[Noisebridge-discuss] NoiseDrone

Forrest Flanagan solenoidclock at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 09:07:33 PST 2011


I'd count on 802.11 standards and cell phone radios being hindered in the
event of any large police action.

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Geoff Shively <gshively at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes  it would be awkward, so any thoughts about a system that tracks a
> single person/smartphone on the ground, or a secondary person if that
> signal is lost, with min/max altitude to avoid terrestrial collisions. This
> would be extremely valuable in the case of Occupy and getting an eye in the
> sky (we have been calling it a SkyWitness, ya ya ha ha corny but fun) on
> someone, a journalist, in the shit of a situation, and if person 1 leaves a
> preset perimeter, then drone defaults to secondary target, and if all lost
> then return home).
>
>
>
> On Nov 21, 2011, at 5:44 AM, Gian Pablo Villamil wrote:
>
> I like this device:
>
> http://www.sensefly.com/products/swinglet-cam
>
> It autonomously flies a track using GPS guidance, which can be overridden
> if necessary. Notice how they strongly encourage using the semi-autonomous
> guidance, and recommend direct joystick control only for experts.
>
> Cellular is a good link for something like that, since you're not sending
> realtime control data, but rather commands like "hold station at waypoint
> #1", "return to launch point", etc.
>
> It would be awkward to have to try to maintain realtime control in a
> situation where the operator could be distracted or disrupted.
>
> On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 11:21 PM, Gopiballava Flaherty <
> gopiballava at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I was thinking of something semi-autonomous, capable of hovering and/or
>> finding its way home without meat assisting it.
>>
>> On-board video recording so that link death doesn't stop the recording is
>> essential IMHO.
>>
>> Perhaps cellular for the primary link, one way VHF / ham as a backup
>> control link? What I like about cellular is that we don't need our own
>> infrastructure so it can be deployed anywhere.
>>
>> I'd definitely want at least some sort of short range low latency
>> protocol for landing if we had to land in adverse conditions.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> gopi at iPhone
>>
>>
>> On Nov 19, 2011, at 23:10, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
>>
>> > What would you do if you had a plane over a crowd of people, and the
>> authorities decide to shut off all cellular service? Not a good situation.
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