, 2 and 3) and sometimes it’s just a quick note about what’s happening. But we’ve made a point of always posting something (even on Christmas eve), and have been doing so every Monday since January 2012. So we were a bit shocked this week when we realized that it was Tuesday and we have missed posting something yesterday. But don’t worry, we’re still here and things are still happening :-)
Next month we will be attending the Bay Area Maker Faire. Last fall we visited the Maker Faire in Rome and really liked it! While there we met people from Make that invited us to the Bay Area for the next Maker Faire. It’s an awesome event with lots of technology and geeks around, so we’re really looking forward to it!
In other news we will be switching domain shortly to our bitcraze.io domain and also switching on SSL for the blog/wiki/forum. Our old bitcraze.se will still be around linking to the same site. The move is planned for this week, but like always there might be something else happening that postpones it.
Don’t forget that we still have the CCW-propeller replacement running. So if you have a Crazyflie 2.0 from the first batch and you are having issues with your propellers, then fill in the form and we will ship you a set of replacement propellers.