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Tagging the sky: Airborne graffiti

Craftydan

Hostage Taker of Quads
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#1
Challenge: build and program an autonomous *flying* "tagging" rig to either paint the lawn w/ the FT logo, or draw it at night for a long exposure. Best logo wins . . .
 

OutcastZeroOne

Fly, yes... Land, no
#3
very. all it would need is some kind of GPS tracking system with an auto guidance. Im sure the tech is out there, just not sure within the shows budget...
 

colorex

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#4
very. all it would need is some kind of GPS tracking system with an auto guidance. Im sure the tech is out there, just not sure within the shows budget...
They already have an ArduPilot, it would just require David to program the logo into a GPS map and set it off!
 

Craftydan

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#5
Farmers have been able to do this easily for the last decade or so, using GPS "precision agriculture" equipment (some versions weren't much smarter than an arduino). in fact, many corn mazes are laid out this way.

Granted, they have the advantage of a tractor, and their controller isn't also piloting an A/C in the wind, but I'd like to see how well they could do.

For the competitive portion (no sense watching them both do the exact same thing and the outcome being by luck), maybe assign one a copter and the other a plane?

Dunno, but light up the sky!!!!!
 
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