My geeky hobby of making low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs--see my DIYDrones link at left) will be featured in our new PBS show, Wired Science, tonight (8:00pm in most markets, but check your local listings).
The segment starts with an amateur UAV fly-in we ran at the Alameda Naval Air Station of a few months ago, and then goes to see the pros at NASA Ames. Along with a few shots of my Lego UAV and a cellphone plane, there are some great scenes from NASA, including one where, totally by chance, I walk into a huge hanger interviewing a NASA researcher while a freakin' robot Blackhawk helicopter lands right behind us!
I think I'm going to turn those seconds into an animated GIF and make it my web sig or something. It's that cool.
Check out the preview and web extras here. And tune in/DVR tonight!