Mischievous drone sprays paint, foolish string and flames
We’re nonetheless not likely positive what a “artistic know-how studio” is, however it positive looks like a rattling enjoyable place to work. Apparently your job at one, like Chaotic Moon, is to only consider “superior” concepts with little sensible objective and make them a actuality. Why? As a result of you’ll be able to. Final yr the agency used a drone to tase a poor intern, and married an Oculus Rift to a Leap movement so we might punch sharks. This yr it determined to attempt one thing a little much less harmful (and much much less more likely to finish in a lawsuit). Tyrone Drone is a reasonably normal drone with some easy modifications. As an alternative of holding a digital camera, he is holds and fires a sprig can.
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One of many demos that Chaotic Moon had in thoughts concerned having Tyrone tag up a wall with some graffiti. Sadly, shortly earlier than he was set to make his huge debut at SXSW, Austin police determined there can be no drones flying over the town. As you’ll be able to think about, their plans to set a dummy on hearth have been additionally scrapped. However the firm did provide you with an answer: exchange the spray paint with foolish string and transfer the entire shebang indoors
As you’ll be able to see he nonetheless makes a multitude, however at the least there’s fewer poisonous fumes and no one’s garments have been completely stained with Krylon. Whereas flying the drone round and spraying flame in all places was axed, we nonetheless obtained to see a tabletop demo. It is fairly primary actually; A mount holds a Zippo lighter a number of inches in entrance of the drone, whereas an aerosol can of hair spray offers the gasoline. A push of a button on the distant triggers a servo that depresses the nozzle and voilà — FIRE! And there wasn’t any want for particular programming or a ton of customized hardware. The few easy elements wanted have been 3D printed on MakerBot Replicator 2x.
There’s additionally an idea for a beacon-based mostly app that may permit Tyrone to fly to locations marked with a digital tag and depart behind a spay paint one. Proper now there is no working prototype, however you will get an concept of what it’d appear to be within the promo video under.