X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Some of you will think this guy is the best dad ever, while others will think he is lazy. Personally I think he’s pretty awesome. Paul Wallich has entrusted a quadcopter to walk his son to the bus stop.

The quadcopter was keyed in to track a GPS beacon in his son’s backpack. This is high-tech parenting at its best. This flying drone can follow his child from a set distance and make sure the kid stays safe and out of trouble, while pop watches the remote video camera from the comfort of his computer screen.

Getting this device to follow his kid was the tricky part. An RFID solution would have required a bulkier antenna than the craft could really carry. So he used a navigation program that keeps the copter a set distance away from the GPS beacon it is following. This kid is hopefully pretty popular right now thanks to his dad’s inventiveness.

Now he just needs to rig it to fire projectiles at any bullies his son encounters on the way to school.

[via iEEE Spectrum via Geekosystem]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (2):

  1. jeff says:

    Grammar mistake: ” at it’s best”. I don’t think you mean “at it is best”.

More from Awesomer Media...

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights

World’s Biggest RC Helicopter

World’s Biggest RC Helicopter

Tesla Model S 75 kWh Battery Upgrade Getting Cheaper?

Tesla Model S 75 kWh Battery Upgrade Getting Cheaper?

Magnum P.I.’s Actual Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole is for Sale

Magnum P.I.’s Actual Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole is for Sale

Mezco Thundercats Mega Scale Lion-O and Mumm-Ra Action Figures

Mezco Thundercats Mega Scale Lion-O and Mumm-Ra Action Figures

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange Action Figure

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange Action Figure

Advertisement