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How Open Source Powers a Battlestar Galactica-Inspired Flight Simulator

Mar 29, 2012, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rikki Endsley)

"The Viper flight simulator is being built by five high school students, some parents, and mentors from Marin, Oakland, and San Francsico as part of the Young Makers program. The plan is to unveil the project at Maker Faire in May 2012.

"Although proprietary software is behind the audio and video creation, the students are modifying FlightGear as the flight simulator game that will be running on the monitors in the cockpit. Other open source components include Arduinos, which control the 'set dressing' and internal controls, and Python code that acts as the glue to facilitate communication between the controls, Arduinos, and FlightGear."

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