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Holiday Travel Pro Tips: Part 2 - TSA PreCheck and Global Entry

We’ve all been there: waiting in a seemingly endless security line, getting antsy that we may miss our flight, and watching resentfully as other travelers breeze by in the TSA PreCheck line.  465 more words

Travel

Finding direction, distance and navigating to a distant base by stars, fine reading of latitude (Part 2).

by tonytran2015
(Melbourne, Australia).

This is applicable to navigation in an ocean or in a large desert with clear, flat horizontal skyline. It uses the complementary stars touching the horizon instead of stars traveling directly over the zenith of the navigator. 899 more words

Survival

Improving position tracking of a mobile robot

In a number of previous articles I’ve discussed a line following robot and the monitor program that runs on a PC to show the robot in action. 629 more words

LeJOS Features

"McKay Elizabeth" Going Out by TomShacochis


Stay between the navigational markers is always a good rule to follow. This is a deadrise after heading out to fish the Chesapeake Bay…keeping the Green Right going out…….and the Red Right returning. 7 more words

Water

Set and Drift

Safely through the breakers, I thought everyone would be jumping up and down and shouting, WE MADE IT! WE MADE IT!… with high-fives all around (it’s certainly what I felt like doing). 1,451 more words

Walking On Water Story

Compass and navigation practice on Hampstead Heath

Compass skills and navigation can be a difficult skill master, but they are incredibly useful and important, especially in low visibility.  Planning a dive along with compass directions, relative distances and depths, really help in unfamiliar dive sites, or when looking for a specific point of interest underwater. 456 more words

Diving