Asides

Playing with Drones

There’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do, and one of those is designing and making a drone.  I thought, maybe it could be a heli based drone, but quadcopters seem to be the most practical way to do something simple without too much complexity.

Of course, there are a lot of people out there who have created some pretty functional drones already, and it’s hard to come up with something unique to do.

So I have an idea — what if I made a micro indoor UAV?  Something that is tracked and controlled by a central computer using real time image recognition and a certain amount of spacial awareness?

It might be neat to make a little indoor companion drone that can automatically greet visitors to my place, or welcome me home, or just fly around at random like a bird — minus the constant pooping.

I’m going to have to give this some thought…  Wonder if anyone has successfully done this at home themselves….