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Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop

by Conner Flynn

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]

Comments (2):

  1. jeff says:

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

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