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    Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    The little computer is used to guide the missile, listening for tank engine noises.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    So if i go around making Brum Brum noises i could get a missile in the face.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    So if i go around making Brum Brum noises i could get a missile in the face.
    A Pi in the face!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    The Ukraine is one of the biggest exporters of weapons in the world and develops plenty of indigenous weaponary. I expect it might actually work a bit better than we suspect. Its quite ingenious though - they are using cheap off the shelf electronics instead of expensive dedicated military electronics.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    But will it run Minecraft?

    (Maybe take the place of TNT in MC)
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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Oh damn, now all these nice cheap computing toys are going to be put on a "banned list" somewhere. No more hacker toys

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Parker View Post
    Oh damn, now all these nice cheap computing toys are going to be put on a "banned list" somewhere. No more hacker toys
    I think that argument happened years ago when someone pointed out how easy it is to build a cruise missile out of off the shelf gps & rc parts.

    You could probably write a guidance app on a £30 smartphone these days, and use a bbc microbit to do bluetooth to servo connections.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Damn someone beat me to it!
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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Literally Pi-in-the-sky...

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Well, as long as its open source.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Quote Originally Posted by theleader View Post
    A Pi in the face!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    How does it hear anything over the wind noise?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I think that argument happened years ago when someone pointed out how easy it is to build a cruise missile out of off the shelf gps & rc parts.

    You could probably write a guidance app on a £30 smartphone these days, and use a bbc microbit to do bluetooth to servo connections.
    You can't make a cruise missile run off civilian GPS (http://ravtrack.com/GPStracking/coco...ng-limits/469/), but some kind of suicide drone is perfectly feasible - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32465624

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    How does it hear anything over the wind noise?

    You can't make a cruise missile run off civilian GPS (http://ravtrack.com/GPStracking/coco...ng-limits/469/), but some kind of suicide drone is perfectly feasible - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32465624
    I wondered the same about the wind noise.

    You can't guide a rocket with gps, it will shut down under acceleration if the speed or altitude doesn't get it. But how about a pulse jet? Well in the realms of diy (just check out Colin Furze on youtube), and they can work at low altitude and the sort of speeds that my car can manage so the gps shouldn't freak out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardupilot

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    How does it hear anything over the wind noise?
    By using microphones which are tuned for low frequencies and disregarding the high frequencies of wind noise.
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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    By using microphones which are tuned for low frequencies and disregarding the high frequencies of wind noise.
    Indeed, wind noise usually sounds like white noise with a good spread of frequencies but in this case the wind noise will come from turbulence around the rocket including the holes drilled in the sides presumably for the microphones to hear through. So that would mean you can probably tune any wind noise to be high frequency and so baffled out.

    I guess tanks will now have to have a new countermeasure of spitting out a device that makes a deep rumbling noise.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi powered anti-tank rocket launcher prototype shown

    I'm getting my Raspberry Pi (III) to simulate different types of tank noises! That should fool these anti-tank missiles!

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