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Kristofer™
Hunter
@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
Saw these guys doing plenty of cool stuff at the TC Hackathon over the weekend with their tiny little drone and Gimbal beacon. Unfortunately their live demo didn't take-off (pun intended) but it was pretty cool to see it in action before hand and seems like people could do some cool stuff with this
Mark Egerman@megerman · Cover, Co-Founder
Maybe I'm missing something, but most beacons have a fairly short range and can easily be impacted by walls, people, etc. Using beacons for final landing places may make sense - but as general navigation it won't work in most environments. GPS works just fine, no?
GabeVelez
Maker
@gabevelez · UX Driven Front End Designer
@megerman Hey - very true. This was a hack of automating movements using parrot minidrones indoors. Definitely, short-range is the challenge with beacons - the lack of line of sight led to the fail on stage during the presentation. But it was still a fun hack to put together :)
GabeVelez
Maker
@gabevelez · UX Driven Front End Designer
Hey everyone - honored to be on Product Hunt with a hack we made over the weekend! If you have any questions, let me know :)