"We finally flew our first thermal camera flight yesterday afternoon. About 10 seconds after launch my co pilot looked at the screen and said something like, 'We now have our very own predator drone'"
A rice farmer in Louisiana had a real problem, feral pigs were coming out of the woods at night, into the rice fields, tearing up his crops and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.
The only solution is to bring in hunters to shoot the pigs.
Hunting feral pigs
in waist high rice plants, in the dead of night, is very difficult. You have to be within 10 feet of them to shoot them and it can take hours to stalk them down. So the farmer calls his brother, an Electronic Warfare engineer who flies RC airplanes as a hobby
$5000 worth of electronics, including a $4500 infrared camera
, are installed on a $80 model airplane, and the Dehogaflier is born!
posted by smoothvirus
on Oct 18, 2011 -
Oh, my. These cows
are ready to do the Charleston (with some practice, perhaps). These curious cows
are only mildly skittish and love to exercise.
Some light fun for a Saturday afternoon.
posted by glaucon
on Sep 17, 2011 -
Baby you can drive my car. Mini RC cars
are all the rage but how often do you get to control a RC car in Tokyo from your browser. Bascule created a web interface for controling an RC car in their office, hooked up a couple of web cams on the track and now allows anyone with the Flash 6 plug-in to log in and drive their car for 60 seconds.
posted by DragonBoy
on Jul 23, 2003 -