2015年7月4日土曜日

Maker Faire: Game of Drones

Game of Drones at Maker Faire is a lot of fun :)

Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire 2015

I've made this video from some clips from preliminary fights and final rounds from Game of Drones at Maker Faire 2015.



Interview video of Game of Drones at Maker Faire 2014.

Interesting bits:
- Game of Drones at Maker Faire is made to be safe, so no projectile, chemicals, fire, etc are allowed. The private drone fights allows you to use those, and it a serious fight club of drones ;)
- Commercial drones (like AR Drones) are not created to fight battles. Handmade drones that those team creates are much robust and better chance to win- in the video they show how they slam the frame of the drone to the wall, use hammers to hit the frame, etc and they are okay.



A "Drone Torture" video to show you how durable those airframes are. You shoot it, smash it, put in fire, put in water, crashing into glass, step on it, jump on it, etc.



And this is how they "hand-make" some of those frames. Amazing!



They have instructional videos of how to make drones that can do splash downs.



Demo video of Paintball firing drones (this is not allowed at Maker Faire though!)



Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki