Current scene in the smathermather household — OpenDroneMap sneakernet packets being produced for training 53 people in OpenDroneMap on Monday.
(Yes, I’m using rsync, not tar. Old dog. New tricks.)
edit: let’s throw some code up there, ugly though it may be:
START=$(date +%s) && cd /media/user/USB\ DISK/ && rsync -avz /home/user/Desktop/* . && cd .. && \ END=$(date +%s) && DIFF=$(( $END - $START )) && echo && echo "Processing took $DIFF seconds" & \ START=$(date +%s) && cd /media/user/USB\ DISK1/ && rsync -avz /home/user/Desktop/* . && cd .. && \ END=$(date +%s) && DIFF=$(( $END - $START )) && echo && echo "Processing took $DIFF seconds" && \ cd .. &
6 thoughts on “OpenDroneMap and the art of sneakernet packet making”
Have you considered using a PirateBox or a LibraryBox for distributing the files? Though free flash drives are awesome too 😀
Great idea. I thought briefly about it (not knowing how easy it is now), but from the time I knew I had no network to delivery, flash was faster. I will definitely add that to the toolkit however… .
Yeah. It might be cheaper and faster in the long run but people do like USB freebies. Hehe. Haven’t actually tried it a real workshop yet though. Will trial it this November.
For the hardware, the MR3040 is a bit pricier than the MR3020 but I think it’s the better choice for portability. Pair it with a low profile flash drive and you’ve got yourself a lean mean file serving machine. MR3020 needs be plugged in to work but it shouldn’t be a problem assuming the venue has plenty of power outlets or if you have a powerbank 🙂 Good luck!
Awesome! I’ll be using that.
I was bad and had them return the drives this time… .
Just curious, what flash drives did you use? Can’t read the labels on the picture.