Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hacking a $20 Toy Helicopter into an Autonomous Drone

I see the beauty of this more from the reference point of "thinking outside the box" adding to the hopes and faith in our cultural "can do" spirit that in our free country anything is possible. Limitations exist, most assuredly. It's just that some of us, fortunately, just ignore such self imposed limitations as trivialities and "get on with it".  After all, limitations put on us by someone else have to be honored by us to stop us from our experiments in creativity.  Just like water level, someone who has an idea and wants to see it move forward has no one but themselves to blame for limits.  Find a way.  Just think what a mind such as seen in this video will accomplish in his lifetime. As a fan of Elon Musk's forward thinking energy, his audacity of hope I CAN get behind. Helicopters are complex enough in themselves. I don't think this fellow ever considered there was a box.