Feeds

Brilliant Brit bloke builds breakfast-belching BACON DRONE

Bezos-busting chopper 'a breakthrough moment for humanity'

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

In what is described as "a breakthrough moment for humanity", a British bloke has constructed a tricopter designed to remotely deliver a full English breakfast of bacon, egg, sausage, mushroom and tomato ketchup.

Joel Veitch's Bacon Drone

Joel Veitch's cutting-edge design of "sticks and tape and coat hangars" is controlled by a 3D Robotics ArduPilot Mega 2.5, with an onboard camera and transmitter providing First Person View (FPV) to a set of goggles.

The breakfast ingredients are packed into a length of 32mm plumbing tube, plugged at one end. A servo-activated R/C car glow plug and flash cotton at the capped end project nosh at the hungry recipient at the required moment, although Veitch's video demonstrates just how much breakfast they get is a hit-and-miss affair.

Veitch told El Reg: "I started this long and painful journey a year ago with a mission to make a 100mph sausage drone. I did succeed in getting it to go 100mph and drop sausages but failed to get the video piloting systems working in it, as it was too terrifyingly fast. Also I would never have got any kind of accuracy from it.

"I hence decided to learn to build and fly multi-rotors, allowing for massively increased precision. I now, today, find myself finally at a breakthrough moment for both myself and humanity."

The next move is to go for complete autonomy with waypoints, which will certainly represent a serious challenge to one etailing behemoth's plan to dominate the skies.

Veitch said: "All that Amazon stuff about drone delivery is pretty crappy compared to my amazing technological triumph. This is why I am so much more rich and successful than Jeff Bezos." ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
PORTAL TO ELSEWHERE scried in small galaxy far, far away
Supermassive black hole dominates titchy star formation
Boffins say they've got Lithium batteries the wrong way around
Surprises at the nano-scale mean our ideas about how they charge could be all wrong
Edge Research Lab to tackle chilly LOHAN's final test flight
Our US allies to probe potential Vulture 2 servo freeze
Europe prepares to INVADE comet: Rosetta landing site chosen
No word yet on whether backup site is labelled 'K'
Cracked it - Vulture 2 power podule fires servos for 4 HOURS
Pixhawk avionics juice issue sorted, onwards to Spaceport America
Archaeologists and robots on hunt for more Antikythera pieces
How much of the world's oldest computer can they find?
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.