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Game Boy Controls a Drone: Nintendrone

Game Boy Controls a Drone: Nintendrone
Get that old Nintendo Game Boy out of the attic folks. It just got a new modern use. Gautier Hattenberger has figured out a way to control a drone using the old handheld gaming brick. Now he’s flying with power! Hattenberger posted his plans on the Paparazzi UAV Blog, but be aware that it is not a simple thing to do.

Guy Cooks a Steak Using a Flying Drone

Guy Cooks a Steak Using a Flying Drone
This guy knows how to cook a steak on the grill like a real man. Let the drone do all of the work. That’s how you do it. Or, that’s how you don’t do it. I’ll have my steak well-drone please. Want to know how you cook steak with a drone?
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Pokémon GO Takes to The Skies

Pokémon GO Takes to The Skies
Pokémon Go is blowing up like crazy. Everyone is playing it and getting out and walking. But what if you are lazy and don’t feel like walking just to catch Pokémon? We already saw one person playing the game using a drone, and now it seems that it’s turning into a trend.

Genius Plays Pokémon Go with Drone

Genius Plays Pokémon Go with Drone
So what do you do if you really like Pokémon Go, but don’t agree with Nintendo’s evil plans to make you go outside? You go full on MacGyver like this dude and strap your Android device to a DJI drone and fly to catch ’em all.

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99
Drones are used for capturing video can be expensive, so if you’re not planning on capturing aerial shots and just want a drone for flying fun, here’s an inexpensive, but capable alternative. The Chimera Drone measures just 7.2″

Starship Technologies Autonomous Delivery Robots Bring the Autom-noms

Starship Technologies Autonomous Delivery Robots Bring the Autom-noms
Yes, this looks like a cooler on six wheels. If you put some handlebars on it, it could be something you see at the NASCAR track between races with a redneck atop it. In fact, it’s a very swanky autonomous wheeled delivery system for packages and food that is in testing by Starship Technologies. The idea is that the tiny autonomous vehicle could turn up and pick up food or packages for delivery at a retailer, then deliver the packages or food to the consumer within about a 2-mile radius.

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone
One of the better video game controller that Mattel tried early on was the Nintendo Power Glove. It was very innovative for its time, but naturally it didn’t always function as well as we would have liked.

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon

EHang 184 Autonomous Airplane to Start Flight Testing Soon
Anyone who has ever held onto the dream of climbing into a personal VTOL aircraft that can take them where they want to go has to be excited at the idea of the EHang 184 automated aircraft that we talked when it showed up at CES 2016.

Drone Doubles as a Piñata, Doesn’t Elude for Long

Drone Doubles as a Piñata, Doesn’t Elude for Long
Drones make almost every activity better. Even piñata smashing. To prove that point, Jon Stamm and Joey Graves of Vat19 recently took a gummy bear piñata, filled it with cereal marshmallows, attached the piñata to a DJI Phantom drone, and then tried to smash it wide open with a baseball bat while blindfolded.

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included
I am a big fan of the Half-Life franchise and like most fans, I am still pissed that we haven’t seen a new Half-Life game in years. I have lots of memories of playing that game and smashing stuff with my crowbar.

Guy With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a Russian History Festival

Guy With a Spear Takes Down Flying Drone at a Russian History Festival
Get yonder infernal flying contraption out of here you bloody wizard! Check out this video of a drone flying over a history festival in Russia. Everything is fine until one of the actors suddenly appears and chucks a spear at the drone, sending it tumbling out of the sky. That’s what happens when you interrupt a battle reenactment in Russia.

Intel Brings Its 100 Dancing Drones to Palm Springs, California

Intel Brings Its 100 Dancing Drones to Palm Springs, California
Back in January, Intel set up a very cool nighttime drone program that had the flying machines festooned with colored lights and flying in unison. There were 100 drones in that show and they flew in tune with music played by an orchestra.

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News

Hover Camera Drone: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani, Westerlund News
Consumer drones equipped for photography or videography often have automatic tracking or path-finding so you can shoot with them even when you’re alone. Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera might be the smallest and most durable of its kind to pack those features. The Hover Camera weighs around 238 g (approx.

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO
UFO researchers are not having an easy time these days. Between photos and videos that are easily doctored, the “truth” has never been harder to find. It makes matters worse when drones can just pretend to be UFOs.

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit

Deal: Make Your Own Drone with the FlexBot Camera Drone Kit
Why just buy a drone, when you can make your own? The FlexBot includes everything you need to make your own quadcopter, complete with an on-board camera. The kit includes the circuit board, motors, propellers, rechargeable battery, and outer shell parts you need to build your drone.

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins

DARPA Wants to Make Flying Gremlins
DARPA has awarded contracts for a new program it’s calling “Gremlins.” But before you get all excited about the government funding murderous creatures that start as adorable Mogwai that turn bad if you feed them too late at night, DARPA’s Gremlins are unmanned flying drones that can be launched and recovered by a C-130 in mid-air. DARPA wants the unmanned aircraft to be launchable by bombers and perhaps even smaller planes.
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